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Digital Skills,
Media &
Computing

8 out of 10 students achieved
or exceeded their target grade

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 make your hobbies into a long-term career and one that pays well too.

Digital Skills, Media & Computing at Calderdale College

Watch the video to see why you should study at Calderdale College and find out where one of our Digital Skills, Media and Computing courses could take you.

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

Benefit from a range of industry links

Why study Digital Skills, Media & Computing

Our new £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.

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

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

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

What careers could
our courses lead to?

*Figures are based on typical salaries in that job role from payscale.com/research/UK/Job

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 adviceguidance@calderdale.ac.uk 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.

Be the best you...

Taster

Agile Working

Watch our time lapse video showing our Computing students learning the agile way!

FAQS

FAQs

Got a burning question or would just like to get a better feel for life at College? Browse our FAQs page to find out more.

Career Profile

Former Student Jacob Stokes

We caught up with our former computing student Jacob to discuss what he has been up to since studying at Calderdale College. He is now studying for a BA in Game Design at Teesside University.

Boredom Buster

10 Riddles to solve

We've put together 10 riddles. Let us know how many you can guess without peeking at the answers.

Case Study

Level 3 Computing Case Study Interview

Find out what made one of our students want to study this course.

Explore our
campus

Here at Calderdale College we’ve invested in fantastic facilties. Don’t just take our word for it, explore on the interactive map below.

Calderdale College Campus

Click on one of the letters below to see more

Percival Whitley Centre

G
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F
  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E
  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D
  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C
  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B
  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A
  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy

Inspire Centre

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

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