Level 1 Digital Technology

Start Date

Mon Sep 07 2020

Day / Time

Weekdays

Duration

1 year

Campus

Baltic Campus

Level 1 Digital Technology

Our Digital Technology Department are members of Dynamo North East and Digital Union.

From personal computers to smart phones, computing devices are an essential feature of the modern world. Technology may be changing every day, but the knowledge and understanding of how to use computers effectively is the same regardless of the technology being used. This new and exciting full time course is designed for you if you are interested in the Digital Technology sector as a career choice, but as yet are uncertain about which pathway to follow.  You will be able to progress onto Level 2 programmes when you complete the course, and develop a wide range of skills suitable for working in any area of the digital industry.

Project 1 - Digital Product Development

In this project, you will develop a range of digital skills which includes digital animation using industry standard software and techniques to produce a digital product by analysis, researching and preparing a customer brief, sketching and wireframing, designing and prototyping using agile implementation.

Project 2 - Creating a Website

How often do you use a website? Have you ever wondered how they are made? Websites have many purposes such as to promote an event, advertise products or services and provide information.  In this unit, you will explore different types of websites for a specific audience and purpose. You will learn how to design a website for an audience and purpose and will develop skills to create an appropriate layout. You will use tools and techniques to add functionality, like navigation buttons and linking pages, so that the website is appealing and easy to use.

Project 3 - Creating a Computer Program

Have you ever wondered how computer programs work when you use them? Computer programs contain sets of instructions (code) that are created by a programmer to solve a specific problem. A programmer will use specific tools to write the code to instruct the computer on what to do when someone uses it. In this unit, you will learn how to write a simple computer programme using graphical tools for an intended purpose. For example, to calculate the total in a bill or to create a simple computer game or puzzle.

A study programme is more than a qualification; it includes all the ingredients to make you the best you can be, to give you an edge in the jobs market or if you’re moving into further study. It is personal to you and is made up of a range of activity. The majority of time will be spent on the qualification you choose to study and will be a mix of practical work and theory, all shaped around the technical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. The rest of your time will be spent in English and maths, work experience, tutorials and reviews along with a range of other activities designed to boost your CV in some way.Along with this you will be part of an employer engagement scheme where you will work with employers from local businesses to help improve your skills further

What about after the course?
Future
Careers:
  • IT specialist managers
  • IT project and programme managers
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
  • Programmers and software development professionals
  • Web design and development professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.
  • IT operations technicians
  • IT user support technicians
  • IT engineers
What
you could
earn:
Potential
£48,194
Entry level
£11,586
Average
£36,920

Baltic Campus