UI Design Program
with your Bildungsgutschein

Become a UI designer
in 4.2 months
Work with expert mentors
and build your portfolio
Get career coaching
to help you land a job

Get a free
UI Design short course

Get a free
UI Design short course

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Contact us to find out if it’s right for you

Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UI designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Curious about this program?

Contact us to find out if it’s right for you

Career Advisor

“How would you like to get in touch?”

“I’m here to help you become a UI designer”

Alana, Senior Career Advisor

Our graduates now have tech jobs all over the world

Currently unemployed? Registered in Germany?

You could be eligible to take our UI Design Program for free

CareerFoundry’s UI Design Program has been officially certified by DEKRA, which means you can take the program free of charge with a Bildungsgutschein.

Not sure what a Bildungsgutschein is?

A Bildungsgutschein is an educational voucher issued by the Agentur für Arbeit (the German job center). Once approved by the job center, the Bildungsgutschein enables unemployed residents of Germany to learn new, valuable, in-demand skills for free.

Read on to discover how you can use the Bildungsgutschein to become a fully-fledged UI designer in a matter of months with the CareerFoundry UI Design Program!


UI Design Program details

In this program, you will

Learn all of the skills, tools, and processes necessary to become a UI designer

Work 1:1 with an expert mentor and tutor, who will give personalized feedback and insight into the daily life of a UI designer

Receive tailored coaching from our Career Services team to ensure you stand out at interviews

Build an impressive portfolio out of the real‑world projects you complete

Land a job as a UI designer with the help of our Career Specialists

Fully online

4.2 months at 40 hrs/week or 8 months at 20 hrs/week


Our UI design mentors are rated 4.95/5

Career support

Job Preparation Course and expert career coaching included

Why become a UI designer?

A creative job you will love

UI is a satisfying job if you're curious about human behavior and passionate about how design shapes the products and experiences around you. UI design was rated in Career Karma's top 25 tech jobs in 2021.

High demand means high pay

Employers struggle to find qualified UI designers and the demand keeps growing. The average UI designer salary in Germany is €55,390—though that will vary depending on seniority and location.

A flexible career path

As a UI designer, you will have the opportunity to work for startups, agencies, and large corporates—on a freelance basis, or even remotely.

Why choose CareerFoundry?

Human-centric learning

Our Dual Mentorship Model ensures that you’ll get all the support you’ll need throughout the program. You’ll be assigned a tutor—an experienced UI designer responsible for evaluating your exercises within 24 hours of submission, and a mentor, who’ll provide you with detailed written, video, and on-call feedback on your portfolio pieces.

Flexibility with accountability

Study full-time for 4.2 months (40 hours/week) or part-time for 8 months (20 hours/week). Your mentor, tutor, student advisor, and career specialist will help you stay on track.

Successful, satisfied graduates

With over 90% of our eligible graduates landing a job within their new field, including at top companies like Google, Apple and Amazon, you can be confident that the UX Design Program will get you where you want to go: working as a UI designer in a job that you love.

Without CareerFoundry I would not have my new job. They helped me double my salary from my last job!

Terri Rodriguez-Hong, Alumni
UX Designer at VISA

Success Stories

Our students go on to launch challenging new careers in the tech industry

Portfolio projects

Our graduates now work at...

What do you need to take the UI Design Program with a Bildungsgutschein?

What you need:


You may be eligible for a Bildungsgutschein (training voucher from the Agentur für Arbeit) if you are currently unemployed or facing the possibility of unemployment. You'll also need:

Proof of residency in Germany

The Bildungsgutschein program is only available for German residents who are in possession of their Anmeldebescheinigung (proof that you are registered and living in Germany).

Time to dedicate weekly to the program

You'll need to dedicate 20 hours per week if you are doing the program part-time or 40 hours per week if you are doing the program full-time.

An interest in UI design

If you are already reading books and blog posts about UI design, that’s a great sign! If you are unsure about whether UI design is really for you, you can find out in the following ways:

    Written and spoken English skills at a level B1.2 or higher

    A computer (macOS, Windows, or Linux) with a webcam, microphone, and an internet connection

    What you don’t need:


    A background in design or tech

    This program is designed to take you from beginner to job-ready—regardless of your background. And now more than ever, employers see bootcamp graduates as excellent job candidates. A 2021 study by Career Karma found that companies as respected as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are some of the largest employers of bootcamp graduates. The same study revealed that, in 2020, those same companies hired up to 120% more bootcamps graduates than they did in 2019!

    Unlimited free time

    You can study part-time with a pace of 20 hours per week to finish the program in 8 months. You can also complete the program in 4.2 months by committing 40 hours per week to the coursework.

    To learn all on your own

    You can enjoy the flexibility of online learning with the accountability and one-on-one attention traditionally associated with brick-and-mortar institutions. Much like a college professor might inspire you to pursue a career in a certain field, your mentor, tutor, career specialist, and student advisor will keep you motivated and on track.

    To lose your unemployment benefits

    While taking the UI Design Program with a Bildungsgutschein, you are still entitled to receive your unemployment benefits.

