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The Digital and High-tech industry is growing at a quick pace, with lots of exciting opportunities to work with the latest technology available in the area. See what part-time courses for adult you can start today!

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Careers in digital and high-tech

Here are just a few examples of job titles that have been advertised in the South West region within the last year.

  • 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
  • Electrical and Electronics Technicians
  • IT Operations Technicians
  • IT User Support Technicians
  • Metal Working Production and Maintenance Fitters
  • Telecommunications Engineers

We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.


In 2020, there were 22,493 jobs in IT industries in the South West region. Undertaking one of our many courses in the Digital and High-Tech Sector will allow you to become fully qualified and help you secure a job. Our huge range of courses will be the perfect opportunity for you to choose your ideal course, whether it’s an apprenticeship, Degree or certificate. 

Career opportunities in the sector could include: 

  • IT Project and Programme Manager: £29,439 - £74,188 
  • Programmer and Software Development: £25,698 - £75,111 
  • IT Business Analyst: £30,741 - £90,503 
  • Statistician: £41,981 


Here’s some of the key skills that employers commonly state is needed in their employees, these are included in their job adverts:

  • Communications
  • Management
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership
  • Integration
  • Planning
  • Operation

Szabina Sinko

Coding student Szabina has been working full-time for over 10 years and has been considering retraining for a while.

“I had no previous coding experience, and this course is giving me a great insight into coding and the IT sector as a whole. As well as the fundamentals of coding, including python, we have also learnt a lot about project management which will be useful when I make the step into a new career. The teachers have been amazing and very supportive, I’m excited about what this will lead to. “If you are thinking of retraining, I would recommend it, it’s been a great experience. Don’t be scared, have the courage, believe in yourself and give it a go!”.

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Lewis at the south west apprenticeship awards
The amount of opportunities my provider has offered has made me more capable than I would have ever been if I just did a full-time degree and I’m very thankful to them.

Digital and Technology Solutions

eSports student on laptop smiling
This course offered me the opportunity to turn something I love doing in my free time into a career I can hopefully travel the world with.. My lecturers have been excellent. They have shown me the opportunities available in esports and always supported me in choosing and taking my next steps at every stage throughout the course.

Esports BTEC Extended Diploma


Lady typing on a laptop

<p>Last year we launched two free Digital Skills Bootcamps, as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.</p>

<p>The 12-week Bootcamp gave learners the opportunity to learn the skills needed by employers, to become a Coder or a Cloud Analyst – as well as connecting learners with local employers who were recruiting for these specific skills.</p>

<p>Due to popular demand, our FREE Digital Skills Bootcamps are back this year! Click&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>&nbsp;to find out more information about what we're offering, with courses including <a href="… to Coding</a> and <a href="… with Data!</a></p>

<p>We caught up with Louise, who completed the Skills Bootcamp last year to become a Cloud Analyst.</p>

<p><strong>What were you doing before applying for the Digital Skills Bootcamp?</strong></p>

<p>My previous role was managing accounts payable team, but after being made redundant I wanted to learn new skills and try something a little bit different.</p>

<p><strong>What have you learnt on the course?</strong></p>

<p>I learnt the fundamentals of cloud technology but also it covered data structures and how different data is ingested and stored. We were supported by a great teacher as well, who made it easy for us to learn and put our theory into practice.</p>

<p><strong>How will this benefit you in your career?</strong></p>

<p>This new knowledge has given me a good grounding to support the azure cloud-based software, especially as databases underpin all software. When a bug is raised, I can also look to automate testing and new processes or scripts when required.</p>

<p><strong>What was the highlight of the course?</strong></p>

<p>The Bootcamp was great, it taught me lots of new skills which will benefit me as mentioned previously, but my personal highlight was passing first time.</p>

<p><strong>What has happened after completing the course?</strong></p>

<p>I have started a new job with Zahara software - cloud based purchasing software. I’m second line support but they are training me up to do dev ops (MS Azure).</p>

<p><strong>How did the Bootcamp set you up for a change in job?</strong></p>

<p>The course helped me understand cloud technology foundations and gave me the spark to further my knowledge.</p>

<p><strong>What would you say to someone considering studying on this Bootcamp?</strong></p>

<p>My advice to anyone doing the course, is to make the time to study and be focused. Do as many mock exams as possible and practise in the labs. Take full advantage of the teacher and ask as many questions as possible.</p>


<p><a href="">Don't forget to check out and sign up for our Free Digital Skills Bootcamps here!</a></p>

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