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Why choose a career in this sector?

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Sector opportunity 

There’s never been a better time to get into digital. Today, most jobs require digital skills for continued career progression. Alongside that, opportunities inside the digital sector are exploding as the sector advances at a never-before-seen pace.  

New technologies like quantum computing and DNA storage solutions – as well as the continued improvement of internet access, speed and capacity – are creating fresh opportunities in the sector.  

As many as ten per cent of all UK vacancies are in digital and technology, according to a 2020 report by Tech Nation supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Digital Economy Council. With so many roles available, this is the perfect time to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours you’ll need to succeed in this growing industry.  

These are just a few of the roles you could progress to in the sector: 

  • Software and web developer 
  • Desktop support engineer  
  • Network planner 
  • Database administrator 
  • Network engineer 
  • Software tester. 
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Where learning can take you

Our qualifications cover entry to advanced level. They support everyone from beginners to more experienced professionals, meeting the sector’s diverse needs.

Many of our courses support continuing professional development (CPD), with qualifications having a technical skill level that will support you progress into employment or higher education. If you’re aged 16-18, have you considered the Digital T Level route for post-GCSE?

Innovative learning content 

Whatever your starting point, we’ll take you on the next chapter of your learning journey. Our Essential Digital Skills qualification establishes a strong foundation of digital knowledge to support you in both life and work. We also offer Higher Technical Qualifications if you’re looking to further progress on a specialist career path.  

Our learning content is developed by our technical experts on the recommendations of industry leaders. When you undertake an NCFE qualification, you’ll know it was developed based on the advice of employers, with lifetimes of professional success in mind.  

We create our assessments so you can showcase your various skills. We’ll provide written exams that test your knowledge, employer-set projects that test how you can apply that knowledge practically, and portfolio assessments so you can demonstrate your versatility. 

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