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Skills Bootcamp in UX/UI Design

Short course

    Want to learn more about web or app design and development? Our Skills Bootcamp in UX/UI Design gives you the skills you need to kickstart your career or build your business.

    • Online learning over ten weeks with a time commitment of 12 hours per week.
    • Attend workshops to explore the fundamentals of digital marketing and web development.
    • Gain industry experience through guest talks from industry professionals.

    With more and more people consuming online content across multiple devices, great user experiences (UX) for customers have become a critical factor to a company’s success. In this ten week Skills Bootcamp in UI/UX Design you’ll learn all about this, whilst developing the fundamental skills to start your journey as a User Interface (UI)/User Experience (UX) Designer, set yourself up as self-employed or help you secure new freelance work.

    You'll learn how to use industry standard tools to realise your ideas and answer problems when working on industry briefs and challenges. You’ll also explore key aspects of the design process and work on a project to develop a digital solution such as an app or website.

    You must be aged 19+ to apply. We only accept applications from students who haven't completed a government funded Skills Bootcamp in the last 12 months.

    Our current Skills Bootcamps in UX/UI Design are full and we're no longer accepting applications at this time. Please register your interest to be notified of any upcoming Skills Bootcamps.

    "Our tutors were very helpful and informative and were always on hand to support us when needed. I learnt a lot from this Skills Bootcamp."

    Liam, Student, Skills Bootcamp in Creative Computing: UI/UX Design

    What you'll learn

    Course overview

    UX design involves the design of the entire process of acquiring and integrating a product, including aspects of branding, design, usability and functionality.

    In this ten week short course you’ll explore the core fundamentals of user experience and user interface design including user research, the design process, ideation, wireframing, prototyping, user testing and working with industry standard tools.

    Throughout the ten weeks you'll receive 25 hours of career support and 15 hours of support from your personal mentor.

    Alongside this, you'll attend two online workshops which will explore the fundamentals of digital marketing and web development.

    Course structure

    Week one

    • Welcome
    • What is UX/UI design?

    Week two

    • UX/UI design process

    Week three

    • UX research
    • Ideation

    Week four

    • Key UX laws
    • Developing your portfolio

    Week five

    • Figma
    • Emotional Design

    Week six

    • Wireframing
    • User flows

    Week seven

    • UI design (prototypes)
    • Web development fundamentals workshop

    Week eight

    • User testing

    Week nine

    • Figma testing
    • Portfolio development
    • Digital marketing workshop

    Week ten

    • Presenting your ideas
    • Reflection and analysis
    How will I be taught?

    Teaching will take place online via Microsoft Teams. You'll receive six hours of compulsory teaching a week. You'll also have the opportunity to attend an optional drop in session each week.

    You'll be taught by highly experienced lecturers and also benefit from guest speakers, group exercises, and online learning.

    It's important to note that you're expected to spend at least five hours outside of teaching on independent study to support your learning. Your lecturers will support you with reading activities to do during your independent study.

    Empowering employability and your success

    Our wellbeing, employability and careers programme focuses on an evidence-based approach, integrating a positive psychological and coaching approach with employability and career skills. Through conversations, connections and collaborations, these can facilitate positive changes and grow a supportive community.  

    Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to navigate the job market, portfolio careers and self-employment successfully and to thrive in your career. 

    To facilitate the building of connection and community you'll be offered a one-to-one wellbeing and careers coaching session when you start your Skills Bootcamp. There'll be two further opportunities to have a one-to-one coaching session during and after your course. 

    During your course you'll have access to:

    • One to one wellbeing and careers coaching
    • Workshop sessions and learning huddles
    • Wellbeing, careers and creativity immersions
    • Networking events with local employers, Skills Bootcamp alumni and fellow learners
    Assessments and how your progress will be reviewed

    Throughout your Skills Bootcamp journey, your progress will be reviewed in multiple formats which could include verbal and written feedback, peer feedback, formal assessments and 1-2-1 progress reviews with a Skills Bootcamp team member. You'll also create and deliver a course project where you’ll have the opportunity to showcase the skills you've learned. 

    The formal assessments will happen at key points during the course but are not pass-or-fail. They are a tool for us to identify your strengths and weaknesses to help us give you the best opportunity to reach your goals during the Skills Bootcamp.

    What jobs will I be able to apply for?

