A career in the fastest growing industry in the North East is waiting for you. Employers are looking for young, talented and driven individuals to join their businesses, and we can get you there. Digital and tech jobs and apprenticeships are available in our region covering everything from social media marketing, to website development, IT and Cyber Security.
Our courses are free, easy to access and happening constantly in your area. We’re by your side to support you before, during and after, to improve your job prospects, enhance your CV and kick start your career. Below are just some of the courses we offer.
Tech Programme If you are interested in a career working in social media, games design, IT and cyber security, or computer programming - this is for you. We are experiencing huge growth in the tech and digital sector as a region, with fantastic jobs, apprenticeships and careers available.
Courses available: Website Design, Cyber Security, Games Design, Digital Marketing Digital Skills for Employment Programme
Looking for a role in admin, retail, hospitality, customer service or self employment? This programme gives you digital, tech and marketing skills to boost your cv and allow you to offer more in terms of your skill set to future employers. This programme provides essential skills if you are considering self employment. Social media, design, digital marketing, content creation and website creation and editing are just some of the skills you can come away with.
Courses available: Digital Marketing, Website Creation. We have additional add on sessions for various sector roles also.
Digital Marketing and Social Media Course This course is four days long and will give you a broad understanding of how digital marketing works for business. We train on advanced business use of all social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. We also train on the advertising tools on these platforms and segmenting and targeting audiences. You will come away with a portfolio of the work you have produced, including logos designed, social media accounts set up, and a seriously well designed cv. In addition you will receive a certificate covering all that you have learnt.
Website Creation Course You will build your own Wordpress website from scratch, learning each component of web building including design, adding a store, protecting the website from cyber attacks and adding and removing plugins. This course is perfect if you are wanting to add a good range of skills to your CV, interested in a career in web or IT, or who want to set up your own business.
Games Design Course You will design and build your own game using industry standard software. You will be introduced to different roles within the sector and the possible progression routes available. This course is perfect if you are interested in a career in the games industry or digital creative industries.
Cyber Security Course You will get an introduction to this highly growing sector, looking at the skills businesses need to combat cyber security. You will hear about progression routes from industry experts and local universities. This course is perfect if you are looking at the cyber security industry and other technical sectors.
FAQ’s for Learners
Do I need knowledge of the subjects? Not at all. Each course will start from the beginning and only an interest in the subject is needed. We will work with you from the start to understand your current levels and aims for each course.
What if I have already been to college or uni? That’s perfectly fine, in our other programmes similar to this we attracted a vast number of graduates and college leavers. Previous graduates had came from degrees such as English, Psychology sports, social care and more. College leavers had came from studying everything from hairdressing to plastering.
How often are they ran? Courses will be run across each sub-region, some of the more specialist courses will be run in central Durham with easy access from all Durham locations. Courses start in January.
21st Jan 24th Jan Mon-Thurs, 1000-1600, Location - North Durham - Durham City, Alington House Digital Marketing Course
11th February & 15th February, Mon-Fri, 1000-1600, Location - North Durham - Durham City Games Design Course
4th February & 7th February, Mon-Thurs, 1000-1600, Location - East Durham - Seaham/ Peterlee (TBC) Digital Marketing Course
February TBC, Mon-Thurs, 1000-1600, Location TBC, Website Design & Development Course
March TBC, Mon-Fri, 1000-1600 ND - Durham City Cyber Security Course
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or Whatsapp the below number or speak to your Durham Works advisor. Scott Carney 07951708714 Scott@rawdigital.training