Adult Skills for Work

New digital skills courses available now

Start or progress your career in an IT or digital role

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For individuals aged 19+ and living in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley or Sandwell

Our Level 3 courses have been designed in partnership with employers in the IT sector to ensure they provide you with the right skills to secure jobs in digital professions.

The courses are available through our Adult Skills for Work programme and funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

The course content is provided and delivered by our digital skills partner Readynez

The courses outlined below are 3 month part or full time study programmes. 

*Additional eligibility criteria applies


What's on offer?

Microsoft course in Coding Practices - Level 3 

This qualification is for learners who want to start or continue a career as a Software Developer.

Increase knowledge, skills and understanding of coding and development of software solutions in a Cloud world.

What does the course cover?

Code Yourself! An introduction to Programming

  • Understand the purpose and use of coding standards, coding principles and practices and coding design processes

Learn to Program: The Fundamentals

  • Write and debug interpreted and compiled code distinguishing the different coding solutions

Test your code

  • Fix bugs using appropriate techniques and reflect on how bugs can be prevented
  • Understand the stages of the software development lifecycle, software methodologies and how working as a team contributes to effective software delivery

Put your code into action

  • Understand deployment, configuration management and version control systems

The world of Cloud Computing

What will the qualification lead to?

You could work as a Junior Software Developer following this course 


Microsoft course in Cyber Security Practices - Level 3

This qualification is for learners who want to start or continue their career in Cyber Security

Increase knowledge, skills and understanding of cyber security practices. 

What does the course cover?

The Foundations of Cyber Security

  • Understand Cyber Security Principles
  • Threat Intelligence in cyber security

How to avoid attacks

  • Cyber security testing, vulnerabilities and controls

How to respond to attacks

  • Cyber security incident response

The legal and personal aspect

  • Understand legislation and ethical conduct within cyber security
  • Professional skills and behaviours for cyber security

What will the qualification lead to?

You could work as an IT Security Support Technician or Cyber Security Consultant following this course