Here you can find information about courses and training options to be able to enter the digital tech sector after leaving school at 18.
There is a wide range of degree and postgraduate courses available at both of Sheffield’s highly regarded universities. Or you could do an apprenticeship – either at Level 4 (equivalent to the first part of a degree) or a full degree apprenticeship. There are also new organisations springing up offering fast-track ways of retraining to learn code and become a programmer. Find out more below…
Degrees at Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University offers a wide range of courses covering Computing, Computer Science, Games Development, IT, Networks, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, as well as courses in Digital Media and Animation for example.
Degrees at University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield specialises in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science, and Software Engineering. Postgraduate taught courses also include Cybersecurity and Data Analytics.
This is a retraining option for those without computing experience to learn how to code. Developer Academy is based in Sheffield and offers affordable part-time options.
Digital and Technology Degree Apprenticeships
Sheffield Hallam University is offering BSc (Honours) and MSc degree apprenticeships in Digital and Technology Solutions. You can specialise as a Software Engineer, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, IT Consultant or Network Engineer. As at March 2019, SHU has 90 apprentices on programme.
Software Developer Apprenticeship
Sheffield Digital and The Sheffield College have collaborated to develop a new model of Software Developer Apprenticeship at Level 4 – that’s post A-level and first level degree. The College is also offering apprenticeships in cyber security and network engineering at Level 4. Some Sheffield-based digital sector employers are taking students straight from school as a cost-effective way to develop new talent.