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Digital Skills Pipeline

What is Digital Skills Pipeline?

Digital Skills Pipeline will offer accredited learning or vendor certification recognised by industry in short , or intensive, or immersive learning or modular courses. In digital technology skills where there is an identified skills gap.

To ensure that no one is left behind, and that we develop a buoyant and diverse talent pipeline for employers, it is important that we reach all parts of society and recognise that individuals will join this reskilling journey at different points and with different transferable skills.

Digital Skills Pipeline has segmented learners into the 3 broad categories which are summarised below, we think takes account of a learner’s previous digital technology skills and experiences and recognises that different learners require different reskilling interventions.

For general enquiries, please contact DigitalSkillsPipeline@sds.co.uk To apply, please contact training providers directly. Details of courses and providers are listed below.

Support – Excluded Talent

We would expect learners in this group to already have basic digital technology skills and able to confidently use technology as part of their life and/or work.

Learners in this group will probably not be thinking about a career in digital technology and will likely have limited awareness of the technology job roles and opportunities that exist.

The aim of this segment is  to provide learners with careers experiences and taster programmes which provide an insight into the range of digital technology jobs available, and their skills requirements.

Provision may focus on one tech discipline such as cyber or data, or be more general programmes which introduce learners to a range of digital technology skills and careers. 

As part of this segment we expect learners to have the opportunity to develop some digital technology skills to help them assess their ability and interest in pursuing the next steps of a technology career.  The expected progression for learners in this group would be onto further learning, including apprenticeships.

 

PROVIDER: CODECLAN

Course Title: ACCESS TO TECH

Brief Description

Explore the tools, technology and career opportunities in the world of software development and data analysis. During this course, we will introduce key aspects of both data analysis and software development, such as the software development lifecycle and the importance and value of data.   

Students will have the opportunity to participate in two code-alongs, focusing on basic programming and data analysis.

By the end of the course, students will be better equipped to choose the skills pathway that fits their career aspirations. 

Course days/hours:

3 Days

  • 7-10 Nov 2022
  • 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2022
  • 16-19 Jan 2023

18:00-21:00

Delivery Location:

Online

Course Contact:

Marni Bayles 

marni.bayles@codeclan.com

0131 290 2600

 

PROVIDER:  GLASGOW LIFE

Course Title: GLASGOW CODE LEARNING(GCL) DEVELOPER: CYBER SECURITY (SCQF LEVEL 6)

Brief Description

An introductory GCL Developer courses are accelerated digital skills courses designed as a pathway to employment and focused on the skills needed by employers. 

This course in Cyber Security at SCQF level 6 focuses on the technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. You will examine real-world data security breaches and learn about digital forensics and ethical hacking. It is for beginners with no or limited prior experience, people looking to update their skills, or people considering a career change or future in the digital sector. 

Glasgow Life works in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College to deliver the courses, and you’ll be invited to take part in a mixture of tutor-led lectures, practical sessions, projects and discussion sessions. 

In addition, partners at Skills Development Scotland provide live job and apprenticeship vacancies, 1-to-1 support, and careers information and awareness.

As a GCL learner you are offered a community of supportive tutors, access to laptops, software and connectivity, and guidance on starting a career in the Digital Technologies sector. On enrolment with Clyde College, you’ll also receive a student card and have access to the facilities at all three of Clyde College’s campuses. 

On completion of the course you will be awarded an SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in Cyber Security at SCQF level 6.
 

Course days/hours:

9 weeks

  • 1st December 2022- 9th February 23

Thursday

9:00–16:00

Delivery Location:

Cardonald Campus of Clyde College, 690 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow, G52 3AY

Course Contact:

Anne-Marie Allan

annemarie.allan@glasgowlife.org.uk

07775 005447
 

PROVIDER: GLASGOW LIFE

Course Title: GLASGOW CODE LEARNING(GCL) DEVELOPER: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (SCQF LEVEL 6)

Brief Description

The introductory GCL Developer courses are accelerated digital skills courses designed as a pathway to employment and focused on the skills needed by employers. 

This course in Software Development at SCQF level 6 course focuses on computer programming and has been developed to introduce you to coding. It is for beginners with no or limited prior experience, people looking to update their skills, or people considering a career change or future in the digital sector. You will learn how to design, develop and test software and apps, before building a website to test and evaluate their performance. 

Glasgow Life works in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College to deliver the courses, and you’ll be invited to take part in a mixture of tutor-led lectures, practical sessions, projects and discussion sessions. 

