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Content Design & UX Writing Course

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Professional Certificate in
Content Design

Professional Certificate in Content Design

Who is it for?

Writing professionals UX/UI professionals


10 weeks


3 hours per week




Online, self-paced

* 0% interest monthly payment plans available. Get in touch for details.

Build a rewarding career in content design

Build a rewarding career in content design (also known as UX writing) with a globally recognised, industry-approved qualification. Get the mindset, the confidence and the skills that will help you stand out in a rapidly growing industry.

Why take this course:

  • Be in demand. Certified qualifications will help you stand out in a fast-growing industry
  • Build a career with impact. Design content experiences that will influence users worldwide
  • Broaden your opportunities. Optimise your skills to get hired at leading companies
  • Get qualified. Earn a university credit-rated certification approved by industry leaders
  • Gain the confidence you need to succeed. Our mentors, career advisors and student community will support you all the way

University credit-rated, industry-approved

Our content design course is credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University and has been reviewed and endorsed by leaders in the tech industry. It covers everything you need to become a certified content design professional.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Module 1

Introduction to content design

Understand what content design is and the role of a content designer.

Module 2

Principles of good content design

Learn the core principles of content design and why it matters.

Module 3

Voice, tone and style

Learn how voice, tone, and style can create a cohesive product experience.

Module 4

Understanding your users

Uncover your audience's goals and content needs.

Module 5

Writing for interfaces

Learn to write microcopy for buttons, notifications and other UI elements.

Module 6

The product mindset

Develop a product mindset by learning about product design systems and tools.

Module 7

Testing content

Learn how to test, evaluate and improve your content.

Module 8

AI for content design

Learn how to use AI tools to become a more effective content designer.

Module 9

Working in content design

Learn how to be the content champion within your organisation.

Who this course is for

This course is a gateway for anyone who wants to work in the vibrant content design industry.

  • Writers, journalists and content professionals who want to enhance their skills for the digital world
  • UX and UI designers who want to become more rounded professionals
  • Content designers looking for a formal qualification that validates their expertise
  • Digital marketers who need content design skills to succeed in their roles
  • Anybody with a writing, content or design background looking for a creative tech job
Stephen Flynn
Stephen Flynn

Senior UX Writer, Tide

“Big thanks to the UXDI for setting me on the right path in my career. The course provided me with a great grasp of the fundamentals and has allowed me to progress significantly career-wise in under 18 months.”

Why get certified in content design?

Do meaningful and rewarding work
Join the creators, innovators and designers who are shaping our digital lives. Design products and experiences that help real people solve real problems.
Credibility and confidence
Get the confidence that comes from a deep understanding of content design. With a credit-rated certificate, valued by employers everywhere.
Work in a high-growth industry
Open a world of new opportunities. Develop the content design skills that are in high demand worldwide.

Payment plans available

Pay $359 per month over 6 months. 0% interest. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

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Next course commences:

4 July 2024

9 places remaining
Early bird price extended until
25 June 2024
Payment plans available
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What’s included

Intensive education. A structured programme packed with short, sharp video lessons
Learn-by-doing. Hands-on projects to help you practise what you’ve learned
Expert guidance. Get mentored by experienced content professionals, and enjoy day-to-day support from our expert tutors
Learning assessment. Earn your qualification via an online exam
Resume prep sessions held monthly to ensure you stand out to employers.
A university credit-rated certification that recognises your new skills

Support at every step

From day one, you’ll be part of a lively community of tutors, mentors and fellow students that support each other along the way.













Student Success team

Our friendly and responsive team will help you stay on track and keep you accountable.

Course mentor

Your course mentor is an expert content designer who brings years of practical insight.

Student community

Collaborate, share tips and build connections on our lively student Slack channels.

You’re in good company. Our alumni practice UX design with the world’s leading organisations.

Request more details

Submit your contact details to get:

  • The full course syllabus
  • Your questions answered, by phone or email
  • Helpful career advice with no obligations

Or if you're happy to get started, you can enroll today.

“It’s the best investment you could make for yourself and for your career.”
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Victoria Robin
UX Manager

Frequently asked questions

More questions? Schedule a call with an education advisor, or email us at

What is content design?

Content in UX/UI design is the language that appears in a user interface. Content design, sometimes called UX writing, is essentially designing with words.

The word “content” typically refers to information, images, videos, text, etc., that are included as a part of something, such as a website. In user experience and user interface design, “content” primarily refers to written content that informs or persuades an audience, sometimes called copy. You can read more about it here.

Is content design different from UX writing?

UX writing and content design are essentially the same. Both content designers and writers are a part of the design process, follow style and brand guidelines, make decisions based on user research and testing and write the copy that will be included in the user interface. You can find out more here.

What do content designers do?

Content designers and UX writers work within the product design team to craft clear, concise and compelling language within the user interface. They consider the user, the company’s brand voice, and the needs of the product. Read more here.

What are the admissions criteria?

Students are admitted on a case-by-case basis after a consultation with one of our Education Advisors. Key factors we’ll discuss with you include:

1. Background

You don’t need experience in design or technology to enrol in our courses, although having one or both is a definite bonus. To get the most value from this course, you will need some experience in writing and a genuine interest in words and language.

2. Commitment

You do need to be motivated and committed. We set a high bar. Studying for one of our professional qualifications requires a certain amount of time, energy and focus. Our team will be there to support you along every step of the way but success will come as a result of your own diligence.

3. English language

To take this course, you should be advanced in verbal and written English. All video lessons, course materials, webinars, correspondence and the final exam are delivered in English. If English is not your first language, you should have a proficiency of C1 as defined by the CEFRL (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). If you are unsure of your level, you can take one of the many free English proficiency tests available online.

How is the course structured?

There are two learning paths available to you:

1. Structured path

The most popular option is to follow the 10 week structure. Each week you are given a deadline with a number of video lessons to complete. You’ll also follow recommended start and finish dates for each project.

2. Self-directed path

Alternatively you can complete the course entirely at your own pace. As the course is delivered entirely online, it means that you’re free to complete it whenever you are free. You’ll still be able to take part in any of the webinars - either live or catching up through recordings. Once enrolled, you'll have access to all of the course materials for four months.

Will I get a mentor?

Yes. All our mentors are industry professionals with many years of experience working in the field. Our mentors host webinars and will be available during these live sessions to answer questions, review progress and run quick tutorials.

Will I build a portfolio?

Yes. Practical work is an important part of the course. You’ll complete a series of projects which will give you hands-on experience in content design. Completed project work can be added to your portfolio to showcase the skills that you’ve acquired through the course.

Will I work on a team?

Yes, if you want to. Each course is limited to a maximum of 75 people. This allows you to build relationships with your fellow students on a dedicated Slack channel, and collaborate on projects and study time.

Is the course recognised?

The UK higher education system is internationally renowned for its excellent standards. Our courses are all credit-rated by Glasgow Caledonian University, a highly-rated UK university. The Professional Certificate in Content Design is allocated 20 credits at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework. For your country, there will be an equivalent award in the relevant educational system. For guidance, please review the Certification Equivalents Table.