Learning Technologist

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Learning Technologist

Learning Technologists use their skills to develop new educational tools for teachers and students alike. You could be doing anything from designing new software that teaches maths to children, to connecting the world through foreign languages training online.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Experimenting with new learning technology with focus groups of students and teachers
  • Providing technical support in educational institutions to support learning
  • Presenting data to influence educational policy and advocate technological change

Getting in and Qualifications


You can become qualified for Learning Technologist roles through a number of different routes.

Useful Subjects:

  • Social studies
  • Technologies subjects
  • Computer Science

A Foundation Apprenticeship in Software Development can help you develop practical skills at the same level as a Higher in S5/6.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.

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There is a wide range of qualifications and experience that can be valuable to a career as a Learning Technologist.

A Graduate Apprenticeship in IT: Software Development can help you build experience while earning a wage and working towards a degree-level qualification.

Relevant HNC, HND and degree subjects include:

  • Computer Science
  • Software Development
  • Education
  • Foreign Languages

Some students choose to specialise more heavily in a postgraduate qualification, for example, a PhD with a learning technology focus. Combined degrees or Integrated Masters courses can allow students to develop a wider range of skills relevant to this role.