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The Digital and IT Employability Skills Pathway Level 2 focusses on developing in-demand skills that are essential for progressing within the sector.

Course Information

You will work in a team to develop problem solving, critical thinking and leadership skills through a range of industry-specific activities including website building, coding and programming robots. You will study emerging technology, such as virtual reality and drone technology, and practice building and taking apart computers.

The course will run over 17 weeks and will be around 11 hours per week in the daytime. Please enquire for specific details by emailing Rob.Whitehead@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.

You will study English and/or Maths GCSE to help you reach a grade 4

Assessment types:

  • Assignments.
  • Presentations.
  • Professional discussions.
  • Practical demonstrations.



Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who have an interest in developing the skills required for the fast paced digital and IT sector.

Units / Modules

  • IT Software Fundamentals and Emerging Technologies
  • Website Software and Building Websites
  • Group and Team Work Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving Through Coding and Robotics
  • Critical Thinking and Computer Components
  • Leadership Skills
  • Developing Personal Study Skills

Benefits / Skills

  • This qualification will help you grow in confidence and increase your knowledge of the digital and IT landscape.
  • Skills you will gain during the course are widely used in the workplace and you will gain competency around sector-specific skills and practices.
  • This course will be delivered using a blended approach, which is a combination of classroom and online learning.

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and maths.


Career Progression

Progression may include Access to HE Computing Level 3 to develop sector-specific skills in digital, IT and computer science.

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Course Details


17 weeks

Study Type

Part time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

School of Digital & IT
Leeds City College
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