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.
- How Digital Technologies Impact Business and Market Environment
- The Ethical and Moral Implications of Digital Technology
- Using Data in Software Design
- Using Digital Technologies to Analyse and Solve Problems
- Digital Environments, Including Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments
- Legal and Regulatory Obligations Relating to Digital Technologies
- The Privacy and Confidentiality of Personal Data
- The Technical, Physical and Human Aspects of Internet Security
- Planning Digital Projects
- Testing Software, Hardware and Data
- Digital Tools for Project Management and Collaboration
At the UTC we are pleased to offer a T Level in Digital Support Services: a 2 year, Level 3 course where you develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of digital occupations.
This opportunity combines technical understanding with workplace skills and experience to provide an excellent foundation to your future career in IT.
Alongside your studies you will work with top employers to gain workplace skills and add context to your learning, both through participating in 315 hours of work placement alongside in-college enrichment and content delivered by our College Partners.
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