In addition, partners at Skills Development Scotland provide live job and apprenticeship vacancies, 1-to-1 support, and careers information and awareness.

As a GCL learner you are offered a community of supportive tutors, access to laptops, software and connectivity, and guidance on starting a career in the Digital Technologies sector. On enrolment with Clyde College, you’ll also receive a student card and have access to the facilities at all three of Clyde College’s campuses. 

On completion of the course you will be awarded an SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in Software Development at SCQF level 6.

Course days/hours:  

9 weeks

  • 2nd December 2022-10th February 23

Friday

9:00–16:00

Delivery Location:

Cardonald Campus of Clyde College, 690 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow, G52 3AY

Course Contact:

Anne-Marie Allan

annemarie.allan@glasgowlife.org.uk

07775 005447

 

PROVIDER: GLASGOW LIFE

Course Title:  GLASGOW CODE LEARNING(GCL) DEVELOPER: WEB DESIGN (SCQF LEVEL 5)

Brief Description

The introductory GCL Developer courses are accelerated digital skills courses designed as a pathway to employment and focused on the skills needed by employers. 

This course in Software Development at SCQF level 6 course focuses on computer programming and has been developed to introduce you to coding. It is for beginners with no or limited prior experience, people looking to update their skills, or people considering a career change or future in the digital sector. You will learn how to design, develop and test software and apps, before building a website to test and evaluate their performance. 

Glasgow Life works in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College to deliver the courses, and you’ll be invited to take part in a mixture of tutor-led lectures, practical sessions, projects and discussion sessions. 

In addition, partners at Skills Development Scotland provide live job and apprenticeship vacancies, 1-to-1 support, and careers information and awareness.

As a GCL learner you are offered a community of supportive tutors, access to laptops, software and connectivity, and guidance on starting a career in the Digital Technologies sector. On enrolment with Clyde College, you’ll also receive a student card and have access to the facilities at all three of Clyde College’s campuses. 

On completion of the course you will be awarded an SQA National Progression Award (NPA) in Software Development at SCQF level 6.

Course days/hours:

9 weeks

  • 30th November 2022-8th February 23

Wednesday

9:00–16:30

Delivery Location:

Cardonald Campus of Clyde College, 690 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow, G52 3AY

Course Contact:

Anne-Marie Allan

annemarie.allan@glasgowlife.org.uk

07775 005447

 

Create – Untapped Talent

Learners in this group would be expected to have more advanced digital technology using skills which they may have gained from work, volunteering, or personal experiences.  They may not be thinking about a career digital technology is for them, but they are likely to have a greater awareness of the different types of technology jobs which exist.

The aim of this segment is to deliver job/discipline specific training which helps these learners begin on a career path into a specific area of digital technology.

We would expect some learners from this group to progress into employment and for example apprenticeships which combine employment with continued learning may be very relevant, but recognise that some learners may choose to progress onto other  further learning to gain the skills and experiences they need. 

Digital skills can help you land a well-paid career with long-term security. But accessing the training you need to get started is often costly. That’s why the Digital Skills Pipeline has been created, to help people develop new digital technology skills gain the skills support your move into digital technology occupations

Digital Skills Pipeline will support delivery of practical solutions a resident in Scotland with the right to work in the UK and are not recent graduates, by providing them with the opportunity to develop new digital technology skills and support them to move into digital technology occupations

 

PROVIDER: CODE DIVISION LTD

Course Title: DIGITAL MARKETING ESSENTIALS

Brief Description

This course is designed to give a solid foundation into the ever-evolving world of digital marketing. In the first weeks, learners are taught how to think like a marketer and understand the fundamental components of digital marketing before delving deeper into Strategy, Content Creation, Data and more.

The course will include: Brand & Audience, Effective Copy Writing, Social Media, Customer Journey & UX, Content Creation, Data Driven Marketing and of course Planning and Strategy.

The course is delivered by industry experts, is learner-centred, with 1-2-1 mentoring to address individual barriers. There will be a blend of marketing theory, practical workshops, and plenty of room for learners to explore interests with our guest speakers’ sessions.  

