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Founded in 2018, the UX Design Institute’s mission is to revolutionise UX design education and help people achieve meaningful and rewarding careers as UX designers. The accredited programme offers practical training, personalised support, and industry-standard certifications, preparing individuals for success in today's digital economy. Central to the project’s mission is inclusivity and accessibility: they believe everyone deserves equitable access to digital skill development, fostering a diverse and inclusive digital society.

Discover the UX Design Institute

The UX Design Institute is the only UX educational body to offer university-credit-rated certifications and has become the industry standard for UX education. They offer a range of courses in the realm of UX Design. The Institute has partnered with the Glasgow Caledonian University, which issues credits worth 30 SCQF credits. The aim is to change lives by making UX careers and education more accessible to a wider range of people. The courses are priced in a range depending on the skills the user wants to learn.

Prioritising students’ success

The UX Design Institute is committed to its students’ career success. Data shows that 87% of graduates have decided to switch careers from something completely unrelated to UX design, such as teachers, salespeople, or architects. Supporting them as they embark on a new and exciting career path is central in the Institute’s approach. To help these students be successful, the institute pairs its top-notch, practical education with a one-to-one career service that helps prepare graduates for their first job, develop their resumes – ensuring they are confident entering the workforce.

As a result, almost 80% of their students have been able to land their first UX role within 12 months of completing the course. In a competitive and somewhat declining industry post-COVID, this figure is even more meaningful. The Institute is producing entry- level candidates who are still breaking through the competition and securing roles at leading companies. Keeping in mind that most of their students came from completely different backgrounds, this is a testament to the quality, rigour, and practicality of the student experience.

Current impact

To date, the institute has certified over 10,000 UX designers in 45 countries and has 28 people employed in the Dublin Liberties office. They have increased their accredited programmess from 1 to 7 different courses since 2018, offering a variety of paths for people to upskill and become certified in. The Institute has also partnered with a number of European organisations such as KnowHouse and ICE Malta to be able to offer our courses to a wider range of beneficiaries across the Europe and the world.

Why is this a good practice?

The UX Design Institute, offers university-credit-rated certifications, revolutionizing UX education through making UX careers more accessible. 87% of graduates switch careers successfully, with tailored one-to-one career services. Almost 80% land their first UX role within 12 months.

The Institute plans continuous curriculum improvement to match industry trends. The aim is to expand course offerings for various skill levels and global reach via online platforms and partnerships. Collaborations with industry leaders enhance the programme’s quality, while research and innovation keeps them at the forefront of UX education. These strategies ensure long-term sustainability, empowering individuals for rewarding UX careers.

The project has been replicated in multiple regions globally and continues to expand its scope and geographic reach. Through partnerships with educational institutions and online platforms, the UX Design Institute extended its programs to learners worldwide.

Good practice details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Education not further defined
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Geographical sphere
EU institutional initiative
Type of funding