Do you enjoy using technology to make and create? Have you already started programming at school or at home? Perhaps you’ve been taking a computer apart and rebuilding it, or programming robots, or making your own app.

Our Digital pathway has been designed with professional partners who want prospective recruits to have knowledge and skills in computing, including programming, problem solving, and critical thinking. These are skills that employers need in every employment sector, so you could be working for the health service, a car manufacturer or an environmental agency, not just a tech company. In fact, digital jobs are growing faster than any other part of the economy.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER PATH COULD BE:

  • AI Researcher
  • Animator
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Games Designer
  • Network Architect
  • Software Developer

At KS5 you will study topics like:

  • Principles of Computer Science
  • IT Systems, Security and Encryption
  • Business Applications of Social Media
  • Relational Database Development
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Networking
  • Virtualisation
  • Digital Graphics and Animation

At Key Stage 4

Alongside core GCSE subjects you will study:

  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Creative iMedia

Alongside your studies you will work with top employers. For example, Fujitsu is part of the national UTC Cyber Group and is dedicated to engaging with UTC students through site visits, work placements and practical masterclasses. Our students have visited Fujitsu to hear from Fujitsu apprentices and tour their digital threat centre.

At Post-16

At the UTC you can choose between a purely vocational pathway or a combination of BTEC and A Levels depending on whether you are focused on an apprenticeship or university. If you combine with A Level Maths you can study Computer Science at university. We work with you to decide which is the best option for you.

Vocational: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Computing (= 3 A Levels)

Combined: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computing (= 2 A Levels) + complimentary A Levels

Alongside your studies you will work with top employers. For example, Fujitsu is part of the national UTC Cyber Group and is dedicated to engaging with UTC students through site visits, work placements and practical masterclasses. Our students have visited Fujitsu to hear from Fujitsu apprentices and tour their digital threat centre.

Optional Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) in Cyber Security (= 0.5 A Levels)

One of the fastest growing areas of the digital industry, cyber security specialists are greatly in demand. On the EPQ you will study topics like risk assessment, secure systems, cryptography, digital forensics and secure testing.

  Figures from the global information security workforce study show there could be around 100,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the UK by 2022

Ready to apply?

If you’re interested in studying at UTC Warrington, please apply for a place as soon as possible. If you have any questions about admissions, come along to our next event or email our contact us

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