- Subject Area
- Computing & Digital
- Age Group
(Full Time - 1 year)
- Leaflet Code
At the cutting edge of new developments, just like the digital industry itself, the Cyber Skills for the Digital Age course is a fantastic introduction to the entire sector. If you want to learn both coding and networking in real-life scenarios, from hardware, programming to networks, this is the course for you.
You’ll start with a look at The Online World and learn how today’s technology systems interact with us on a day-to-day basis. Then, you’ll begin to develop your skills creating apps and websites, working with tools, software and coding techniques used in the digital industries, such as Visual Studio, HTML5 and CSS3.
Looking at how different types of apps, websites and networks are developed, as well as how operating systems work across different platforms, you’ll be building your own portfolio of skills and work across a wide selection of technologies, setting the path for an exciting future career in the industry.
Those successful in gaining a place on the Transition Programmes will be eligible for the ‘T Award’, a package of benefits that includes:
• £300 per year bursary*
• Curriculum based incentives
• Free branded work wear
• Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
• Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
• Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
• Minimum 15- day industry placement
• Digital upskilling
• Master classes
• And much more
*Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, positive attitude and grade profile.
4 x GCSE grade 4+ to include Math or English with a minimum of grade 3 GCSE or L2 FS in the one not yet achieved
A minimum of 15 days Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.
How will I be assessed?
Each unit on this course will be assessed in a different way, with tasks that could include role plays, project work, written coursework or presentations. For two of them, you’ll need to sit online exams.
Continuing Your Journey
This programme will allow you to take any of the digital T Level Pathways. With the demand for computer specialists at an all-time high in the UK, as you continue to develop your skills you’ll be opening up a number of fantastic career opportunities in the IT industry, ranging from software and games development to computer maintenance and network administration.Careers page
Fees, Finance & Funding
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.Fees, finance and funding page
Got a question?
Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?Make an enquiry
Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!
In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.
In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.
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