Level 1 Digital Technology
Mon Sep 07 2020
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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
Industry Partners & Sponsorship:
Our Digital Technology curriculum is reviewed by a range of employers to ensure that you will develop the skills required to work in the industry. These include Proto, Sunderland Software City, Hedgehog Lab, Enigma Interactive, DevAcademy, Tombola and Geek Talent.
The possibilities with this scheme are endless, students have been given real-life projects to work on, visited the employers at work and been given opportunities to showcase their work. This scheme, along with our tutorial programme will help you become work ready as well as preparing you for the outside world with training on money management, help with job hunting, interviews and confidence building. We want you to be job ready when you leave us and able to put what you have learnt into practice in the workplace.
Relevant and high quality work experience placements, employer mentoring, commercial and vocational projects will help you to do this and are an important part of your study programme. Plus make an impression on an employer and who knows where that could lead! You can start on this programme and fast track to an apprenticeship once a vacancy becomes available and you're ready. Sign up to our apprenticeship alerts and we'll keep you updated on the latest apprenticeship vacancies. Plus our team will help you write your CV or application and prepare for interviews. Our teachers are ambitious, talented and passionate about making your experience at college the very best it can be. They have up to date industry experience to share with you and the energy and enthusiasm to help you to get where you need to be.
2 GCSEs at a minimum of grades 1-2.
An interview is required.
We welcome applicants without prior experience.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.
If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.
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