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Overview

This programme is for 19+ adults wanting to retrain to gain employment in the digital skills sector. It consists of single units designed to equip you with practical and technological skills and knowledge to apply for digital jobs in any e-commercial entity.

Course description

This fully accredited programme is funded for adults and will run for 18 weeks (10 hours onsite delivery) at our Digbeth campus and will be offered September 2021 to February 2022 and then again February 2022 to June 2022. You will achieve a range of Awards at Level 2 as the qualifications to start your new working life in this key sector where there are skills shortages and job demand.

We have selected 4 units, newly developed by Gateway with industry insiders to teach and develop professional practitioner skills:

  • Level 2 Award in Website Design and Development
  • Level 2 Award in Cyber Security
  • Level 2 Award in Computer Programming
  • Level 2 Award in Mobile App Development

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Level 2 Award in Website Design and Development In this first unit you will learn how to create a simple website using tools and techniques to add functionality, navigation buttons and hyperlinks. You will also develop skills in planning and designing a website and once complete will review the finished website and make suggestions for improvement.

  • Level 2 Award in Cyber Security Here, you will learn about cybercrime, understand routine protective methods used to maintain cybersecurity including the principles of vulnerability and penetration testing and user access control.

  • Level 2 Award in Computer Programming learn about the principles of computer programming to understand how programming works. You will develop text-based programming skills to design and develop your own computer program.

  • Level 2 Award in Mobile App Development You will investigate the characteristics and uses of mobile apps as well as design, develop and test your own mobile app in line with a design specification.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 February 2022, Duration: 19 Weeks - 19 Weeks Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 February 2022, Duration: 19 Weeks £633.00 Exam Fee:£116 19 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ February 2022, Duration: 19 Weeks Please contact the college for fee information 19 Weeks In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.