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UI Design Course

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Professional Certificate in
UI Design

Professional Certificate in UI Design

What you will learn

UI design


12 weeks


3 hours per week




Online, self-paced

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

Become a certified UI designer

  • Learn how to create beautiful, pixel-perfect user interfaces
  • Accelerate your career with an in-demand skillset
  • Get a professional qualification in just 12 weeks
Our graduates get hired by leading, design-focused companies

Why get certified in UI design?

Work in a creative, rewarding job
UI designers add personality and visual appeal to user interfaces. It’s an enjoyable career that rewards creativity: the perfect entry into tech for visually-minded people.
Design with confidence
You’ll understand the ‘why’ of good UI design by knowing the principles behind it. You’ll be able to defend your decisions and design with confidence.

Expand your career options
UI skills are needed worldwide, and demand is growing. With a globally recognised UI design course, you’ll become a more valuable, sought-after professional.
UX Design vs UI Design - What’s the difference?

Who this course is for

This UI design course is suited to anybody interested in designing beautiful interfaces for digital products.

  • Graphic designers and digital designers who want to upskill to UI design
  • UI designers who want to strengthen their knowledge and craft
  • UX professionals who want to become more rounded product designers
  • Anybody with a design background looking for a creative job in tech
Daniel Kleimberg
Daniel Kleimberg

Product Designer, Zopa

“It’s a fantastic and comprehensive UI design course, which provided me with the knowledge and skills to hit the ground running as a Product Designer.”

A flexible, university-backed curriculum

Our curriculum is university credit-rated and approved by the industry. Over 12 weeks, you’ll learn the principles and skills you need to become a confident UI designer.

Module 1

Introduction to UI design

Understand the role of the UI designer and why good UI matters.

Module 2

Brand and personality

Discover how to infuse a brand’s personality into any design.

Module 3


Acquire the fundamentals of layout: grids, alignment and space.

Module 4

Design principles

Guide users through your interface using the principles of design.

Module 5


Explore the various components that make a design interactive.

Module 6


Understand the importance and power of typography in design.

Module 7

Colour, shapes and effects

Discover the role of colour, shapes and effects in UI design.

Module 8

Iconography and imagery

Identify how to use icons, illustrations and images to maximum effect.

Module 9

Design process

Learn how an interface goes from sketches to a polished interface.

Module 10

Presenting designs

Learn how to prepare designs for presentation and handover.


Project and portfolio

Develop your UI portfolio through a series of step-by-step activities.


UI design tools

Work on your designs using industry tools: Figma, Adobe XD, or Sketch.

Julian Pugsley
Julian Pugsley

Product Designer, CogX

"After completing the professional diploma in UX, the next logical step for me was to gain a greater understanding of user interface design, and the UI course did exactly that. These two courses have provided me with the tools, knowledge, and confidence required to start a career in UX design."

Julian’s UI portfolio project

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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:

7 August 2024

12 places remaining
Early bird price until
23 July 2024
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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 UI designer who bring years of practical insight.

Student community

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


Request more details

Submit your contact details to get:

  • The full UI 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.

“I can confidently say this course was completely worthwhile. The projects in my portfolio were instrumental in landing me a job.”
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John Kalnin
Product Designer
@Tabula Rasa HealthCare

Frequently asked questions

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

What is UI Design

A user interface is the point of interaction between humans and computers. User interface design is the process of designing how these interfaces look and behave. Click here to learn more.

What's the difference between UX and UI?

While UX considers the overall user experience, UI focuses on the visual and interactive elements a person uses to interact with a digital product. Click here to learn more.

What does a UI designer do?

UI designers design all the screens that make up a digital user interface, as well as the individual elements featured on those screens. Click here to read more.

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. Our students come from a diverse mix of backgrounds, including project management, development, graphic design, product management, business analysis and so on.

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

You need to be comfortable learning in English. All video lessons, course materials, webinars, correspondence and the final exam are delivered in English.

How is the course structured?

There are two learning paths available to you:

1. Structured path

The most popular option is to follow the three month structure. Each month you are given a deadline with a number of video lessons to complete. A monthly mentor-hosted webinar allows you to discuss coursework to date, ask questions and get feedback on your assignment.

2. Self-directed path

Alternatively, according to your personal time constraints, 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 six months.

Will I get a mentor?

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

Will I build a portfolio?

Yes. Practical work is a huge part of the course. You’ll complete an assignment which involves a series of practical exercises to give you hands-on experience in UI design. This assignment showcases your skills, your mindset and your experience. It’s something you can showcase to prospective employers to demonstrate the skills you’ve acquired during 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.

Are the courses 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 UI Design is allocated 12 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 this Certification Equivalents Table.

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