• Code: NX
  • Certification: Google Certificate in UX Design
  • Duration: One Year


The demand for UX designers, worldwide, continues to grow at a tremendous rate, and to meet this demand, Google has developed and launched a new UX Design Certificate. This exciting program is aimed for anyone, no matter their existing level of expertise or experience, to able to acquire the real-world skills needed in this fast-growing field. 

This entry-level program covers the foundations of UX design, including empathizing with users, defining their pain points, ideating solutions, building wireframes, and prototypes with digital design tools.

A UX design certification is an excellent entry point for new designers and it can be extremely valuable for experienced designers, too.

Programme of Study

Course 1: Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design 

Course 2: Start the UX Design Process: Empathise, Define, and Ideate

Course 3: Build Wire Frames and Low-Fidelity Prototypes

Course 4: Conduct UX Research and Test Early Concepts

Course 5: Create High-Fidelity Designs and Prototypes in Figma

Course 6: Responsive Web Design in Adobe XD

Course 7: Design A User Experience for Social Good & Prepare for Jobs

QQI Work Experience

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/H7’s) or its equivalent with minimum entry requirement Ordinary Level Maths Extenuating circumstances may be considered

Leaving Certificate Applied with a distinction profile

QQI Level 4 Certificate with distinction profile

Mature Applicants – experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Other relevant qualifications will also be considered

Career Opportunities

Learners develop concrete skills (including developing personas and user journey maps, conducting usability studies, and testing and iterating on designs) and by the time they graduate, they’ll have designed a professional UX portfolio that they can share with potential employers to showcase the skills they developed. 

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