Activate Learning is proud to be working in collaborative partnership with Milton Keynes College to deliver the new South Central Institute of Technology, working with leading brands such as Microsoft, KPMG, McAfee, Cranfield University, and Evidence Talks. Institutes of Technology have been designed to create higher level technical qualifications, in partnership with employers to increase productivity and raise the standards of university-level technical education. Activate Learning will be hosting two, state-of-the-art hubs at our Blackbird Leys Technology Campus in Oxford and at our Reading College campus. The Higher National Certificate in Digital Technologies, accredited by Pearson, will provide you with the core skills required for a range of careers in digital technologies and develop your understanding of the major impact that digital technologies have on the business environment. Employer demand for digital technology skills and knowledge is increasing, and non-digital technology companies are becoming more reliant on digital technology specialists as business requirements evolve. Skills shortages in key areas of the digital economy mean there are many different IT careers available for people with the relevant qualifications and experience. Key growth areas within the IT and computing industry include social and digital media, data protection, cyber security, games design, website development and cloud/mobile technologies. The south-east of England is home to many global IT companies, so you will be well placed for job opportunities and career prospects. Key programme features One-year programme, delivered via blended learning Specifically developed for the world of work Good opportunity for those wanting to pursue a career and who prefer practical learning and teaching, to learn skills for a specific job Offer a great route to a higher qualification No exams! Courses are broken down into modules with practical tasks and ongoing assessments By enrolling on this course, you will become part of SWIoT - The South West Institute of Technology. SWIoT is a unique collaboration between Petroc and a number of prestigious higher and further education partners; designed to provide innovative technical education and deliver a skilled local workforce, economic growth, and prosperity to the South West.
Please note that as programmes are reviewed regularly, the module list may vary: Professional Practice in the Digital Economy (15 credits) Innovation and Digital Transformation (15 credits) Cyber Security (15 credits) Programming (15 credits) Big Data and Visualisation (15 credits) Networking in the Cloud (15 credits) Security (15 credits) Database Design and Development (15 credits)
You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments, group assessment, peer assessment, portfolio assessment and practice-related coursework. You will also be supported with a wide range of learning resources made available via Activate Learning’s Online Learning Environment (ALO), including access to textbooks, articles and multimedia content.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||Reading and writing must be at 5.5 minimum|
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£7300||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|