IT & Digital Communication

Qualification: Extended Diploma
Level 3

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About the course

With rapid changes in technology and consumer behaviour, many companies have social media and digital communication teams working to increase the company's online presence on sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn as well as their own digital marketing tools including websites and videos.

This hands-on course is designed to give you the creative and technical skills to follow a career in the areas of social media and digital communications. It will include understanding and producing creative content to inspire your audience using developing technologies such as mobile apps. The course will develop your skills of communicating online and designing and creating marketing tools to communicate with your audience.

What you will learn
  • Communicating face to face and online
  • Understanding and using business information
  • Using technology for online business
  • Designing and creating websites
  • Designing and creating interactive animations
  • Using social media as a communication tool
  • Using mobile technologies
  • Cloud computing
  • Modelling data and database systems
  • Creating and manipulating graphics
  • Computer animation for media, gaming, web and mobile phone applications
  • Animation suite (Maya)
  • Digital video and media production
  • IT workshops
  • Design studios
Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs A*-C/9-4 (including English and maths) or
  • Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area, including Level 2 English and maths Functional Skills

Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
04/09/17 1 year Main
What next?
  • HND or degree level study
  • Social media, Digital marketing and Web design related employment
  • Advanced apprenticeship in IT or digital communications