Computing & Digital TechnologyComputing & Digital Technology

"If you’re interested in getting to grips with the practical aspects of computer hardware and technology, you’ll find the right course in our Computing & Digital Technology department. Working across a range of practical assignments will help you on your way to a career or furth study in computing."

John Lambert, Head of Computing & Digital Technology

"I have really enjoyed this course this year, so far we have learned lots of technical things from filming equipment to editing. I have expanded my knowledge about the media industry in general. I have developed my skills in pre-production, shooting videos and editing.”

Jessica Jubb, Creative Digital Media


Past students have gone on to University of Teesside, University of Central Lancashire, University of Sunderland, Edge Hill University, Portsmouth University and Staffordshire University. Career options include IT support, programming, development and the creative side of the industry with games development and interactive media.

Your future career could be..

IT Helpdesk Professional   £17,000 - £24,000
Social Media Manager   £23,000 - £35,000
Data Analyst      £25,000 - £35,000
Network Engineer   £28,000 - £50,000
Web Developer   £40,000 - £55,000
IT Manager   £40,000 - £60,000



What do I need to join?

For this advanced apprenticeship you will need:

• 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including English and maths

• Enthusiasm for the subject/area

• To be able to work independently

• Good interpersonal skills

General Information

The primary role of a digital marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, customer engagement and customer retention. A digital marketer will typically be working as part of a team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall marketing plan or campaign. The marketer will work to marketing briefs and instructions.

They will normally report to a digital marketing manager, a marketing manager or an IT Manager.

What does the Apprenticeship involve?

There are three core knowledge modules that will be studied on the programme:

• Knowledge Module 1: Principles of Coding

• Knowledge Module 2: Marketing Principles

• Knowledge Module 3: Digital Marketing Business Principles (completed by studying Google Analytics IQ course)

Contact Details

Sarah Armstead, 01524 521374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information, advice and guidance or to apply please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521237 or 0800 306306.

Course Information Sheet

Download it here


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