Focus on Digital Skills IT Subjects for Students

Learn “Digital Skills” leading to a better career future

With unemployment currently at a high in the UK for the under 25’s and school leavers, getting on the right courses and having the right education is vital for the future. Many in education, employment arena as well as the political sector feel that the way forward is to focus more emphasis on I.T (Information Technology) training and digital skills in the main.

As many feel that the I.T jobs relating to the internet and general IT skills as growth area for students and school leavers alike. With more company’s increasing the way they do business in the UK now via the Internet, there has never been such a good time to gain the much needed skills and training in the I.T and Digital vocational areas.

According to the “CBI” (UK’s top business lobbying organisation) known to many as the voice for UK business, as they feel it will only become more & more important as the UK moves much closer to the high-skilled jobs market, and the CBI feel that opportunities for those without the right qualifications will fall sharply. As I.T and Digital skills in particular now vital for education and employment: we know that you’re 25% more likely to get work when you have web skills, and, once in that job, you’ll earn 10% more.

Even the biggest public sector union Unison, which has conducted a national skills survey from over 1.25 million of its members, found that almost half of middle-aged, low-paid women (in non-office jobs or jobs with minimal IT requirements) highlighted that lack of digital knowhow, skills and training was their most serious skills gap. Other surprising figures shows that nearly 4 million of around the 8.6 million adults in the UK have never used the internet are from our hardest-to-reach groups or more deprived areas on low income base.

The Northampton College booth lane offers a wide range of courses in all subject categories including IT (Information Technology) and Digital Skills, so why not look at BTEC Courses in Northampton for a valued qualification leading to a better career future.