    After completing the Skills Bootcamp in UX/UI Design you'll possess the skills needed to pursue an entry-level role as a:

    • UX Designer 
    • UI Designer
    • Digital Designer 
    • UX/UI Designer 
    • UX Researcher

    You’ll also be able to apply these skills to set yourself up as self employed or to help secure freelance work.

    Employer involvement


    Modular is a small Digital Delivery Team. They support businesses with the ongoing thinking, planning, doing and fixing needed not only to create a powerful online service but to sustain and nourish it for years to come. Underpinning all of their work is human centred design. Modular are passionate about helping others build upon their skills and embracing new work experiences. Sharing and supporting others is a big thing for them.

    Modular will share insights into what working for a small agency looks like, along with some guidance on how to excel in interviews. They'll also provide a wider view of the sector through a series of online talks.

    Transform Digital

    Transform Digital is a design and digital marketing consultancy with creativity at the core. They believe that digital marketing is more than just looking good. It’s about voicing who you are, what you do, and why you do it: through branding, design, photography, videography and high-performing SEO, PPC and social campaigns. 

    Transform Digital are looking forward to hosting webinars on designing for accessibility, website design and build and SEO, as well as running student interviews. And they’re even more excited to meet the next generation of digital designers and marketers.

    Ofsted and the Skills Bootcamps

    The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates the Skills Bootcamps. They inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. They also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.

    This means that all Skills Bootcamp providers must meet Ofsted’s framework regulations, therefore, ensuring you have a good experience on your learning journey. However, at any point during the delivery of the Skills Bootcamp, the University might be inspected by Ofsted. While this won't impact your day-to-day participation on the course, Ofsted might request to speak to you to gain insights into your Skills Bootcamp experience. 

    “Our tutors were very responsive to messages outside of teaching and made it clear that additional support was available if we needed it. I'm so grateful for the experience and will recommend this Skills Bootcamp to others.”

    Nicola P, Student, Skills Bootcamp in Creative Computing: UI/UX Design

    Interested in applying?

    What we look for

    You should have aspirations for a career in the creative industries using digital technology, be looking to use the skills learnt to set up a self-employed business, or looking to secure new work. You may be interested in web design, UX/UI design, agile project management or app development. While some previous knowledge is desirable, the most important factor is a positive mindset.

    Eligibility requirements

    You must:

    • Be aged 19+
    • Be living in Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol or South Gloucestershire
    • Have the right to live and work in the UK
    • Agree to provide mandatory personal data and supplementary information on your career outcomes for up to eight months following completion of the Skills Bootcamp
    • Not have completed a Skills Bootcamp funded by the Department for Education (DfE) in the last 12 months

    Our Skills Bootcamp in UX/UI Design is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and therefore is free. We only accept applications from students who haven't completed a government funded Skills Bootcamp in the last 12 months.

    If you're being sent for training by your employer, your employer will need to pay up to 30% of the total fees depending on the size of the company. If this is the case, please contact us at for more details.

    Dates and times

    Our current Skills Bootcamps in UX/UI Design are full and we're no longer accepting applications at this time. Please register your interest to be notified of any upcoming Skills Bootcamps.

    How to apply

    Our current Skills Bootcamps in UX/UI Design are full and we're no longer accepting applications at this time. Please register your interest to be notified of any upcoming Skills Bootcamps.

    “The Skills Bootcamp was hard work and stretched me at times, particularly the coding, but I got such a sense of achievement when it went right.”

    Jo Woodward, Student, Skills Bootcamp in Creative Computing: UI/UX Design
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    What happens after completing a Skills Bootcamp?

    Career support

    After completing your Skills Bootcamp you’ll be supported by your Career Development Coach for six months. This includes help with putting together a business plan. You’ll have access to additional training such as our Entrepreneurship for Beginners short course.

    During and after your course you’ll be invited to a Skills Bootcamps students and alumni LinkedIn group in which you can network and celebrate your career success with your fellow learners.

    Once you’ve finished your Skills Bootcamp you’ll be sent a monthly newsletter with the latest job vacancies and networking events.

    Skills Bootcamp outcomes

    As our Skills Bootcamps are fully funded by the Department for Education, there is an expectation that you'll keep in touch with us to let us know about any career progression opportunities you receive after completing the short course. You’ll be provided with a short declaration form to fill out once you've secured new work.

    Contact us

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