What’s on Offer?

Digital Momentum
Digital Skills Innovation Fund

Digital Momentum is a Heart of the South West Digital Skills Partnership project which sets out to encourage under-represented groups in the digital sector to embark on or progress within digital careers.

Between July 2019 – July 2020 we will be providing a range of free digital training opportunities and support for 150 people across Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth. They are specifically looking to engage with women and/ or people living in high unemployment regions across Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth. Whether you’re a ‘digital newbie’ or a seasoned technologist, this programme may be able to support you to unlock your next stage of digital learning and career development.

Essential Digital Upskilling

We are working in partnership with Learn Devon and Somerset Skills and Learning to make it easier for people to access Essential Digital Skills training. This includes covering the costs of childcare and travel for participants, and organising learning to take place in more accessible locations.

Intermediate Digital Upskilling
Love Digital 2.0

Location: Minehead/ Torquay/ Plymouth/ Yeovil/ Barnstaple
Course Duration: 5 days
Who is it aimed at: Self-Employed Females

Love Digital 2.0 is a digital skills learning programme for women who are looking to advance their digital skills. The course will cover: productivity tools, video, websites, digital reputation, and online safety and security

CompTIA A+ 1001 – 1002

Location: Plymouth/ On-line Platform
Course Duration: 10 days
Who is it aimed at: People interested in establishing a career in IT
CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT. The course will cover: PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware, network connectivity issues, installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures

Digital Mobilisation Bursaries

We are working in partnership with 7 local FE Colleges to make it easier for people to access and get the most out of Level 2 and Level 3 Digital Skills courses. This includes covering the costs of equipment, course fees, childcare, travel and attendance at events/ conferences.

Advanced Digital Upskilling

Pro Digital 1.0

Location: TBC
Course Duration: TBC
Who is it aimed at: People with a pre-existing medium to advanced digital skill competency
We are offering 30 participants the unique opportunity to join our ‘Pro Digital 1.0’ programme; an advanced digital skills learning programme focusing on one or more of the following topics: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Cloud Architecture, etc.
Specific programme modules are to be confirmed in September.

CompTIA Security+

Location: Plymouth/ On-line Platform
Course Duration: 5 days
Who is it aimed at: People who are interested in advancing their career in IT security CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

CompTIA Network+

Location: Plymouth/ On-line Platform
Course Duration: 5 days
Who is it aimed at: People who are interested in advancing their career in IT infrastructure
CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.

Participant Eligibility

To be eligible to join Digital Momentum participants must be:

Female living in Somerset, Devon, Torbay or Plymouth in work who would benefit from digital upskilling
Wishing to retrain into a digital career
Not currently in work but looking to re-engage with the digital skills labour market

OR

A resident (male or female) in a ward which falls into the bottom 20% most deprived wards within the HotSW LEP area (visit the programme website for a list of eligible wards)

Contact Information

Website: bit.ly/Digital_Momentum

Phone: 07784 043325

Email: claire.prendergast@heartofswlep.co.uk

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