/Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started

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Provided by: University of Leeds

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20200928

Subjects: Digital Education, Digital Media, Internet of Things, Web Applications

Accredited by: The CPD Certification Service, Ufi

Price: Under £500

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

Technology has fundamentally changed how we learn, making it more engaging but also challenging. This course will help you understand the importance of blended learning and how to use digital methods more effectively into your teaching. These methods will help your learners become familiar with the digital workplaces they will be joining.


You’ll understand the main principles of blended learning, and through practical advice from with teaching and training professionals you will learn how overcome challenges and use resources to make digital technology work for you.


The course focuses on designing a new blended learning activity. This is something you could then try out with your own learners. The course also explores the issues of workload, sharing ideas and designs and collaborating across organisations.


This course is part of the Blended Learning Essentials Program of online courses, which aims to support teachers and trainers to understand blended learning and how to embed it in their practice.

Who is this course for

This course is aimed at everyone working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning and lifelong learning or adult education. Whether you are directly supporting learners or delivering training, this course will help you use blended learning more effectively.

What will I learn

In this course you will:

  • Identify ways in which new technology can contribute to the difficult challenges facing the VET, FE and Skills sector.
  • Evaluate the many free or affordable tools now available to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Apply your knowledge of blended learning to develop training materials using appropriate technologies.
  • Evaluate a variety of effective blended learning approaches and apply the most suitable to your delivery in order to improve the learners’ experience and attainment.
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