Course days/hours:

6 Weeks

  • Nov 14

Tues & Thurs 

9:30–16:30

Tues & Wed

16:30–18:30

 

Delivery Location:

Online

Course Contact:

Robert Henderson

roberthenderson@codedivision.co.uk

0141 221 7770
 

PROVIDER: ABP SCHOOL OF AUTOMATION

Course Title: ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION

Brief Description 

The School of Automation is on a mission to find talented people who want to build a rewarding career in process automation. They offer hands on practical training that will enhance your existing skills to enable you to use automation software. 

As part of this programme individuals will:

  • Receive training from our technical industry experts to complete 2 SQA units; IT Software Fundamentals & Specialist Software
  • Complete 14 industry diplomas 
  • Cover learning modules such as, Selectors, Variables, Debugging, Orchestrator and more
  • Participate in sessions that are a blend of online calls and demos with our trainer, individual and team exercises

On successful completion of the course, there will be an opportunity to go forward 
for an interview with one of our partners for an RPA Developer role.

Course days/hours:

12 weeks

  • November 21, 2022

Mon-Fri

Delivery Location:

Online

Course Contact: 

Matthew Orourke

matthew.orourke@schoolofautomation.tech

07407 478781

 

PROVIDER: CODECLAN

Course Title: JAVASCRIPT FOR BEGINNERS

Brief Description 

Designed for beginners, this one-day course will introduce students to the fundamentals of programming with JavaScript, as well as some of the tools that software developers use. We’ll use the JavaScript language to dive into variables, conditionals, objects and more. Not sure what those are yet? That’s the point.

This course will help you to start thinking about problem-solving and software like a developer does.

Why JavaScript? 

Used by 68% of professional developers, JavaScript is the world’s most commonly used programming language in 2022. * It’s the language of the web, used in most of the websites you use at home and on the go. It’s also flexible enough to be used in both the back-end and front-end. A great language for beginners. 

*reference: https://survey.stackoverflow.co/2022/#most-popular-technologies-languag…

Course days/hours:

1 day

  • 5 Nov 2022 (Edinburgh)
  • 3 Dec 2022 (Glasgow)

9:30-16:30

Delivery Location:

  • CodeClan Edinburgh, 37 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL
  • CodeClan Glasgow, 77 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BZ

Course Contact:

Marni Bayles 

marni.bayles@codeclan.com

0131 290 2600 
 

PROVIDER: CODECLAN

Course Title: PYTHON FOR BEGINNERS

Brief Description 

Dive into one of the world’s most popular programming languages. Get an introduction to programming and learn to code with Python, a popular and versatile programming language that’s great for beginners. 

We’ll take you through the fundamentals of programming and by the end of this course you’ll have the knowledge to start automating simple tasks.

Course days/hours:

3 days

  • 21-24 Nov 2022

18:00-21:00

Delivery Location:

Online

Course Contact:

Marni Bayles

marni.bayles@codeclan.com

0131 290 2600
 

Activate – Hidden Talent

Learners in this group will have significant digital technology skills, as well as transferable skills and experiences which mean they can be fast-tracked into entry level professional technology jobs.   These learners are likely to be highly numerate and may have gained previous experience working in areas such as the sciences or business, and may already hold college or degree level qualifications. Other learners in this group may be self-taught and may have gained digital technology experiences through their passion for tech.  

Learners in this group should already have awareness of the types of technology jobs which exist but may lack understanding of how their existing skills and knowledge could be relevant.  
 

PROVIDER: CODE DIVISION LTD

Course Title: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ADVANCED ACP

Brief Description 

This Advanced course has been designed to give learners the opportunity to work towards their Adobe Certified Professional qualification using Photoshop. The course covers the basic skills and techniques coupled with design theory to assist learners getting started on their creative journey using specialist design software. After completion learners will have gained the knowledge and skills to undertake the Adobe Certified Professional exam with the aim of moving towards Adobe Certified Expert exam.

This course will cover use of all the primary design tools, preparing images for publishing and will include mock practice ACP exams. This course is aimed at learners with basic experience using Adobe Photoshop but with good digital skills. Our goal is to give learners the skills and knowledge to take their image manipulation experience to the next stage. Targeting those learners who want to advance in digital tech roles; Designers, Photographers, Web Designers, Digital Artists and more.

There is also an option for learners who have additional support needs to arrange alternative means of assessing suitability for this course.

Course days/hours:

14 days

  • Nov 14th

1 Day & 2 Evenings per week

Day Hours 9:30–16:30

Evening Hours 18:00–21:00

Delivery Location:

Online

Course Contact:

Grace McNair

gracemcnair@codedivision.co.uk

0141 221 7770

 

PROVIDER:  QA LTD.

