April RAW Digital Training courses

The RAW Digital Talent Programme includes free courses across County Durham, giving young people the chance to increase their skill-set, enhance their CV and gain an insight into the fastest growing industry in the region! They’ll tell you about the industry and the job opportunities available, and support you into an apprenticeship or entry level role.

Their industry experts offer free 3, 4 and 5-day courses in all things digital, including Digital Marketing & Social Media, Website Creation, Games Design & Development, Cyber Security and much more. Digital Marketing & Website Creation courses are perfect for candidates looking for roles in business, admin, hospitality, as well as digital marketing, tech, software or self employment.

Digital Marketing & Social Media Course (4 days)

Learn all about how businesses use social media, the tools and techniques needed, and cool online design skills. The knowledge learnt can be added to your cv and is a great addition for a huge amount of job roles.

What will you learn?

  • Facebook for Business
  • Twitter for Business
  • How businesses use digital marketing
  • Logo creation & online design
  • Planning content
  • Understanding blogs
  • How to gain employment in digital

Upcoming courses:

  • Monday 9 - Thursday 12 April: Durham City, venue to be confirmed
  • Monday 16 - Thursday 19 April: Peterlee, venue to be confirmed
  • Monday 23 - Thursday 26 April: venue to be confirmed

Website Creation Course (4 days)

Build your very own website from scratch, you will learn all the component parts and essentials of website creation. We will use Wordpress which is the biggest engine for websites worldwide. You’ll create design for your site, copy, add ons, eCommerce features and much more. You will be able to add these new skills to your cv for your next employer!

What will you learn?

  • Build a website from scratch
  • Learn the importance of a website's front and back
  • Understand how cyber security of websites can impact a business
  • Learn high level paid for online advertising techniques including how you can help companies reach thousands of people for only a few pounds.
  • Learn from industry experts, who will provide tips and advice to help you
  • Understand how to create a content plan

Upcoming courses:

  • Monday 9 - Thursday 12 April: Newton Aycliffe, venue to be confirmed
  • Monday 16 - Thursday 19 April: Durham City, venue to be confirmed
  • Monday 23 - Thursday 26 April: Peterlee, venue to be confirmed
  • Monday 30 April - Thursday 3 May: Venue to be confirmed

Game Design & Development Course (5 days)

An exciting course delivered by games industry experts. You’ll create your own game from scratch and learn all the key component parts of games design and development. You’ll also get great insights into the games industry in the region and learn the routes to get there. We also have universities visiting who will let you know about the gaming courses they offer.

What will you learn?

  • Create your very own computer game, complete with characters, sounds and artwork
  • Discover new talents and learn new skills
  • Meet like-minded people and work in a team as part of our group challenge
  • Gain experience working with experts in the Games Design industry
  • Enhance your CV with highly technical and practical experience
  • Create contacts with Universities and industry experts
  • Open your door to a career in gaming

Upcoming courses:

Monday 16 - Friday 20 April: First Point Training, Cross Gate Centre, Durham, DH1 4HF

Search Engine Optimisation course (3 days)

Increase your employability by signing up to our Search Engine Optimisation course! Here you will learn how businesses use Google to increase awareness of their company and how search engine optimisation (SEO) has become a huge part of corporate life. This course perfectly accompanies our website creation course and will massively enhance your CV when applying for jobs. For businesses, SEO is vital to increasing online sales and for gaining more customers as they are more easily found on the web. Employers are desperately seeking candidates with knowledge and experience of SEO as they are seen as a crucial asset to any organisation and this course will help you get your foot in the door!

This free course is perfect for young people interested in digital marketing, social media, technology, or IT. For anyone interested in self employment, this course is ideal and equips you with everything you need to get going, take your new business online and make sure your new company is easily found on Google.

Upcoming courses

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 March: First Point Training, Cross Gate Centre, Durham, DH1 4HF

NEW: Cyber Security (4 days)

This course will frame your online safety in the context of the wider world, introducing concepts like malware, viruses, trojans, network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management. The course is supported by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme and is GCHQ Certified Training and IISP accredited.

What will you learn?

  • Threat landscape: terminology, cyber security threats, keeping up to date
  • Authentication: access control, passwords, two-factor authentication
  • Malware: types of malware, attack vectors, preventing infection
  • Networking and communications: fundamentals, security challenges, standards
  • Cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, applications
  • Network security: firewalls, virtual private networks, intrusion detection/prevention
  • When your defences fail: cyber security laws, recovering from attacks
  • Managing security risks: risk analysis and management

Upcoming courses

Monday 23 April - Thursday 26 April

How Do I Find Out More?

If you’re interested in joining a RAW Digital Marketing Skills Course, let us know on the form below and we’ll be in touch soon!

Posted in General News on Apr 03, 2018


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