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This study programme is designed for 16-19 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan). 

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

Introduction

Computing, Software Development, Digital Support and eSports are all Digital Technology courses that we offer. Digital technologies is an ever changing and fast paced sector with new challenges and experiences in every career. All the skills and knowledge that learn within this sector are transferable to any career.

For example, managing esports will give you the business and entrepreneurial skills to start your own business, Digital Logistics is implemented within businesses ranging from automotive to hospitality, Computing and Digital Support Services are required in every sector as technology has become a must for all job roles.

Our courses will provide you with the knowledge, experiences and transferable skills to excel in the digital technologies industry.

Courses

What can I do next?

Any one of our courses will allow you to progress onto university, apprenticeships or the world of work.

Industry statistics

Technology (Computing/Digital Support/Software Development)

Despite digital acceleration in 2020, 69% of UK leaders believe their organisation has a digital skills gap. According to data released CW Jobs in 2020, companies need: 33% IT Support, 23% Cybersecurity, 18% Cloud, 15% Artificial Intelligence, 15% Coding, 13% Data Analytics

Esports

Esports is a continually growing industry and with Covid and lockdown it has accelerated even more. Jobs in gaming are up 20% in 2020 and could increase threefold by 2025.

Typical careers

Computing

  • Software developer
  • Games developer
  • Social Media Developer
  • Cloud Computing Engineer
  • Data Centre Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Web Developer

Digital Support

  • Cloud Computing Engineer
  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Data Centre Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Security Specialist

Software Development

  • Software Engineer
  • Games Programmer
  • General Programme Development
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Website Developer
  • Bespoke Programmer
  • AI Software Developer

Esports

  • Agent
  • Broadcast & Production
  • Coach
  • Analyst
  • Community Manager
  • PR / Marketing
  • Publishing & Supplying
  • Product Manager
  • Sales
  • Journalist
  • Content Creator
  • Testing
  • Pro Gamer
  • Shoutcaster & Host
 

With our everchanging and advancing world, digital technologies are continuing to grow and can prepare you for your future career.

How will I be assessed?

Our courses are assessed through a range of assessment methods such as external exams, controlled assessment and coursework. Please speak with the team about the individual course assessments.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

Specialist classrooms/labs

Days & times

Starting September 2022


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