Mohammed Abdul Jawad

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Step into Digital Technologies

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FREE ONLINE COURSE (with a PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible)

  • Duration: 2 weeks

Sign in to register and enroll for the course 

Learn how to move into the digital and IT sector, and discover the career opportunities available in this fast-growing industry.

Prepare for your digital and IT career switch

Are you considering a move into the digital sector? With advertised roles in digital tech growing 36% in the UK since June 2020, now is a great time to enter the industry.

On this short course, you’ll explore the opportunities available in digital and IT, and how you can utilise and build upon your existing skills to start your career.

Created with employer insights, this course will prepare you for work in the digital industry.

Discover the different job roles in the digital industry

You’ll identify the key responsibilities within the digital and IT sector, and be introduced to in-demand jobs including those in digital technology and cyber security.

You’ll focus on the actionable steps you can take to enter the industry and explore career progression routes you may want to pursue.

Gain a digital credential from City & Guilds

Once you have completed the course, you’ll receive a digital credential from City & Guilds, specialists in supporting career pathways in the digital sector.

With your credential, you can search for live job opportunities and be signposted to organisations that City & Guilds has teamed up with to help you take the next step towards a career in digital.

You’ll also receive advice on how to go about searching for a job, key things to highlight on your CV and insights on what it takes to start your own business.

What topics will you cover?
  • What is digital?
  • Evolving roles and evolving opportunities
  • Essential skills and further training opportunities
  • Becoming a digital problem solver
  • Exploring different opportunities
  • The digital support professional
  • The digital networking expert
  • Your best personal and professional fit

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify whether a career in digital technologies is for you
  • Discuss and understand key myths (and jargon) from the digital sector
  • Evaluate the key knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for from entrants to the sector
  • Reflect on which skills you need to personally and professionally develop
  • Explore current opportunities within a range of digital technology disciplines
  • Reflect which discipline within the digital technologies domain is the best potential personal fit

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone considering a career in digital and IT. It will introduce you to the sector and help you learn about the most in-demand jobs and progression opportunities available in the industry.

Who will you learn with?

y & Guilds Group Business

Andrew Smith

Enthusiastic about teaching digital, network engineering & cybersecurity - been doing it for a very long time. Also: iconoclast, herder of geeks, nerds & enthusiasts.

Who developed the course?

City & Guilds Group

We support over 4 million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose. 

What's included?

City & Guilds Group are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course 
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible

Sign in to register and enroll for the course

Source: FutureLearn 

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About FutureLearn:  FutureLearn's purpose is to transform access to education to help create a brighter future. FutureLearn does that by partnering with over a quarter of the world’s top universities and industry partners to support millions of learners across the globe to develop skills and achieve their personal and professional goals. FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform founded in December 2012 by The Open University and are now jointly owned by The Open University in the UK and The SEEK Group

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