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Digital technology skills are important to Scotland as they play an underpinning role in driving the competitiveness of Scotland’s growth sectors, as well as the sector being a significant employer in its own right. In order to thrive, the technology sector relies upon fresh talent coming into the industry for its growth. There is a long-term and sustainable growth in demand for digital skills, which supply is currently failing to meet. We design innovative inclusive course ideas to open these opportunities for those who cannot currently participate because of a variety of barriers.

Data skills course designed specifically to prepare learners with the relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills to meet the needs of the employers. The course covers a range of specialist knowledge and skills in data analytics, business applications as well as software development and cyber security. The course will embed vocational units alongside work based learning skills and competencies.

Designed to prepare students for a variety of cyber security roles. The course embeds SQA units with an emphasis on developing cyber and communication skills. It covers a variety of topics including: Data Security, Python Programming, Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing.

Software Development course designed specifically to prepare learners for entry into software development. The emphasis is on innovation, creativity and encouraging soft skills to complement the relevant technical skills and accreditation. This course covers a range of specialist knowledge and skills in front end frameworks, Java OO design and implementation, relational databases and agile methadology.

Designed specifically to prepare students for entry into a variety of digital jobs. The emphasis is on innovation, creativity and encouraging the soft skills alongside the relevant technical and business skills. MS Office applications, Skype for business, Sharepoint, CRM software, Agile methodology, Information systems, User centred design and Digital marketing.