University of Leeds Onliene Course - Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2017

Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice

This is the second of the Blended Learning Essentials courses, which builds on the content of the ‘Getting Started’ course.

This ‘Embedding Practice’ course covers issues such as learning from experience, tackling difficult challenges with the help of blended learning, and making blended learning affordable.

If you are working in further education, skills training, vocational education, workplace learning, lifelong learning or adult education, the course is designed to support you as a professional who wants to use blended learning to make more effective use of technology to support your learners.

Over 35,000 VET leaders, teachers, trainers and educators have participated in the Blended Learning Essentials courses so far. The courses have been well received by the sector, with 90% of surveyed participants commenting that they:

  • were excellent or good;

  • gave them a greater awareness of tools and technologies to support blended learning;

  • helped them improve their skills and practice.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • integrate new technologies into courses, and learning and training opportunities;

  • propose ways in which new technology can help to address key challenges in the VET sector;

  • develop your own skills further and contribute to the sector’s community knowledge of the optimal uses of blended learning.

This course has been created with the generous funding of the Ufi Charitable Trust.

Learn together with your colleagues in the vocational education and training sector

This online course will be supported by a group of dedicated Digital Champions. They will help you connect with teaching and training professionals who understand the practical, everyday challenges of using blended learning in your sector. This way you will have access to colleagues with the experience to answer questions, to discuss ideas and share problems.

Start learning with part 1: Getting Started

This course is run in two parts. Ideally, to take the Embedding Practice course, you will have previously taken the Getting Started course, although it is not essential.


The course offers peer assessment of assignments and the curriculum is mapped to accreditation frameworks including CMALT.

As a course participant you have a number of ways to gain professional recognition and accreditation for participating in the course and as a next step in your professional development including:

  • Certified CPD hours for all participants who complete the course and purchase a FutureLearn Certificate of Achievement;

  • Accreditation via professional bodies for participants who seek wider recognition of their professional practice;

  • Paths to post-graduate qualifications for participants whom the course inspires to further study. For full information, please see the guide for participants.


The course is free to attend and open to all. It is particularly aimed at anyone working in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Whether you are directly supporting learners or delivering training, or managing courses, this course will help you use blended learning more effectively.

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