Digital Industries & Career Development

Are you considering a career move in the field of digital innovation and technology? Or perhaps you’re looking to expand your consultancy skills to help your customers exploit digital for business innovation and growth? This course provides you with the necessary knowledge and critical analysis skills to help advance your career and/or help your clients make informed decisions regarding digital business strategy.

Digital Skills Academy
Course Starts:
August 6, 2018
Course Ends:
September 14, 2018
Registration Closes:
July 30, 2018
6 weeks plus final assessment
Effort Per Week:
8 hours
Delivery Mode:
Digital Business
Single Payment:
Total fees
Two Instalments:
On purchase
After 5 weeks
Total fees

Course Introduction

Taught by an industry expert lecturer, the course addresses Digital Industries and Career Development by focusing on the history of digital technology, current business models and key industry players.

You will identify sector trends and gain tangible experience through an individual research case. You will also engage with the work of numerous industry experts in the digital space, gain skills in leadership development and learn the importance of building an inclusive company culture.

Through Digital Skills Academy’s experiential learning approach, you’ll also have an opportunity to apply and embed your new skills whilst on the course.

How Will This Course Help To Advance Your Career

In today’s ever-changing business world, companies are looking for what has become known as the ‘T’ shaped employee - someone who has a defined skill set but also has a broader knowledge base. Whether you’re planning on applying your new skills to boost your career or help organisations enhance their digital impact, the expertise gained in the Digital Industries and Career Development course will enable you to foster innovation and become an agent for change in our growing digital economy.

On completion of this course, you will have covered:

  • The theory of Disruptive Innovation and its impact
  • How to create customer value within the digital space
  • Key insights from digital industry leaders
  • The different categories of growth within the digital space
  • The evolution and impact of the internet on entrepreneurship & business
  • The power of ‘tribes’ to develop and grow a business in the digital space
  • A broader knowledge base of the digital arena
  • A deeper domain knowledge of a digital sector of your choosing

On completion of this course, you will have created the following assets:

  • A toolkit of resources for continued education within the digital space
  • A deeper knowledge base through the development of a research piece into an industry sector of your choosing

As part of our application process, you will take a simple, online suitability assessment for your chosen course. Based on your answers, this will confirm that you have the skills and experience required for a successful outcome.

8 hours (comprising a weekly average of 4 taught hours plus 4 additional hours on average for self-study, research and group work)

You will be given course-specific assignments that both reinforce the learning and give you work-based experience of applying your new skills. All assignments are subject to a rigorous assessment framework. The assessment piece for this specific course involves researching a digital sector of your choosing to develop deeper domain knowledge that can be leveraged in your career.

Key Benefits Of Online Short Courses

Learn Through Work-Based Experience

You’ll be working on assignments and projects, including the development of your own web service, that present work-based strategic business challenges and demanding customer requirements.

Build A Compelling Portfolio

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or perhaps preparing for your next career move, you’ll complete the course with a cutting-edge portfolio to help you reach your career aspirations.

Reinforce The Learning

Our Live Syncs and Mentoring sessions enable you to tap into the knowledge of our lecturers in real-time and support your development of invaluable group-working skills.

Learn From The Experts

All Digital Skills Academy lecturers blend academic excellence with professional experience. Their knowledge and skills have been applied and stress-tested over many years in the real world.

Enjoy The Learning Experience

Digital Skills Academy short courses are based on a proven, flexible learning methodology. You’ll be able to access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Peer Learning

You’ll be part of an online international community of fellow working professionals. You’ll benefit from the advice, support, insights and experiences shared by your peers from across the globe.

Who Our Participants Work For
Participants represent a significant cross-section of global brands from a wide mix of industries, including the following:

What Our Participants Say About Digital Skills Academy Programmes

“The lecturers come from the industry. They are really passionate, dedicated and provide you with the environment, the experience and the knowledge enabling you to shape your ideas and the projects you are working on. They give you great advice on how to make the projects the best you can. The enthusiasm they have for the industry, for digital projects and for innovation is just remarkable“ - Robert Tracey, Digital Skills Academy Participant

Frequently Asked Questions

Are any extra resources needed to complete this course?

All the resources you require will be provided within this course and extra web-based resources such as official documentation will be highlighted.

Will we have access to the course lecturer to ask questions?

Participants will be able to ask the course lecturer questions at any time through a special forum set up for this course.

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