Digital Skills Curriculum
Kickstart your career with our curriculum and come away with the skills employers really need
Join hundreds of other students that have given their career a boost with our digital skills programme. We will help you:
Build your confidence.
Communicate, negotiate and challenge others constructively.
Solve complex problems using different digital techniques.
Learn the art of teamwork and collaboration.
Grow your creativity using new tools and techniques that bring your ideas to life.
Use Design Thinking to help you build great products and user experiences.
Plan, build and deliver engaging presentations.
Understand how to manage projects and deliver on time, every time.
What we will cover
Be prepared for interactive learning – we’re all about ‘learning by doing’ not ‘death by PowerPoint’. Every element of our programme includes plenty of activities for you to get stuck into, either individually or in teams.
Days 1 – 3
- Say hello to your new teammates and the coaches.
- A sneak peak at what’s to come.
- Starting Point™, our unique set of questionnaires that tease out your skills, strengths and preferences. This crucial element underpins every aspect of our programme and will give you vital direction to help you plan your career.
- Understanding personalities and how they work together.
- Building your confidence.
- Making your digital skills work for you.
- How to negotiate to get more of what you want.
- Communicating well to leave a lasting – and positive – impression.
- Tools and techniques for solving real world problems.
- How to work effectively with others – even when you think they’re wrong!
- Failsafe techniques to tackle ‘fake news’.
- Unleash your creative genius.
- Solving problems with LEGO™.
- Use Design Thinking to build products and services that people really want (and will actually use) – Parts I and II.
- Use Design Thinking to build products and services that people really want (and will actually use) – Part III.
- Coping with and managing personal change.
- Going FAR™ in your career and life.
- Developing skills for life.
- Can you be a better communicator?
- Mastering project management.
- How to plan, design and deliver truly great presentations.
- Understand the importance of safety at work.
- A look at some current technologies that are changing the world (and how you can use them).
- Why ethics matter and how we can all become more ethically aware.
- Guest speaker.
- So you think you’re not a programmer? Programming for non-programmers.
Weeks 4 – 11
- Making a difference – A significant employer-led project which you will work on in teams. Your chance to come up with innovative solutions to a real challenge that you will pitch to the employer.