The Skills Union UX & Product Management Program has been designed by industry professionals to cover all of the key aspects of UX and Product Management, to enable graduates to excel in a career in this exciting and highly in-demand field.
You will gain essential hands-on experience in how to research and define users, build and test low to high fidelity prototypes, understand how HCD and UX is applied in digital products, and learn all of the key tools and frameworks for UX and product management roles to launch a successful career.
In this introduction module, we first spend some time connecting you with the other students in the cohort, outlining the course, setting goals, introducing you to your mentors and coaches, and making sure everyone has everything they need to get started.
User Experience Research
UX research is the foundation of all design processes, and the skills taught in this module are an essential part in any UX design or product management role. Students will learn the key skills and tools required to be able to complete effective user research projects, and be able apply these in a professional setting.
Human Centred Design
Human Centered Design teaches students the processes to apply user-centric approaches to uncover insights and develop solutions that directly fulfill the customers core needs within the context of great digital products. Taught by industry professionals, this course covers the key HCD processes needed in a UX design or Product Management role.
Usability and Interaction Design
This module covers the key aspects of usability and UX within the context of modern interaction design, mobile-first and design of digital products. On completion of this course, students will be able to apply the fundamental principles of Usability to create highly usable digital products in a UX, interaction design or product management role.
Prototyping and User Testing
In this course students will learn how to design highly usable apps and websites, by applying the key principles of usability, prototyping and user testing. Starting with low fidelity prototyping, students will refine their designs through higher fidelity interactive prototypes, and learn about the fundamental techniques of qualitative research, and usability and A/B testing.
Fundamentals of Branding and Design
This module covers the core principles of what makes great design, including typography, branding, colour theory and visual language. Designed and taught by experienced industry professionals, students will learn by applying these principles to create their own brand, including logo, style guide, marketing materials and website interface.
Product Management Frameworks
Product Management forms the backbone of all digital delivery teams. The essential skills and processes covered in this course are applicable in all digital projects, whether developing websites, web-based apps or software. This course covers the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum, and how to apply these essential key product management skills in a professional setting.
Final Project + Skills Lab
The course culminates in a final project where you get to apply all the skills you learned in the course, which is what employers are really looking for.
Our unique 'real learning' approach means that in addition to your final project, you will be able to continue taking on real portfolio projects with charities and startups as part of our Skills Lab programs, until you land that all-important first job.
We're here to support you every step of the way.
Our students learn in peer cohorts, guided by experienced industry instructors, with direct access to a global network of industry mentors.
Jobs in the tech industry need grads to have real experience, so all of our students work on real client projects with startups and charities.
Our number one priority is our graduate's success. Every student is paired with a personal career coach to support you every step of the way.