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University of Leeds

Blended Learning Essentials

University of Leeds via FutureLearn Program


Technology has fundamentally changed how we learn, making it more engaging but also challenging. The program contains essential knowledge for teachers, trainers & managers developing blended learning and prepare learners to succeed in the workplace.

You may be working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning and lifelong learning or adult education. Whether you are directly supporting learners or delivering training, this program will help you use digital technology and blended learning more effectively.

Throughout this program you’ll understand the main principles of blended learning, how to embed it in your practice, how to develop your learners’ digital skills for the modern workplace and how to use digital technology to enhance apprentices’ experience.

You will find practical advice from with teaching and training professionals on how overcome challenges and resources you will need to make digital technology work for you.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started
-A free course for the vocational education and training sector to promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning.

Course 2: Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice
-This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

Course 3: Blended Learning Essentials: Developing Digital Skills
-A course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to support the development of learners’ digital skills in the workplace.

Course 4: Blended Learning Essentials: Digitally-Enriched Apprenticeships
-A CPD course for apprenticeship providers looking to enhance their courses with digital technology for the modern workplace.


Taught by

Diana Laurillard and Neil Morris


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