Industry Led Short Courses

Free 16-week Digital Skills online courses in: 

  • Digital Marketing
  • IT, Networking & Infrastructure
  • Coding & Software Development 

Who are these courses for? 

  • Aged 19+
  • Employed
  • Self-employed
  • Recently unemployed (in the past 12 months
    *You must meet the above criteria to be eligible to study on one of the programmes available. 


  • Employer-led
  • High-quality Level 3 learning based on employer/sector in-demand skills
  • Free of charge
  • Flexible online learning
  • Opportunities for progression
  • High-quality advice, guidance and support to learners pre-enrolment, during training and post completion

Coding and Software Development - Starting December 2021

Intending to possibly use Python

Covering the following:

  • Installing Python and running programs
  • Drawing shapes using Turtle graphics
  • Programming basics
  • Creating functions
  • Error handling
  • User interfaces
  • Object Orientated Programming introduction

See course information here: Coding & Software Development

Digital Marketing - Starting January 2022

  • Covering use of social media
  • Different types of social media
  • Creating a social media campaign
  • Using social media to advertise a game
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of a campaign
  • Creating a posting schedule
  • Creating a marketing plan

See course content here: Digital Marketing 

IT, Network and Infrastructure - Starting January 2022 

  • Introduction to Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Using Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Cisco Packet Tracer tasks
  • Network topologies and protocols
  • Network standards
  • Developing networks with Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Identifying hardware requirements
  • Using case studies

See course information here: IT, Networking & Infrastructure


To apply, contact Ellie Langton by emailing or calling 01476 414429