Digital Skills, Media
& Computing

Want great earning potential and long-term security?

You’ve grown up in an online world with social media, gaming, apps and video all part of your daily routine. If you’re creative minded and have the knack when it comes to technology, you’ve got the potential to turn your hobbies into a long-term career, one that pays well too!

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Adobe Photoshop Express Masterclass
Duration: 1 Day Attendance: 1 Day
Essential Digital Skills Level 1/Entry Level
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 12 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
RESTART – Creative
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 12 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
Computing and IT Level 1
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
2D Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) Level 2
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Part Time
T LEVEL Transition Programme Digital Level 2
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
3D Computer Aided Design Level 3
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Part Time
Digital Marketing Level 3
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 12-18 Months Attendance: Part Time
Digital Media Communication Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 or 2 Years Attendance: Full Time
Gateway in Software Development Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+ Duration: 6 Months Attendance: Full Time
Gateway in Systems Infrastructure Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+ Duration: 6 Months Attendance: Full Time
Esports Level 3
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time
Why study Digital Skills, Media & Computing

Our £1.7m DigiHub offers the best facilities of any college in the region. We have heavily invested in an ultra-modern Mac suite and the very latest technical equipment, such as games design software, film and photography apparatus, motion capture and VR headsets, to allow you to keep up with the latest skills and technology.

You’ll benefit from our partnerships with local employers, giving you industry recognised skills and experience to thrive in this exciting sector.

Gain knowledge from industry-experienced staff who can show you how to excel with different software and technology.

Our track record is strong with 100% of our Level 3 Computing students progressing to Higher Education last year.

Which level is best for you?

Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.

There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, ApprenticeshipsT Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry. You can speak to a member of our Advice and Guidance Team who will give you their best advice!

What will I study?

Whether you choose to study Computing, Digital Marketing, Film & Photography or one of our many other Digital Skills, Media & Computing courses, you will study a range of units within your chosen course. There’s something for everyone!

Example Modules
Some example modules include

Course Pages
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.

Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email [email protected] for more info.

With 1.2 million people working in IT in the UK, it's a booming industry offering one of the best chances to be your own boss.

  • Software Developer

    Up to £64k
  • Games Developer

    Up to £75k
  • Cyber Security Director

    Up to £160k
  • Web Developer

    Up to £38k
Digital T Levels

T Levels are the next level qualifications, that gives students both classroom learning and on the job experience. Think of this as a mixture of an Apprenticeship and a BTEC.

Students spend 80% of their time in a classroom and 20% on a work placement. A T Level qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This combined learning offer will place you in the best position for progression onto Higher Education and your future career.

We will be offering T Levels in Digital Production, Design & Development and Digital Support & Services.

Do you…

Want to pursue a brilliant career with great earnings, long-term security and plenty of choice?

Are you…

A natural when it comes to all things IT?

Are you…

Ready to master the basics of computer system support, right through to game design and programming, social media and data analysis. There’s a specialism and skill level to suit everyone

Do you…

Enjoy stimulating learning experiences that allow your creative side to shine

Need help with your application?

Request a call back and we'll talk you through it.

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Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café

Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.

Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.

Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.

Loyalty card
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!

G Floor

If our Digital Skills and Media students are not in DigiHub they may find themselves on our top floor. 

This is also home to our Business suite and many Apprentices will spend their college hours here with 1 to 1s or group sessions.

Home to:
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F Floor

Our University Centre is located on F Floor and is home to all Higher Education students and staff. 

Home to:

  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E Floor

This is home to our Health and Social Care Students.

Here you will find a dentistry room with working chair and tools, a pharmacy, a hospital room and nursery style classroom for Childcare students.

Home to:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D Floor

D Floor is home to our student run D Cafe.

Run by Employability and Life Skills students, the cafe provides them with skills for the future as well as providing you with a nice coffee and cake. 

Home to:

  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C Floor

Our business support, executive suite and meeting rooms are all found on C floor. This floor is restricted for student entry unless permission is granted. 

Home to:

  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B Floor

Here you will find The Full Works Salon, a hair and beauty salon run by staff and students; with affordable treatments for you and your friends.

One of our two Learning Centres is also on B Floor and has plenty of PCs for drop-in use as well as bookable rooms for collaboration and quiet study.

Home to:

  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A Floor

A Floor is home to our state-of-the-art DigiHub and Trade Academy. Our Digital Skills, Computing and Media students will spend a lot of their time here in the music studio, photography studio or iMac Suite.

Students of our construction courses will find our Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery workshops. You will also find Cuisine 1893, our very own restaurant standard kitchen, where our hospitality and catering students will train. 

Home to:

  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy
Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre is home to our Sport students. With a fitness suite, rock climbing wall, sports hall and outdoor pitches there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck into a new sport or fitness regime.

The Inspire Centre also hosts our second Learning Centre and our Animal Care students will also find their animals in the various classrooms dedicated to them, or in the outdoor hutches. Facilities for our Public Services, Outdoor Education, Electrical, Plumbing and Engineering courses are also found in the Inspire Centre. Plus you can grab a coffee from Starbucks on your way out!

Home to:

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches
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