HNC in Digital Technologies
Want to make a positive change to the digital world? You’ve picked the right Digital Marketing qualification. We’re on a mission to make the digital world a better place. This Level 4 qualification will boost your creative skills by giving a broad introduction to digital technologies and to a range of digital technology specialist functions.
What will I do
|Digital Technologies HNC – Digital Marketing is equivalent to the first year of a university degree programme. It concentrates on developing the skills to succeed in industry and prepares you for work in the digital sector. You’ll study units such as:|
· Planning Social Media Campaigns
· Digital Marketing
· Management in the Digital Economy
· Website Design and Development
· Podcast Production
You’ll gain a wide range of knowledge, during your Digital Marketing course, tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios, with live project briefs from our employer partners. You will also have the opportunity to develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and the workplace.
After studying a Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies you’ll have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of digital technology. You’ll be able to demonstrate a range of subject-specific skills as well as general skills and qualities relevant to digital employers.
Once you’ve completed your HNC, you can progress your learning by moving on to Digital Technologies Higher National Diploma, progress on to study at university or onto employment.
MK College and the South-Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) are now partnering with The Open University to produce new routes to full honours degrees which represent a real cost saving for students.
You can now study towards your HND (Higher National Diploma), followed by a third top-up year with the open University.
What types of jobs could you expect afterwards?
You could expect roles with titles such as Digital Strategist, Content Marketing Specialist, Digital Marketing Manager, Social Media Marketer. Don’t feel limited by this list, with the Digital Technologies HNC you’ll be anything ready.
During these jobs you could be responsible for working in a dynamic and agile environment, with constant exposure to new technologies and plenty of opportunities to grow your skills and learn from others.
Did you know?
• 40% of organisations are not able to find sufficient talent to handle their digital marketing (Digital Marketing Institute).
Is it for me?
If you’re looking to get your career in Digital Marketing started and have a passion for digital technologies, then this is the course for you. There are full time and part time course options available to suit your needs.
Not ready to apply yet? Why not give us an email, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We’ll be able to advise on whether this Digital Marketing course is right for you and take it from there.
|Digital Technologies HNC learners at the South Central IoT will benefit from:|
• Project based learning: You will manage projects from beginning to end, solving employer-generated problems and maximising higher skills.
• Active partnerships with employers.
• Confidence to learn, forget and relearn – as you would in industry: You will be treated as a unique investor in your working future rather than individuals accessing courses.
• Real research and development: You will undertake detailed research, enquiry, writing and analysis and communicate results effectively.
• Friendly and approachable: The South Central Institute of Technology team is welcoming, and will encourage you at every step.
How will my progress be monitored?
Our Digital Coaches will support you on your exciting learning journey. They will provide advice and guidance at regular intervals to ensure you achieve the best possible grade.
How will I be assessed?
All of our programmes are assessed by assignments or coursework. Projects completed as part of the course are based on live briefs from industry employers, ensuring relevant workplace experience and potential job prospects.
How much will I have to study each week?
At Level 4 entry, total qualification time is estimated at 1,200 hours per academic year, of which 480 hours are guided learning hours.
This equates to approx. 15 hours per week taught (face-to-face and e-learning) and 15+ hours per week independent self-study during term time. This course can be studied both full-time in one-year and part-time in two-years.
Are there any entry requirements?
|The most important thing for us is passion, dedication and commitment to learning about digital technologies at a higher level. Whatever the qualifications you have, we’ll find away for you to join us on this course and support you at every step. It all starts with a conversation with our admissions team to find out about your interests and aspirations, and we’ll match you to the right pathway.|
Work Experience and employers
You’ll gain a wide range of knowledge, during your Digital Marketing course, tied to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios, with live project briefs from our employer partners.
|During the course of your Higher National Certificate, you’ll develop and strengthen your core skills, while preparing yourself to continue onto a Level 5 Higher National Diploma, or to entering employment. Not only will you have a sound knowledge across a broad range of technical areas, you’ll also leave with the qualities and skills that employers look for. What’s more, we’ll be here to support you at every step, offering a friendly environment that feels (and looks) like a real employer.|
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.
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