This course is FREE for Londoners who are on a Low-Income or on Active Benefits or Other Benefits or if you do not already have a full level 3 qualification. Find out more about Free Courses for Jobs

This course is FREE for Londoners who are on a Low-Income or on Active Benefits or Other-Benefits or if you do not already have a full level3 qualification. Find out more about free courses for jobs >

Level 3 Certificate in User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) NCFE

Course Dates: 01/10/24 - 29/05/25
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: Blended (learn both online and in-person)
The application process is now open.

This Level 3 course is designed for learners wishing to gain knowledge and skills of traditional practices used in UX/UI design industry sectors. On completion of the certificate, you would have the opportunity to join UX/UI design companies as an entry level UX/UI designer with some website creation/design experience or progress onto higher education.
This course is part of the government’s Free courses for Jobs initiative, providing the skills employers need and focusing on qualifications with good job opportunities and pay.
The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here
The course fee is £941, plus an upfront fee of £1008 payable at the time of your enrolment.
If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans
If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Advice and Guidance Team by phone on (telephone temporarily unavailable) or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk
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This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Level 3 Certificate in User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) NCFE
  • Course Code: CUXQ01
  • Dates: 01/10/24 - 29/05/25
  • Time: 18:15 - 21:15
  • Taught: Tue+Thu+Sat, Evening
  • Duration: 56 sessions (over 35 weeks)
  • Location: Blended (learn both online and in-person)
  • Tutor: Itai Bercovier, Alex Gregory

Course Code: CUXQ01

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Tue+Thu+Sat, eve, 01 Oct - 29 May '25

Duration: 56 sessions (over 35 weeks)

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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Any questions? computing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 4582 8438

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to introduce you to key concepts such as cognition and technology, ideas and solution generation, accessibility guidelines and information architecture. You'll gain knowledge of UX/UI methods such as user testing, design guidelines, data gathering techniques, personas and prototyping, privacy consideration and the use of design software such as Figma. It will prepare you for a career path such as UX/UI designer, UX researcher, Information Architect, Interaction Designer, UX Accessibility, product manager, product owner (PO), content strategist and any other future roles that may emerge as technology develops.

On successful completion of this course participants will be awarded an NCFE Level 3 Certificate in UX/UI and a portfolio piece to apply for a position in the world of UX/UI.


This course is part of the government’s Free courses for Jobs initiative, providing the skills employers need and focusing on qualifications with good job opportunities and pay.
If you are 24* or over you can access this course for free - please see the eligibility criteria in the section above.

• The course fee is £1499. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) Advanced Learner Loan to help you cover some of the costs of learning. The maximum amount of loan you can get for this course will be £941. You will need to pay £558 on enrolment.
If you don’t want to apply for an Advanced loan and will be paying the fees in full, an installment payment plan is available. For more information, please contact computing@citylit.ac.uk.

This course will be delivered online and in person, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

What will we cover?

User research
User journeys
Expert evaluation
Design thinking & problem solving
Layout Design using Figma (software)
Practical Design Principles
User testing
Personas
Wireframes
Information architecture
History of UX
GDPR and privacy.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Demonstrate through a portfolio User Experience (UX) & Visual Design (UI) methodologies to identify problems, research solutions and create visual prototypes to test with users.
You will be able to understand and explain the steps required to design a user interface from concept, user research to a finished designed website layout prototype ready for production.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an accredited Level 3 course. You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read written instructions and information, and discuss work with your tutor and peers in English. As this is a level 3 portfolio based accredited course you will be required to complete tasks in your portfolio so your written English should be at least at level 2 GCSE or equivalent.
You should be a confident computer user with good file management skills.Useful to know but not essential: an understanding of User Experience and awareness of design. Awareness of general design tools such as Adobe suite, Figma.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course has a blended format. It will be delivered online with 3 hours sessions running twice a week. However, you will be required to come in for six Saturdays from 10:30am till 4:30pm during the duration of this course. These dates are the 19th of October, the 7th of December, the 1st of February, the 15th of March, 3rd and 24th of May from 10:30-16:30pm. If you have any questions at this stage please contact us computing@citylit.ac.uk
There will be self directed learning as well as work assigned outside of class to create a stronger project. The more you work outside of class the more you’ll be able to push your portfolio piece and learn more. You will be expected to attend at least 90% of the all sessions and assign 5 additional hours a week on top of the teaching contact time. You will also need to take notes to record the user research in a notebook.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You need access to a laptop/computer that can run Chrome browser efficiently, a good internet connection and a notebook.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can continue to further your studies by learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript (the languages that drive the web). Please click here to view our web development courses.

With the portfolio you have built during the course you'll be able to apply for internships or junior positions as a UX/UI designer or UX researcher or progress onto higher education.

Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

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Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.