• Ruhaimi Anver
IT Support Technician I AM STUDYING Computing

Web and Digital Developer


Web and Digital Developer

Digital skills are some of the most sought after entries to any CV. All of today’s businesses require websites, apps, a social media presence, online advertising and eCommerce, just to name a few. These are absolute necessities to be successful, and job opportunities in the sector are vast. You could be designing an app for a start-up businesses, designing a new payment system for an innovative restaurant, or even managing social media accounts for influencers. The advancement of technology will only bring on more and more exciting job opportunities and new skills to learn.

Course Information

  • Levels available 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref WEB
  • Location Chaffron Way Campus
  • Fees N/A

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What will I do?

Computing and digital skills are imperative to our economy, all businesses and pretty much our day-to-day lives. Even basic computing knowledge is required in most jobs, and the demand for technical skills is growing day by day. From learning how to build and manage websites for different  purposes, to the ins and outs of conducting business in a digital world, to learning how social media uses algorithms to combine advertising and entertainment, you can expect to leave the course with a full set of transferable digital skills, which employers are on the look out for. You can expect to conduct projects both in groups and independently.

The primary units of this course include:

  • Social Media
  • Web Production/Animation
  • eCommerce
  • Interactive Web Authoring
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What's next?

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 also 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 start your own business offering IT services or web design.

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 an active problem-solver, and be able to use your initiative to find solutions. You must have an interest in the ongoing development technology. If you want a career with wide progression options, the ability to further your learning and expand your knowledge in a variety of areas, this is a great place to start.

Hear Ruhaimi’s experience studying Computing

To ensure you have the skills to create future technology, our course gives you a taste of the core areas to 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.

Level Highlights

• Your knowledge and skills cover principles which will outlast today’s technology, making them highly sought after by industry and higher education providers
• Projects completed as part of the course are based on live briefs for external clients, ensuring relevant industrial experience and potential job prospects
• Students are expected to complete an extended work experience placement to give them the best opportunity for progressing onto higher education, apprenticeships and/or full-time employment
• Visits to Bletchley Park, a national landmark for computing, and Cranfield University, as research leaders in cyber security, transport systems and robotics
• Opportunities for students to complete professional vendor qualifications relevant to their future career path including CCNA, ITIL and CompTIA (additional cost)
• Our students benefit from the department’s extensive list of local and national employer partners including Microsoft, McAfee, MirusIT and Xero (to name a few!)

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language.

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