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Freelancer Learning Designer

Upskill Digital


Posted 3 weeks ago


Join UpSkill Universe and empower global talent with innovative learning solutions


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UpSkill Universe is a dynamic force in the skill-building and business inclusion sector, renowned for its award-winning global programs in partnership with major corporations like Google and TikTok. With an impressive track record since 2015, our mission is to drive equitable career progression and prepare the workforce for the future, while expanding our reach across continents.

  • Develop cutting-edge learning content for diverse audiences, utilizing the latest tools and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with experts and stakeholders to ensure the delivery of impactful educational experiences.
  • Facilitate trainer sessions and maintain the high quality and relevance of course materials.
  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field plus 3+ years of instructional design experience.
  • Proven expertise in creating full-stack learning content, with a specialty in diversity, soft skills, or digital skills.
  • Desirable: Project management, advanced e-learning tools proficiency, additional certifications, and coaching qualifications.

About UpSkill Universe 

UpSkill Universe is a leading organisation in the world of Skills and Inclusion. Since 2015 we’ve built some of the world's largest award-winning digital skills, talent and inclusion programmes empowering over 650,000 people globally partnering with the likes of Google, Walmart, HSBC, and TikTok.

We are passionate about tackling the skills and representation in business, supporting companies to create equitable career pathways to boost progression and develop relevant skills for the future workplace.

As a company, we have big plans, to continue our expansion and growth in the UK, and continue to roll out our programs targeting the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa markets. We are continuing to grow and want to build an iconic company recognised for its innovative approach to delivering scalable learning.

About the challenge

In this role, you will be working with both internal and external stakeholders to create effective, impactful, high-quality learning solutions. From conducting needs analysis and developing course curricula to the implementation of appropriate learning tools, methods and technologies, you will take ownership of the development of a variety of learning content and work both collaboratively and independently to create new material and keep that material up to date.

This role is critical in ensuring the delivery of high-quality learning materials, aligning closely with client expectations and educational standards.

The Freelance Learning Designer will work closely with our internal Learning team, ensuring alignment with Upskill’s overall strategic priorities.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Content design and development:

    1. Create synchronous and asynchronous course curricula, content; including Agendas, Lesson Plans, Scripts and Storyboards, Decks and Toolkits and assets for a range of learning products according to client and learner requirements, aligning with UU’s best practice and brand guidelines within the set timelines.
    2. Create engaging content using authoring tools such as Articulate Rise
    3. Manage the visual aesthetics of learning programmes, course packages, decks and other learning materials to ensure consistency with brand guidelines.

  2. Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders:

    1. Collaborate with SMEs, copywriters, graphic designers and, videographers
    2. Collaborate with programme managers to ensure timely development of lesson plans, decks, toolkits, surveys, trainer guides, scripts, and handouts based on client needs.
    3. TTT trainers and ensure the assimilation of learning to support the delivery of content

Essential skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience as a learning designer or instructional designer within a corporate or agency environment
  • You have experience in developing elements of full-stack learning content from concept to needs analysis, lesson plans, course curriculums to decks to running TTTs
  • You have 3+ years of experience designing a range of learning experiences, for a variety of audiences for small-medium sized organisations
  • Subject matter expertise in either diversity and inclusion, soft skill development and/or digital skills

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in leading learning-related projects from inception to completion, ideally supported by knowledge of project management methodologies like Six Sigma or Prince2.
  • Proficiency in advanced tools and software for e-learning development such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or similar authoring tools.
  • Additional certifications from recognised bodies in the field of instructional design and educational technology
  • Coaching and/or mentoring qualification (accredited)
  • Subject matter expertise in all our Upskill areas of expertise (Upskill Inclusion, Upskill Workforce and Upskill Impact)

What to expect from us

  • Joining our network of Freelancers: comes with a range of benefits and extensive training opportunities to enhance your skills and contribute to your professional growth. Here's what you can expect:

  • Comprehensive Onboarding: Receive a thorough and hands-on onboarding experience covering all aspects of UpSkill Digital processes, ensuring you are well-equipped to excel in your role.

  • Train the Trainer (TTT) and Dry-Run Sessions: Engage in Train the Trainer (TTT) sessions, offering you the chance to both lead and attend sessions focused on virtual delivery tips. Learn how to be an effective UpSkiller through practical dry-run sessions.

  • Supportive Learning Environment: Benefit from unlimited support from our dedicated Talent and Learning team, providing guidance and assistance throughout your journey with UpSkill.

  • Access to Talent Management System: Get onboarded to our Talent Management System, offering a seamless experience for access to a wealth of Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposals (RFP). Explore further programs and sessions that align with your skillset and interests.

  • Continuous Learning Opportunities: Stay updated on industry trends and expand your knowledge through ongoing access to our Talent Management System, unlocking a multitude of opportunities for continuous learning and development.

Sounds great, how do I get involved?

If you've made it this far and are as excited as we are at the sound of the programme, then get in touch! Please express your interest by applying or if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact a member of the talent team via [email removed - click apply for more details]


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