    How to take our UI Design Program
    with a Bildungsgutschein

    Next start dates

    I don’t have a Bildungsgutschein
    How to apply for a Bildungsgutschein  
    I already have a Bildungsgutschein
    How to enroll in the CareerFoundry program  

    Schedule an appointment with the Agentur für Arbeit

    If you haven’t been in touch with the job center before, you can find your local center simply by searching online, e.g. “Agentur für Arbeit Berlin” or “Agentur für Arbeit near me”. Once you’ve made an appointment, you’ll be assigned an advisor.


    Prepare for your appointment at the Agentur für Arbeit

    Use our full application guide to prepare for your appointment at the Agentur für Arbeit and convince your advisor to approve your participation in the course. It covers the documents you need for the appointment.

    Download our guide:

    Request your personal proposal from CareerFoundry. You might have to provide this document to the Agentur für Arbeit. It only takes a few minutes!

    Any questions?
    We’re here to help! Get in touch with one of our program advisors.

    Enroll in the CareerFoundry program

    The Agentur für Arbeit has issued you a Bildungsgutschein—congratulations!

    Now you can begin the enrollment process. Simply press the "Start the process" button and we'll notify you about the next steps.

    It takes around 10-14 days to complete all of these steps, so be sure to account for this when you are choosing a program start date.

    Start the process
    Any questions?
    We’re here to help! Get in touch with one of our program advisors.


    1.    What is a Bildungsgutschein?

    A Bildungsgutschein is an educational voucher provided by the Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center for people who are unemployed or soon to be unemployed. It is a document that entitles the recipient to complete further educational training, paid for by the German government. A Bildungsgutschein is not a guaranteed benefit; the Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center is not obliged to grant one to all applicants. In order to receive an educational voucher, interested parties must meet certain requirements and only the Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center is allowed to decide on the eligibility of each individual.

    2.    Is CareerFoundry entitled to offer programs with a Bildungsgutschein?

    All providers who wish to offer courses with an educational voucher (Bildungsgutschein) on behalf of the Agentur für Arbeit (employment agency) must first undergo a rigorous certification process in order to check the quality of the programs offered. Only then are they included in the Agentur für Arbeit's official list of course providers (New Plan).

    CareerFoundry has successfully completed this process in accordance with the guidelines set out by AZAV (Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsverordnung Arbeitsförderung—Accreditation and Licensing Regulation for Employment Promotion), and, as a DEKRA-certified educational provider, is permitted to accept educational vouchers in accordance with AZAV.

    3.    How can I get a Bildungsgutschein?

    In order to receive a Bildungsgutschein, you need to make an appointment with your local Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center so that they can check whether you meet all the necessary requirements. You will be assigned a contact person who will check whether or not you are eligible for a Bildungsgutschein. You can find your local Agentur für Arbeit via a quick Google search. Simply type in your city and “Agentur für Arbeit”.

    4.    How do I know if I am eligible for a Bildungsgutschein?

    CareerFoundry cannot legally advise on eligibility. You need to approach your nearest Agentur für Arbeit/Job Center in order to discuss your personal case with someone from that institution. They will tell you if you meet the criteria for a Bildungsgutschein.

    5.    Do you have a Maßnahmennummer (course number) you can provide me with?

    The official course numbers for our certified programs are: UI Design Program, full-time (4.2 months): 922 / 378 / 2022, valid from 05.07.2022 - 04.07.2025; UI Design Program, part-time (8 months): 922 / 410 / 2022, valid from 05.07.2022 - 04.07.2025.

    6.    What are the differences between the programs for private customers and students with a Bildungsgutschein?

    In terms of quality, there is no difference between the programs offered to private customers and the programs offered to students with a Bildungsgutschein. However, the programs offered via the Agentur für Arbeit do not include specialization courses due to time constraints. Students with a Bildungsgutschein tend to take the program on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) and have less flexibility in terms of time, as online attendance is compulsory. Please consider that there is also no money-back guarantee for students with an educational voucher.

    7.    What are the prerequisites and requirements for the program?

    This program is designed with the absolute beginner in mind. Meaning, there are no prerequisites or prior experience in design or tech required.

    Regardless of age or background, we’ve built a learning experience to ensure your success. From the catered curriculum and hands-on exercises to one-on-one mentorship and support throughout.

    What’s required*:

    • Proof of residency in Germany
    • Time to dedicate weekly to the program
    • Interest in UI design
    • Written and spoken English proficiency at a B1.2 level or higher
    • A computer (macOS, Windows, or Linux) with a webcam, microphone, and an internet connection
    *Note that you will be required to invest some independent study time into familiarizing yourself with the tools you’ll use throughout the program, and learning how to use them. It is estimated that you will need to spend an additional 1-2 hours per week of extracurricular study time becoming comfortable with them.
    8.    Which tools will I use and what are the costs?

    You'll mainly use Adobe XD, Figma, or Sketch (depending on your preference).

    As a CareerFoundry student, you’ll qualify for free access to the Figma Professional Plan and a free 1-year student subscription to Sketch. Adobe XD comes with a 7-day free trial, but there will be costs involved thereafter.

    You will also be using other tools to help you refine your designs. These tools will be available with a free trial or with a discount, which can be found on CareerFoundry’s Perks page.

    9.    What are the minimum system requirements?

    As this varies widely, we recommend checking individual system requirements on the respective websites:


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