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Part-time Residential at the College 

This is a 9-week course with all learning taking place at the college, in the classroom, consisting of part time residential provision split into 9 residential stays of 3 days and 2 nights each week.

If you want to develop a variety of digital skills such as using IT tools and systems, managing social media, optimising IT performance and using systems where you can work collaboratively with others then keep reading! This course will enable you to develop IT skills for personal use, preparation for employment and career progression.

As well as using your learning for personal use and employment, if you wish to progress into careers such as Digital Marketing, Social Media Management, IT Administration and Marketing this is a great starting point for you! In addition, you will find the learning very useful if you are aiming to start your own social media platform to promote your products and/or services.

Your learning will cover 5 core areas: 

  • Video Software

Do you try to make videos and it just doesn’t look as good as you see others do it? This unit will give you the ability to use software applications designed to record and edit video sequences.  By the end of this unit, you should be able to use a range of basic video software tools and techniques to record and edit video sequences.

  • Improving Productivity

Do you want to ensure you use IT for tasks and activities as effectively as you can? This unit will enable you to improve how effectively you use IT in order to complete a variety of tasks and activities. 

  • Using the Internet

Do you want to use the internet effectively and securely? We aim to ensure you leave with the ability to set up, and use, appropriate methods to access the Internet whilst working safely online.  You will learn how to make the best use of browser software tools and techniques to search for, retrieve and exchange information.

  • Using Collaborative Software

Do you want to use IT tools and devices for collaborative working and communications?  This unit will enable you to do this for web or video conferencing, online phone and video calls; online forums, social networking sites, blogging, RSS and data feeds, online work management tools and many more.

  • Optimise IT System Performance

When you face IT issues, would you like to know how to fix them? This unit will enable you to keep your computer system up to date, fully functional and operating.  You’ll learn how to solve problems and errors involving the interaction between hardware and software. On top of this, you;’ll be able to review and upgrade your computer system in terms of efficiency and performance, to improve capacity and/or functionality


Full certificates at level 3 or above cost from £0-£150 depending on your financial circumstances.

Entry Requirements 

  • You must have already achieved or be working at Level 2 in IT.
  • All applicants take Initial assessments in IT and literacy.
  • Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area
  • You will be expected to produce written work and engage in classroom discussions and activities to get the most out of your learning.


Level 3  


City & Guilds


If this area is a passion of yours, following this course you could be ready to apply for employment in IT job roles such as:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • IT Administrator
  • Marketing