Computing, Games and IT

Computing: Introduction to Digital Industries – Free Taster (Part-time)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This taster will run on Wednesday 11 January 2023 with a choice of either 9.15am to 12.15pm, or 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for you to have achieved any qualifications or units prior to undertaking this qualification. An interest in learning more about digital is required.

You will achieve

You will receive a Barnsley College certificate on completion.

Course overview

This is a short introduction to provide awareness and insight into careers in the digital industry and provide a taster of the different routes available. You will gain an understanding of programming, networking and data analyst and look at how these essential skills and roles are needed in our everyday lives.

Course content

This taster will give you an insight into the different Digital routes available for adult learners at Barnsley College. If you want to learn more about how your Amazon Alexa and other smart devices work, or how your phone receives the latest updates, or if you’re curious about what happens to all of your data that companies receive, this taster could inspire you to learn more about the digital sector.

You will be assessed using a range of methods such as practical tasks and written activities to check your learning and understanding of the topics.

All equipment will be provided

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

Upon completion you could progress on to one of our Level 1 courses, including Programming, Website Design and Cybersecurity.

How much does the course cost?

This course is free for all learners.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Computing: Introduction to Digital Industries – Free Taster (Part-time)

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