Agile User Experience Designer Accelerator

Become AN

Agile User Experience (UX) Designer

Your path to a career in

User Experience Design

10 weeks + 10 weeks

Full time: 5 days per week

Gain certifications in

1. Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 5, 40 credits)

2. Applied Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 6, 40 credits)

These micro-credentials are approved by NZQA.

Do you want to create meaningful & relevant experiences? Dive into a field that merges technology, design, market research, psychology, and business.  

UX Design isn’t just about creating interfaces; it’s about reflecting our culture and crafting experiences that engage diverse groups of people. Currently diverse voices are absent from user experience design. 

At its core, it’s about connecting with users, anticipating their needs, and designing solutions that simplify their digital journey. Whether you’re a creative thinker or a problem solver there’s a place for you in the world of UX Design. Everyone has the potential to shape digital experiences; all you need is the passion to learn and the drive to make a difference. 

If understanding people and helping them get the most out of technology resonates with you, UX design is your calling.

Skills You'll Master as a UX Designer:

  • Framing problems and crafting solutions
  • Empathising with stakeholders to gain UX insights
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, journey maps and information architecture
  • Designing mobile-first web applications
  • Applying design best practices to User Interface (UI) design across multiple devices
  • Preparing and presenting designs to teams
  • Troubleshooting UX/UI problems
  • Understanding emerging technologies like generative AI
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS

Don’t worry if you don’t know what all these terms mean. You can talk to our career advisors and ask questions to help you decide. You’ll be surprised by how many people have become UX designers. 

This Level 5 micro-credential is crafted for:

  • Career changers and skill upgraders, especially those with transferable technical skills
  • Recent school leavers, graduates or self-taught tech enthusiasts aiming for a lucrative tech sector role
  • Individuals seeking specialisation beyond foundational tech roles

Upon successful completion, you’ll be primed to join the Level 6 Microcredential, focusing on advanced digital product design and real-world work placement projects. This is your chance to hone your skills, enhance work readiness, and solidify your position as a UX Designer.

By the end of the Level 5 Micro-credential \, you will be able to:

  • Apply Agile software delivery and design thinking practices to contribute to the development of digital technology product solutions in specific contexts of practice.
  • Apply industry standard best practices to contribute to the development of digital technology product solutions in specific contexts of practice.
  • Apply ethical decision-making principles when contributing to developing digital technology product solutions.
  • Apply effective professional interpersonal and collaborative skills when working on digital technology product projects with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Plan and deliver an effective communication strategy for purposes of obtaining employment  or contract work


By the end of the Level 6 Training Scheme, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate project requirements and apply relevant industry-standard best practices to the development of digital technology product solutions in the context of practice.
  2. Apply Agile and design thinking practices to successfully develop digital technology product solutions in the context of practice.
  3. Evaluate the ethical impact of, and apply ethical considerations to, the development of digital technology product solutions in the context of practice.
  4. Evaluate their own personal management, collaboration and communication techniques when working on a technical project with internal and external stakeholders in the context of practice.
  5. Critically reflect on own experience working on an industry project to gain successful employment.

Your commitment is crucial.

Full-time students should aim for 30-35 hours weekly, while part-time students should allocate 15 – 17.5 hours per week.

Engage with online resources, classroom sessions, and assessments diligently.

For Level 6, a commitment of 40 hrs per week is essential. No part-time option is currently available.

After the Level 5 Micro-credential, you’re perfectly positioned to apply for our Certificate in Applied Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 6). 

  1. Applicants must have the legal right to study in New Zealand and must be a Domestic Student to apply.
  2. All applicants must be able to meet the NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements.
  3. If English is not your first language, you must provide:
    • *New Zealand University Entrance, or
    • *Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), or
    • *Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS.

All eligible applicants will be interviewed by the admissions team at Mission Ready to ensure they have the foundation skills required for success

  1. Travel, accommodation (if required) and food costs associated with attendance at classes. Learners enrolled in the face-to-face option will travel to the teaching location site at their own expense.
  2. Broadband internet access.
  3. A computer or laptop device. Please advise on your application if you do not have access to the internet or a computer/laptop. Loan devices may be made available in extenuating circumstances.

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Mission Ready reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are
indicative ONLY. Fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be
required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

Become a UX Designer

Options for Level 5:  



Then progress to Level 6:

10 weeks of full-time Industry Experience

NZQA approved micro-credential

Blended Online Learning

Total cost $ 5,350 (incl. GST)*
Payment option:-
1. Fees Free Available. 

2. Pay in 2  instalments of $2,675 per certification; or
3. Weekly payment options available.
* Fees subject to change

Start Date:
12 February 2024
04 March 2024 – Part Time
06 May 2024
29 July 2024 – Part Time
05 August 2024
04 November 2024


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