UX Design Course

with your Bildungsgutschein

  • Fully mentored online course
  • Go from beginner to professional UX designer in 5 or 10 months
  • Work with our Career Specialists to land a job

Our graduates now have tech jobs at companies all over the world:

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Currently unemployed? Registered in Germany?

You could qualify to take our UX Design Course for free

CareerFoundry’s UX 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 education voucher issued by the Agentur für Arbeit (the German job center). It entitles residents of Germany to learn new, valuable, in-demand skills for free.

Read on to discover how you can find out whether you're eligible for a Bildungsgutschein, and how you can use it to become a fully-fledged UX designer in a matter of months with the CareerFoundry UX Design Course!

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UX Design Course details

In this course, you will:

Learn all of the skills, tools, and processes necessary to become a UX designer

Work with a Mentor who has 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 UX designer with the help of our Career Specialists

 

Fully online

5,3 months at 40 hrs/week or 10,3 months at 20 hrs/week

Mentorship

Our UX Mentors are rated 4.93/5 from over 4000 student reviews

96% job placement

within 180 days of graduation for graduates who are eligible

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Why become a UX designer?

A creative job you will love

UX is a satisfying job if you are curious about human behavior and passionate about how design shapes the products and services around you. UX Designer was rated as one of the best 15 jobs in America for 2017.

High demand means high pay

Employers struggle to find qualified UX designers and the demand keeps growing. The average Junior UX Designer salary in Germany is €38,009 per year, while Senior UX Designers can earn as much as €80,000 per year.

A flexible career path

As a UX designer, you will have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, on a freelance basis, or even remotely.

Discover more reasons here
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Why choose CareerFoundry?

Human-centric learning

Our two-person mentor model ensures that you get all the support you need. You’ll have a Tutor—an experienced UX designer responsible for evaluating your exercises within 24 hours of submission, and a Mentor—a UX industry expert who gives detailed written, video, and on-call feedback on your portfolio pieces.

Fully online with accountability

Study fully online for 5 or 10 months while working 20 or 40 hours per week. Your Mentor, Tutor, Student Advisor, and Career Specialist will help you stay on track and accountable.

Successful, satisfied graduates

With 96% of our eligible alumni getting a tech job 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 UX designer in a job you love.

Discover more reasons here

Without CareerFoundry I would not have my new job. They helped me double my salary from my last job!

Terri Rodriguez-Hong, Alumni
UX Designer at VISA

Our graduates now work at...

What do you need to take the UX Design Course with a Bildungsgutschein?

You need to:

 

Be unemployed or facing the possibility of unemployment

Currently reside within 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).

Speak and write English at a level of B1.2 or above

Have availability to work on the course

The course requires commitment as it takes about 600 hours to complete and last for 5,3 or 10,3 monhts depending in your pace. You should be prepared to set aside at least 20 hours per week if you are doing the course part-time or 40 hours per week if it's done full-time.

Have a computer (Mac or PC) and an internet connection

Be interested in UX Design

If you are already reading books and blog posts about UX, that is a great sign. If you are unsure that UX is really for you, you can find out in the following ways:

You don’t need:

 

A background in design or tech

You don’t need a college degree or previous work experience that is related to design or tech 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. 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 10,3 months. You can also complete the course in 5,3 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 accountability and one-on-one attention 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 loose your unemployment benefits

While studying with a Bildungsgutschein, you are still entitled to receive your unemployment benefits.

How to take our UX design course

with a Bildungsgutschein

Next start dates

Monday, July 29th, 2019 • Monday, August 12th, 2019 • Monday, August 26th, 2019 • Monday, September 9th, 2019

I don’t have a Bildungsgutschein
How to apply for a Bildungsgutschein  
I already have a Bildungsgutschein
How to enroll in the CareerFoundry course  
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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.

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Prepare for your appointment at the Agentur für Arbeit

Use our full application guide to prepare for your appointment at the Agentur für Arbeit and convince your advisor to approve your participation in the course. The guide covers all the necessary documents you need for the appointment.

Download the guide

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Enroll in the CareerFoundry course

The Agentur für Arbeit has issued you a Bildungsgutschein—congratulations!

Now you can begin the enrollment process. This includes:

  • Reading our FAQs
  • Filling out an enrollment survey
  • Completing an English language test
  • Receiving feedback from us based on your test results
  • Filling out your Bildungsgutschein and sending it to the Agentur für Arbeit (done by our team)
  • Creating an account on our platform

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FAQ

1.    Should I learn UI or UX design (or both)?

Both UI and UX involve creativity, technical skills, and an understanding of human motivations, but they are focused on different stages of the design process. Here is an article explaining the differences and how to figure out which one is for you.

2.    Are there payment plans available?

Yes, you can select a monthly payment plan of Note: You will be required to pay the full duration of the payment plan even if you finish the course before the payment plan ends.
Still doesn’t work for you? Book a call with a Career Advisor and see if you are eligible for a custom payment plan.

3.    What’s the refund policy if I change my mind?

If you start the course but are not completely satisfied, simply cancel within 14 days and receive a full refund.
If you enroll and for some reason want to cancel before 60% of the course time has elapsed, you get a prorated refund based on remaining time and your payment plan details. See the full terms and conditions here.

4.    What’s the "catch" for the job guarantee?

Our policies are very transparent and easy to follow. You need to live in or near a city of 200K people, apply to 5 jobs a week, and a few more reasonable requirements. See the full terms and conditions here. Or click here to talk to a Career Advisor about whether you would be eligible for the job guarantee.

5.    What kind of job can I get after the course?

You will be ready for “Junior UI Designer” or “UI Designer” roles based on the curriculum. If you have transferable skills from your past career, you can potentially get a more senior role by crafting the right story with your Career Specialist. Many job ads for UI designers ask for 2+ years’ experience, but it is very often part of their “wishlist” rather than a requirement.

6.    Do I get a certificate at the end?

You will receive a certificate when you complete the course to make your new qualifications easy for employers to see.

7.    Is UI design a secure career choice?

The technology industry keeps growing and with it the demand for UI designers. According to a recent survey conducted by PayScale, job growth for User Interface Designers is predicted to grow by 27% from 2014-24.

8.    Are there course requirements?

You need to have at least a B2 level in written and spoken English, a computer, and an internet connection. We strongly recommend using a Mac since we teach Sketch, which is a Mac-only program.

9.    How long does the course take?

The course is flexibly-paced within a 6-month duration. You should expect to put in approximately 15 hours a week, but you can allot more time to your studies in order to finish the course faster.

10.    Is the course 100% online?

Yes, the course is entirely online so that you can study flexibly according to your own schedule. You get access to our active student community on Slack and, after the course, you will have a global network of other ambitious alumni and mentors to support you.

11.    Can I take the course for free?

We do not offer any full scholarships or funds at this time.

12.    What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?

You can email us or book a call with a Career Advisor here to get all of your questions answered promptly.

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