Plymouth is a regional hub for Digital skills
With the sea and the moors within easy reach, the quality of life for employees is excellent. We’re seeing more talented graduates looking to stay in the area as the city’s digital tech sector thrives.
Louise Pasterfield – Managing Director, Sponge UK
Plymouth University provides a range of degree level programmes within the digital sphere. All programmes are currently for full time study with the exception of a degree level apprenticeship which is for employed digital trainees. Also based at Plymouth University is i-DAT which is a Research and Design Collective. They co-create and share technological prototypes and practices, that push and challenge the boundaries of digital arts and creative media practice. Their main focus is on making ‘data’ tangible, playable and readily available as a material, to generate new meaning and inform participation, audience engagement and innovation in the arts.
Plymouth Marjon University offers full time degree programme in Cyber Security and a range of digital media options.
City College Plymouth has recently developed the Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM, providing new state-of-the-art facilities for the high tech and digital industries. Wide range of digital programmes on offer from level 1 to degree programmes for full and part time students. The College also offers an extensive range of apprenticeship programmes and professional development programmes for employers and individuals.
Plymouth College of Art offers a wide range of programmes with the creative digital sectors, including digital programmes Media Production, Photography, Fabrication.
Achievement Training offers a wide range of IT user based programmes at further education level. Alongside their fulltime offer, they have suite of IT apprenticeships available.
BluescreenIT is a private training provider offering an extensive range of professional qualifications from well known industry brands such as Microsoft, CISCO, CompTIA and accredited GCHQ training. BluescreenIT also provide apprenticeships along with a range of security services from their security operations centre.
MESH stands for Make – Explore – Socialise – Hack, and is a Communiversity that uses the power of local experts to provide others with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.