Course Title:  DIGITAL PILOT LICENSE

Brief Description

The Digital Pilot License takes you on a holistic journey showing the relationships and linkages of data, digital and
climate. Career opportunities, internally and externally, in Data and Digital are growing at an exceptional rate
and increasingly employers are seeking candidates who can evidence knowledge.

This short, intensive qualification will complement and add to your existing transferable digital skills. It is a complete overview of all the skills you need to succeed going forward, including the Digital Marketplace, Driving Value from Data, Climate Solutions, Wellbeing, and Business Blockchain. You will already have transferable digital technology skills and this will enable you to progress in employment in to a professional digital or management role. It's more critical than ever to upskill in a digital and data while gaining confidence to engage with the environment and new working practices we will live with in the future.

On completion, you will receive an SQA Certificate for SCQF Level 7 with up to 26 credits, with additional Certificates from the University of Stirling and Edinburgh, Edinburgh Business School, RSGS, IOD.

Course days/hours:

14 weeks

Starts now. Complete at your own pace.

Programme completion is by the 1st of April 2023

Delivery Location:

Online

Course Contact:

Deborah Carline

deborah.carline@qa.com

07887 051793

 

PROVIDER: CODECLAN

Course Title: DATA ANALYSIS ESSENTIALS

Brief Description 

This course is for beginners who want a rapid introduction to the R programming language.

Over 4 weeks, this daytime course will give you a solid introduction to data analysis and the R programming language in a practical, hands-on teaching style.
Learn how to manage and manipulate data. 

In this course we’ll cover key tools and technologies including R and the Tidyverse, SQL, data cleaning and wrangling, ethics, version control and reproducibility, finishing with a presentation on data ethics and a project.

Course days/hours:

4 weeks

  • 20th February 2023-17th March 2023

Mon-Thurs

9:00-17:00

Friday

10:00-15:00

Delivery Location:

Online

Course Contact:

Marni Bayles

marni.bayles@codeclan.com

0131 290 2600
 

PROVIDER: CODECLAN

Course Title: WEB DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS

Brief Description

Learn the essentials of web development and build and deploy a full-stack web application in ten weeks.

Programming fundamentals
By the end of the course, students will understand the principles of programming, and be able to see how different elements are brought together to build an application. Putting their learning into practice, students will build a dynamic and feature-rich web application.

HTML & CSS
Students will learn how to create accessible and responsive web apps using HTML5 and CSS3, and use these tools to style their own web app.

Version control
Using Git and GitHub, students will learn how to safely store and update a codebase, and be able to see and track the history of changes made to a project.

Deployment
Finally, students will push their code live and make their web applications available to the world using the Heroku platform.

This course is an ideal launchpad for those interested in pursuing further training toward a career in software and web development.
 

Course days/hours:

10 weeks

  • 23 Jan-3 Mar 2023

Mon-Thu

18:00-21:00

Delivery Location:

Online

Course Contact:

Marni Bayles

marni.bayles@codeclan.com

0131 290 2600
 

 

THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO THRIVE IN DIGITAL

If you are  resident in Scotland, resident in Scotland with the right to work in the UK and are not recent graduates the Digital Skills Pipeline could offer you  fully funded training. Scottish Government has committed up to £270,000 to be invested in digital technology reskilling training for digital technology occupations in order to boost the employment opportunities for these target audiences and reduce skills gaps and shortages, and managed by Skills Development Scotland.

A FOOT IN THE DOOR OF A MAJOR GROWTH INDUSTRY

There are thousands of new jobs available in the digital sphere each year. These include jobs requiring specific tech-focused skills – like software development and cyber security – as well as jobs in areas like marketing, HR, data, and finance. Take a look at our Industries and Jobs area to get a sense of just how much is out there.

BOOST YOUR EARNING POWER

High demand for digital skills often means a high salary for those who fit the bill. In the digital industry, salaries average around £37,500 – well above the national average salary of £28,000.

A TRAINING TYPE FOR EVERYONE

You can access training even if you don't have any digital experience. There are a variety of training lengths and locations available through the funding, all of which will lead to an accredited qualification, and will be delivered by accredited, approved training providers listed on the Digital Skills Pipeline page.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

Eligibility Criteria - In order to be considered to be an Eligible Person, a person must be resident in Scotland with the right to work in the UK who are not recent graduates and meet the target audience for the 3 learner groups.