Digital Learning Designer | Pearson qualifications

Digital Learning Designer (L5)

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About the role

This apprenticeship standard is designed typically as a 24 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in an educational technologies role.

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Taking this apprenticeship will enable professionals to move into exciting roles such as; creative digital design professional, project manager and digital user experience (UX) professional. Those working in the digital learning design field take responsibility for designing, developing, and maintaining digital learning materials. They develop an understanding of how people learn, and how technology can be used to facilitate this.

Our EPA for this standard will give you and your apprentices the tools and support you need for success.




In order to meet the apprenticeship standard apprentices will be required to hold or achieve:

  • A minimum of Level 2 maths and Level 2 English

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.


As both a vocational and academic awarding organisation, we can offer a wide range of English and maths qualifications in line with your standards’ requirements from Functional Skills through to GCSEs.

Learning resources

English and maths resources
We have a wide range of resources and useful tools to complement your programme, including assessment tools, podcasts and training events.

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End-point assessment

End-point assessment

As an ESFA-approved Assessment Organisation, we provide a full range of assessment services, resources and support from our experienced EPA team to equip you and your learners with the diverse requirements of the apprenticeship standards.

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation, regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer or not.

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The EPA for the Digital Learning Designer apprenticeship consists of the following two components:

  • Assessment method 1: Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio
  • Assessment method 2: Project with presentation and questioning

Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio

In the discussion, an independent assessor and apprentice have a formal two-way conversation. The apprentice can refer to and illustrate their answers with evidence from their portfolio of evidence. It gives the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate their competency across the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) mapped to this EPA method.

Project with presentation and questioning

A project involves the apprentice completing a significant and defined piece of work that has a real business application and benefit. The project must start after the apprentice has gone through the gateway. It gives the apprentice the opportunity to demonstrate the KSBs mapped to this assessment method.

The project must meet the needs of the employer’s business and be relevant to the apprentice’s occupation and apprenticeship. The End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) must confirm that it provides the apprentice with the opportunity to demonstrate the KSBs mapped to this assessment method to the highest available grade. The EPAO must refer to the grading descriptors to ensure that projects are pitched appropriately.

Our range of EPA resources such as EPA specification, additional resources document and practice knowledge test are designed to enhance learners’ knowledge and/or hone essential skills required.

They are available to our customers who have signed up to Pearson EPA and include information on:

  • Structure
  • Grading
  • Gateway requirements
  • Assessment content
  • Evidence requirement for each component

We have designed a step-by-step guide, with signposts to our key supporting information, resources and services available at every stage of the process.

Training and support

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Become and independent end-point assessor

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Digital credentials

Apprentices who achieve their End-point Assessment for this standard will be invited to claim their Credly digital badge.

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