Free course duration extension
PFH AKADEMIE Certificate
Practical mid-term and final exam project work
Course ID 0701
The regular course duration is 6 months, based on ca. 25 hours study time per week.
After successfully passing the exam(s) we will issue the PFH AKADEMIE certificate.
At this time we cannot yet award ECTS credit points for this course due to its very practical focus.
The fee for the course is 1.794 €. This includes the online learning materials, support and guidance from experienced tutors during the course, course activities and assignments on which you receive feedback from the tutors, weekly online sessions with the tutors for questions and feedback on course assignments, LinkedIn Learning license, completion and grading of two major project assignments and your final graded certificate. The course fee can also be paid in 6 monthly installments over the regular course duration
Course duration extensions
For the Digital Solutions courses you can receive a free extension of 9 months. 6 months of this extension are based on a reduced weekly study time and an additional 3 months to give you more flexibility to manage unexpected delays. This free extension activates automatically, assuming you have not successfully finished or quit the course in the regular duration. Beyond this free extension you can twice book an additional 3-month extension at a fee of 49 € each. These extra extensions do not start automatically.
The course is structured to ensure that you do not only gain knowledge. Knowledge is only the foundation on which you will build your professional level skill set as well as your general competence in the field. This way you will be ready to take on that new job, next project, promotion, or even your own business.
Knowledge: Understanding of theories, facts, principles, and processes in the field of User Experience Design.
Skills: Ability to use this knowledge and practical skills to solve problems or tasks and create working solutions.
General competence: Be able to independently apply the acquired knowledge and skills in various situations as well as manage projects or start a new business.
The curriculum covers the following topics:
- Research and Insight
- Ideation and Planning
- Usability Testing I
- Midterm exam project assignment
- Interaction Design Foundations
- UX Design for Mobile Devices
- Final exam project assignment
- Portfolio creation
In all content modules the students learn the current understanding, principles, models, methods, and tools to execute the relevant tasks in UX Design in practical situations.
The course focuses on developing practical skills within the most important aspects of user experience design, and the main goal is mastering these practical skills. The training course is largely comprised of practical assignments where you will be working with industry-specific tasks. There are daily learning activities and larger mandatory assignments.
A professional life as a UX designer requires expertise in project planning, workflows, and streamlining working processes and the product itself. The final project exam as well as the portfolio that you create over the course of the course will be useful as an attachment to job applications or as a proposal for a real product.
Ready for the job or the promotion
The course balances theoretical and practical applications, which is crucial for professional development. Students will acquire knowledge, skills, and competence in research and insight, wireframing and prototyping, usability testing and basic interaction and design principles. Students who complete the course will be able to work individually and build relations with other designers, users, and stakeholders.
The education is aimed towards people that want to create a successful user-centered design by having a deeper understanding of users, their needs, values, abilities, and also their limitations. The course is open to candidates with no prior experience but also for those who have worked in other related subject areas or with a relevant educational background.
Typical jobs for graduates are for example User Experience Designer, User Researcher, or Usability Tester.
Once you have registered for the course you will receive your personalized access to our online learning platform where you will find all the course materials, access to chat and forums, and more. You will also receive via email and via the online platform an introduction package with all the details about using the platform, access to further research materials, contact information for your tutors and much more.
The course is an online self-study program with curated content, self-check multiple choice quizzes, and task assignments for virtually all course modules for which you will get feedback from your tutors. The tutors are available via chat as well as course forums and via weekly virtual meetings where you can ask question, receive feedback and more.
The examinations that are the basis for successful graduation consist of a midterm project as well as a final exam project. Both exams are based on 60 hours and have flexible submission times. Here you can showcase your learning and apply them for actual solutions. The midterm exam counts for 40% of the overall course grade and the final exam counts for 60%.
Throughout the course you will be working on your UX Design portfolio by turning your course activities and smaller as well as larger projects into a professional portfolio that you will be proud to showcase to future employers.
Once you have passed your exam(s) we will proudly issue your certificate.