Computing & 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|
IT Application Specialist Level 2 Apprenticeship (A31176-A1A)
Once you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year.
What do I need to join?
4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.
Relevant work experience will also be considered
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.
An apprenticeship in a genuine job, with training, meaning apprentices learn and gain skills and professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage.
Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study.
This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.
From April 2018, the apprenticeship minimum wage is £3.90 per hour. For further information on salaries, visit gov.uk and search ‘apprenticeships'.
Course Information Sheet