Earning your certificate

  1. 1.Watch the course videos
  2. 2.Complete the class projects
  3. 3.Ask the experts for help and feedback when you need it
  4. 4.Request your certificate when you're ready

Our certificate levels

We offer 3 levels of achievement - Pass, Merit and Distinction. Complete the Knowledge Quiz and submit your Distinction project to level up your certificate and badge.

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Which courses offer certificates?

We're continually releasing new certificates in phases for our courses. Check the list below to see which courses we're awarding certificates on and which levels are available to earn.

Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training
Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training

Everything you need to know about getting started with Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop CC - Essentials Training Course Tutorial. In this course we'll go over the Photoshop Basics so you'll know how to use all of the essential tools in Photoshop.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training

Everything you need to know about getting started with Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training Course Tutorial. In this course we'll go over the Premiere Pro Basics so you'll know how to use all of the essential tools in Premiere Pro.

Adobe Premiere Pro - Advanced Training
Adobe Premiere Pro - Advanced Training

This course is aimed at people who already know the fundamentals of Adobe Premiere Pro and want to advance their skills.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Advanced Training Course Tutorial. In this course we'll go over the Advanced Premiere Pro features and techniques. This course is for people that are familiar with Adobe Premiere Pro, especially those who have completed the Adobe Premiere Pro Essentials Course.

Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training
Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training

Real world, practical projects. Professional workflows & shortcuts to save hours using Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop CC - Advanced Training Course Tutorial. This is a an online tutorial for people who are comfortable with Photoshop but want to take their skills to a professional level.

Figma UI UX Design Essentials
Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Together - you and me - are going to learn everything you need to get started working as a UX Designer using Figma.

In this Figma Essentials course we’ll use this powerful UI UX design tool to create beautiful User Interfaces and engaging prototypes. Most importantly... we'll cover the client expectations of you as a new UX designer.

Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training

This course has been archived due to being out of date. There is a newly released Adobe Illustrator Course available via the homepage. This course is aimed at people new to Illustrator. We’ll start right at the beginning & work our way through step by ste

This is a video tutorial series on how to use Adobe Illustrator CC. Taught by Adobe Certified Instructor - Daniel Walter Scott. This Illustrator course is for beginners and starts at the basics.

Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Training
Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Training

This Illustrator Advanced course has been archived. Please check out the new course.

This Adobe Illustrator Advanced training course has been archived. You can check out the brand new, updated Illustrator Course within.

Responsive Web Design Essentials - HTML5 CSS3 Bootstrap
Responsive Web Design Essentials - HTML5 CSS3 Bootstrap

Learn how to build professional, responsive websites.

This Web Design Essentials Course will teach you all the basics about HTML5 and CSS3 for beginners. Website Design can be tricky to figure out yourself but this course makes it super easy to grasp.

Adobe InDesign CC - Essential Training
Adobe InDesign CC - Essential Training

We'll start right at the beginning, creating real life projects.

Through real-world projects we'll learn how to create awesome, professional documents using Adobe InDesign. We'll start with a simple company flyer, business cards, brochures and a company newsletter.

After Effects - Animated Infographic Video & Data Visualisation
After Effects - Animated Infographic Video & Data Visualisation

This course is for people completely new to After Effects. No previous animation or motion graphic design experienced is necessary.

Learn to make Animated Infographics using Adobe After Effects. Using Data Visualisation in your websites or presentations can really bring boring old numbers to live, engaging your viewers more and leading to higher conversion rates.

User Experience Design Essentials - Adobe XD UI UX Design
User Experience Design Essentials - Adobe XD UI UX Design

This course is aimed at people interested in UI/UX Design. We’ll start from the very beginning and work all the way through, step by step.

In this Adobe XD training course we’ll design & build UI/UX & web design elements. In this Adobe XD video tutorial we’ll use this UX UI design tool to create a beautiful User Interfaces & streamlined User Experiences.

Webflow Essentials Training
Webflow Essentials Training

In this Webflow tutorial course, I'll teach you how to create your first website efficiently, in Webflow!

This Webflow tutorial course will enable you to create responsive, accessible websites using intuitive design techniques without the need for complex coding. This course is aimed at people who are new to Webflow and to web design in general.

Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training
Adobe Lightroom - Essentials Training

In this Adobe Lightroom Course, I'll take you from Zero to Hero in the world of photo editing with Lightroom!

