Digital Technologies Advanced
There is no denying that we live in a digital world. Phones, tablets, laptops, smart watches. It comes as no surprise that career opportunities have been hugely enhanced by this, with digital advancements having a huge impact on every sector. Ten years ago jobs such as Social Media Managers didn’t even exist. Technical skills are highly sought after, from social media, to animation to advanced coding. Research shows that there is a shortage of digital skills in the UK jobs market with a large percentage of companies suffering technical skills gaps.
What will I do
A lot of your time will be spent online using industry standard software to develop your skills as a well-rounded digitally-focused individual. From the fundamentals of IT, to cyber security, to web design and animation, you will receive in-depth teaching that will cover core technical knowledge, as well as broader theories and concepts, to develop a versatile understanding and help you find your next step. You will gain an insight into the IT sector as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. You will have the opportunity to choose specialist units, so you can learn about what you’re interested in. You can expect to conduct projects both in groups and independently.
The units you will study include:
IT Technical Support
To ensure you have the skills to create future technology, our course gives you a taste of the core areas of computing that you can build your knowledge on for an exciting career. All aspects of modern computing are covered including: networking, security, software, applications, data and intelligent systems. You will also develop practical skills, alongside workplace-ready experiences, from our project-based learning methods and assessments.
The career opportunities in the sector are vast, with all industries requiring digital skills. A university-level qualification in your chosen subject will help you improve your skill set as well as giving you the opportunity to make new contacts in the industry. You could go straight out into the industry in a junior role, working your way up. You could work in IT support for a major business, start up your own web development company, or use what you’ve learned to create your own business offering IT services or web design.
This pathway is aligned to our Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship and Level 3 Digital Marketer apprenticeship.
Is it for me?
You should have an understanding of how the entire creation and worldwide usage of the internet has affected the economy, and pretty much every active business today. You must be a logical thinker, be technically minded, and be great at problem solving. You must be able to think on your feet, and be able to think outside of the box. If you want a career with wide progression options, the ability to further your learning and expand your knowledge in a variety of areas, a course in computing is a great place to start.
Future Careers Opportunities
You will need a C/4 or above in English & Maths plus at least 3 other subjects at a C/4 or above or Level 2 vocational qualifications in a relevant subject.
Our investment in Digital skills
Milton Keynes College has won a £3.5 million bid for government funding to set up a new skills centre at our Chaffron Way campus. Companies and educators will collaborate in digital skills and artificial intelligence, to help make sure learners are being taught the digital skills local businesses really need.
Interested in a Digital Apprenticeship?
Earn while you learn and benefit from a huge network of support. An apprenticeship in IT is a great way to get into a digital career straight away while studying.
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