Digital Innovators Skills Programme FAQs
If you’ve got a question about our programme, you might find the answer here:
I’m already employed – am I eligible?
Yes, if you’re looking to enhance existing skills to take advantage of the growing digital economy. If you’re planning to sign up to one of our full-time programmes, you will need to ask your employer to support your application and allow you the time to complete the programme (which is 11 weeks full-time). Alternatively, we will be offering a part time course in due course.
What age do I have to be?
Our programme is designed for 18-25 year olds who are no longer in full time education. We are currently looking at how we could adapt the programme for people older than this as well as who may not be able to study full-time.
What equipment will I need?
Due to the pandemic restrictions, we plan to deliver our programmes online for the foreseeable future. You will need access to an internet-connected device, ideally a laptop, desktop computer or tablet. You will also need internet access as well as a functioning webcam and microphone. If this presents any problems, please contact our team for advice on the options available – firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I receive employment and benefits support while on the course?
We are working with the Department of Work and Pensions to try and ensure those who are eligible can claim employment and benefits support. However, you will need to seek advice and apply through your local job centre as the approach can vary between locations.
Can I complete the course whilst on furlough?
If you’re on furlough, then this is a great opportunity to use your time at home and upskill before returning back to work! You can find out more here.
Is this the same as a coding bootcamp?
No, the Digital Innovators Skills Programme focuses on the broader employability skills students need in order to solve problems with digital technology. Whilst coding plays an important part in this, we do not believe coders (developers) are the whole answer. We will certainly show you how software plays a big part in most projects these days and how you can talk to developers on projects. If you decide you would like to subsequently go on a pure coding bootcamp, we can also introduce you to some of our partners that provide appropriate courses.
When is the next programme?
The next Digital Innovators Skills Programme is starting on 1st March 2021. However if you cannot make that, don’t worry as we will be running at least three more programmes in 2021 so please send us a message and we’ll put you down for one of the later programmes.
Still have questions? Drop us a line at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to answer your query.