This course is aimed at people who are brand new to image editing, photography & Adobe Lightroom in general. We start right from scratch and work through topics step by step.

Figma Advanced Tutorial: Become a Figma Pro
Figma Advanced Tutorial: Become a Figma Pro

Become a Figma pro with our in-depth advanced Figma tutorial course. Discover advanced design strategies, streamline workflows, and unleash your creativity like never before.

Become a Figma pro with our in-depth advanced Figma tutorial course. Discover advanced design strategies, streamline workflows, and unleash your creativity like never before.

Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training
Adobe Illustrator CC - Essentials Training

This is a complete refresh to my previous course: Adobe Illustrator Essentials. I'll cover all new aspects and features within Illustrator.

Unlock the power of Adobe Illustrator with this beginner-friendly course led by Certified Adobe Instructor, Daniel Walter Scott. Dive into the essentials and transform your creative vision into compelling designs today!

Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Course
Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced Course

If you’re ok in Illustrator but you know there's more. Join this class & become an Illustrator superhero.

Advance your skills with our Illustrator Advanced Training course. Learn expert techniques and tools to elevate your digital designs. Ideal for experienced users ready to enhance their creative output. Join now and transform your art!

Certificate FAQs

We’ve answered your common questions below but our Teaching Assistants are not far away if you need any more help!

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Why are certificates not available for all courses?

We're working hard to roll out certificates to all our courses as quickly as possible to all of our courses that are structured with class projects.

Why are merit and distinction levels not available on some courses yet?

We’re working on expanding and rolling out certificates as fast as we can and we’ll be making announcements as the new levels become available

Where do I upload my class projects?

On each class project video in courses that offer certificates you'll find an upload button. You can also manage your class projects at any time in the 'My Projects' area of your account and selecting the course you'd like to upload work to in the course folder drop down menu.

How can I delete or change some work I have uploaded?

You can manage all your class projects in My Account > My Projects and find your course folder in the top dropdown menu. You can make changes here - delete work, re-upload, add more and add notes to your projects at any time until you’re happy with how everything looks.

I've completed all the requirements on my course, do I automatically get a certificate now?

Our certificates are not automatically awarded (no computers or robots here!). You need to click the 'request my certificate' button which you can find on the 'How to request my certificate' page in the course or in the class projects folder in your account. We then check your work, leave feedback and then award your certificate.

What happens after I request my certificate?

Our specialist teaching assistants check that you have watched the course videos and look through your class projects and take this opportunity to give feedback on your work. We then award your certificate and you’ll receive a notification by email when your certificate is ready to view and download in your account.

I have previously completed a BYOL course on Udemy / Skillshare - how can I earn my certificate on BYOL.com?

Excellent question! We'd love to award you a BYOL certificate.

First you need to be a current member here at BYOL.com. If you've previously completed one of our courses over on Udemy or Skillshare this is how you can get your BYOL certificates for those, now you're a member of our community.

1. Check that we have certificates available on the course. A full list of our courses that currently have certificates are listed on this page.

2. You'll need to upload all your Class Projects for the course into the My Projects area in your account. You can find more about how to do this by visiting the course on our website and watching the 'How to earn my certificate' video lesson.

3. When all your work is uploaded you can 'Request your certificate'. We have a video in the course for that too - 'How to request your certificate', it'll be towards the end of the course for you to follow.

4. You'll then need to email Stephen, our Head of Student Zen here at BYOL, and attach your Udemy certificate or if you completed the course on Skillshare - a screenshot that shows you've completed the course. Email Stephen at: [email protected]

I already have a pass certificate, how do I earn my merit certificate?

Well done on earning your certificate! 

If you’d like to upgrade your pass certificate to a shiny new merit certificate simply revisit the course and look for the quiz questions in the course contents. Complete the quiz questions and answer enough questions correctly to pass the quiz. 

When you’ve passed the quiz you can request your upgraded certificate from the quiz summary page. We will email you when your certificate has been updated in your account.

I already have a merit certificate, how do I earn my distinction certificate?

Well done on earning your certificate! 

If you’d like to upgrade your certificate to a shiny new distinction certificate simply revisit the course and look for the distinction certificate project lesson. You’ll also find a brief for the distinction project in the course downloads. When you’ve uploaded your distinction project you can request your new certificate from the ‘My Projects’ area. We will email you when your certificate has been updated in your account.