How it works

Welcome to your new course

Here's how your course works. For starters, your course is 100% online and can be completed alongside your busy schedule. It's self-paced but with ongoing support from the CF community and checkpoints for overall progress. Let’s take a look at the details.

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Practical Knowledge

We’ve divided the course into broad topical areas called Achievements that are based on real-world skills you’ll need on the job.

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Hands-On Learning

Within each Achievement is a series of hands-on Exercises with reading materials and a compilation of learning resources like videos and worksheets.

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Tasks to Apply Your Knowledge

After studying an Exercise, you’ll work on a Task where you’ll get to immediately apply what you’ve learned.

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Guided Professional Help

If you have a question at any point in an Exercise, get personalized help from a dedicated industry professional.

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Task Feedback & Portfolio Review

Submit your Task and receive timely feedback and ongoing portfolio review from an industry expert.

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Written By Experts

Our in-house team of adult learning experts partners with industry professionals to build original courses based on real job demands.

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Continually Updated Content

We update your course on a weekly basis according to industry trends, current job needs, and user feedback.

Say hello to your new team

Mentor

Your Mentor, a senior from the industry and expert in their field, will help you shape your portfolio for your new career and explore specialized topics.

Tutor

Your Tutor is an active industry professional who is there to answer your questions on a day-to-day basis and provide actionable feedback on your Tasks.

Student Advisor

Your Student Advisor ensures that you have the best possible course experience. Ask them about your overall timeline, billing, issues with your Tutor or Mentor, or getting general help.

Learn more about our Mentors and Tutors>

Flexibly plan your study time

As a CF student, you have the flexibility to plan your study schedule each week. To stay on pace for your program, you should aim to complete 2-3 Tasks per week. Here’s what a typical week might look like for you:

You could set aside several hours 2 or 3 times a week to complete a full Exercise in each sitting.

Or, you could set aside a few hours to do the reading in one go, then return later for the Task.

Prep for your new career

Making a career change can be difficult, so we've developed a Job Guarantee and Job Preparation course to help you successfully transition into your new career.

 
  • We’ll help you land a job within 6 months of graduating, or your money back. To find out if you qualify, visit the Job Guarantee page.
  • Our Job Preparation Course will take you through the steps you need to succeed on the job hunt. You’ll also have access to a personal Career Specialist who can give you feedback on your application package, help you with interview preparation, and more.

Create beautiful work with industry-standard tools

We’ve partnered up with industry-standard tool providers to make sure you have access to the tools you might use on the job. Through free trials and special discounts available to CF students, you’ll be able to try out a variety of tools to see what works best for you. Check out our perks page or Course Prep in your course for more information on tool discounts.

Learn more about the specific perks we offer for each course >

Connect with an advisor

From questions about design and development to personalized career advice, we’re here to help.

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