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Currently unemployed? Registered in Germany?
You could be eligible to take our UI Design Course for free
CareerFoundry’s UI Design Course has been officially certified by AZAV, which means you can take the course free of charge with a Bildungsgutschein.
Not sure what a Bildungsgutschein is?
A Bildungsgutschein is an educational voucher issued by the Agentur für Arbeit (the German job center). Once approved by the job center, the Bildungsgutschein enables unemployed residents of Germany to learn new, valuable, in-demand skills for free.
Read on to discover how you can use the Bildungsgutschein to become a fully-fledged UI designer in a matter of months with the CareerFoundry UI Design Course!
UI Design Course details
In this course, you will
Learn all of the skills, tools, and processes necessary to become a UI designer
Work with a Mentor who has 5-8+ years of industry experience and a Tutor for your day‑to‑day feedback
Receive tailored coaching from our Career Services team to ensure you stand out at interviews
Build an impressive portfolio out of the real‑world projects you complete on the course
Land a job as a UI designer with the help of our Career Specialists
4 months at 40 hrs/week or 8 months at 20 hrs/week
Our UI Mentors are rated 4.93/5 based on over 4000 student reviews
Free job preparation course and expert career coaching included
Why become a UI designer?
A creative job you will love
UI design is one of the most innovative, exciting, and refreshing career paths for those with a passion for understanding human behavior and a curiosity in how design shapes the products and services around them. UI designer was rated one of the top 100 jobs in America for 2017.
High demand means high pay
Employers struggle to find qualified UI designers, and the demand keeps growing. The average Junior UI designer salary in Germany is €38,000 per year, while Senior UI Designers can earn as much as €55,000 per year.
A flexible career path
As a UI designer, you will have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, and large corporates—on a freelance basis, or even remotely.
Why choose CareerFoundry?
Our two-person mentor model ensures that you’ll get all the support you’ll need throughout the course. You’ll be assigned a Tutor—an experienced UI designer responsible for evaluating your exercises within 24 hours of submission, and a Mentor, who’ll provide you with detailed written, video, and on-call feedback on your portfolio pieces.
Fully online with accountability
Study fully online for 4 or 8 months while working 20 or 40 hours per week. Your Mentor, Tutor, Student Advisor, and Career Specialist will help you stay on track.
Successful, satisfied graduates
The majority of our alumni get jobs in tech within 180 days of graduation at top companies including Google, Apple, and Amazon. You can be confident that taking the course will get you where you want to go—working as a fully-qualified UI designer in a job you love!
Without CareerFoundry I would not have my new job. They helped me double my salary from my last job!
Our students go on to launch challenging new careers in the tech industry
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What do you need to take the UI Design Course with a Bildungsgutschein?
What you need:
• Must be unemployed or facing the possibility of unemployment
• Proof of residency in Germany
The Bildungsgutschein program is only available for German residents who are in possession of their Anmeldebescheinigung (proof that you are registered and living in Germany).
• Proficiency in English at B1.2 level or above
• Time to dedicate weekly to the course
20 hours per week if you are doing the course part-time or 40 hours per week if you are doing the course full-time.
• A Mac computer and an internet connection
• An interest in UI design
If you are already reading books and blog posts about UI design, that’s a great sign! If you are unsure about whether UI design is really for you, you can find out in the following ways:
What you don’t need:
• A background in design or tech
You don’t need a college degree or previous design-related work experience in order to be successful on the course or land a job. The course has been built to take you from beginner to job-ready—so all you really need is a computer with a stable internet connection, and the motivation to succeed! A study by job board Indeed found that 84% of employers think bootcamp grads are ‘more prepared’ or ‘just as prepared’ to be high performers as degree holders. (Indeed)
• Unlimited free time
You can study part-time with a pace of 20 hours per week to finish the course in 8 months. You can also complete the course in 4 months by committing 40 hours per week to the coursework.
• To learn all on your own
The course combines the flexibility of online learning with the personalized mentorship and guidance traditionally associated with brick-and-mortar institutions. Much like a college professor might inspire you to pursue a career in a certain field, your Mentor, Tutor, Career Specialist, and Student Advisor will all help keep you motivated and on track.
• To lose your unemployment benefits
While taking the UI Design Course with a Bildungsgutschein, you are still entitled to receive your unemployment benefits.
How to take our UI Design Course
with a Bildungsgutschein
Next start dates
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I already have a BildungsgutscheinHow to enroll in the CareerFoundry course
Schedule an appointment with the Agentur für Arbeit
If you haven’t been in touch with the job center before, you can find your local center simply by searching online, e.g. “Agentur für Arbeit Berlin” or “Agentur für Arbeit near me”. Once you’ve made an appointment, you’ll be assigned an advisor.
Prepare for your appointment at the Agentur für Arbeit
Request your personal course proposal from CareerFoundry. You might have to provide this document to the Agentur für Arbeit. It only takes a few minutes!
Enroll in the CareerFoundry course
The Agentur für Arbeit has issued you a Bildungsgutschein—congratulations!
Now you can begin the enrollment process. Simply press the "Get in contact with us" button and we'll notify you about the next steps.
It takes around 10-14 days to complete all of these steps, so be sure to account for this when you are choosing a course start date.
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