Gain the skills you need for the digital world

This industry thrives on talented people who can solve problems, develop better ways of doing things, and understand and shape technology, which is at the centre of our Digital Technologies courses.

Get experience in key global growth areas

Our courses will develop your skills in fast-growing areas within the industry. We have hosted unique workshops at the College, such as cyber security delivered by The University of Oxford's Computer Science department.

Are you inspired by the idea of creating security protocols, testing and tweaking the code behind websites, or developing new digital tech to solve complex issues?

Develop a greater understanding of the IT systems, hardware and software powering today's businesses in many different industries with one of our Digital Technologies courses.

A practically-taught and career-focused approach will give you insights into the technical skills valued by employers in the workplace, looking at digital portfolios, database and software development, the online world and other interesting modules.

As you progress, you will discover new specialities and work on your own specific interests. There are so many different career paths to follow, there's bound to be something that suits you!

Staff Profile: Tim Bailey

Staff Profile: Tim Bailey

Tim’s career background covers various industries, including mechanical engineering and five years working at Cable and Wireless Worldwide, which was later purchased by Vodafone, as a security cleared voice communications specialist.

Tim now teaches on all levels of the Digital Technologies course as a lecturer.

"The staff in the Digital Technologies department have backgrounds in many different industries, with all sorts of anecdotes of things that have gone really well and things that haven't.

We find that students benefit from the staff’s industry experience and that they can learn from our stories and mistakes. Any knowledge we can pass on helps to prepare them for the workplace and that's what I enjoy most – teaching the next generation of digital professionals."

Staff Profile: Roger Christiansen

Staff Profile: Roger Christiansen

Roger has been working at the College for 3 years, having spent most of his career as a senior marketing professional working in hi-tech companies big and small; from local start-ups like Research Machines to global brands such as IBM and Ricoh.

He has been involved in taking new technologies to market, including one of the first global e-learning solutions to high-speed print and on-demand colour inkjets in the books market.

Based in Witney, Roger now teaches as a Lecturer on the College's Digital Technologies courses.

"Whether they want to work in the modern IT industry or apply their IT skills and knowledge in another industry; we are preparing our students for their careers in every lesson and at every step in their journey.

The thing I love about my job the most is making a real difference and having a positive impact. You get to see students develop over their time in college, starting their course with certain skills but lacking in some areas which we help them to tackle. They finish with a recognised qualification, grow in confidence and ability and that makes it all worthwhile!"

Staff Profile: Toby James

Staff Profile: Toby James

Toby joined Abingdon & Witney College straight from Oxford Brookes University, where he studied Sports, Coaching and Physical Education.

First teaching within the Sports department at the College, whilst also gaining his PGCE, he is now Curriculum Manager for Digital Technologies and Motor Vehicle.

“The best thing about being here is every day is different and there’s always a new challenge to face.

There’s great satisfaction in following our students’ journeys through college and seeing the positive influence you can have. It makes it worth getting out of bed in the morning! I also enjoy seeing the staff in our department develop and progress their careers further.

The support students receive is second-to-none and you can tell it really makes a difference to them. That, and the fact we treat them like adults, keeps students engaged with their courses.”

Did you know?

Nathan

Previous school:
Henry Box School


There are significantly less students here compared to school, so there's more one-to-one time with the tutor and I can get individual support.

It's definitely a good challenge. There are units that focus on the jobs that are in demand like coding, and units that branch off into different subjects like business and sport, so not just computers!

I find that best of all, I'm focusing on one thing at a time, which is different to studying A levels and I'm glad I've gone for something more practical.

Aidan

Previous school:
St Birinus School


Aidan always loved computers, especially big systems with impressive specs. The course at the College had the right material and structure for his learning style, and he found it a positive move to focus on one subject rather than a wider selection of A levels.

"I now work at the Science and Technology Facilities Council, a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, looking after a large storage cluster and some of this requires scripting/coding which I learned at college.

The job has tested my knowledge of networking, web design and several other areas of IT that were covered in modules on my course here."

Daisy

Previous school:
Fitzharrys School


Daisy joined the Level 3 Digital Technologies course (Computing as it was known then) and was so successful that she went on to achieve the 2017 Student of the Year Award for the entire Technology department!

"There was such a wide variety of topics covered within my course, taught in practical ways rather than just through theory; this gave me a really good idea of what I enjoy most about computing.

Two years on and I am studying for a degree in BSc Computer Forensics at the University of South Wales. I am currently on a placement year where I am working in the public sector in Computing.

Next year is my final year of my degree and I still share the same passion I had when finishing college. Going to university has helped me develop both my technical and personal skills which are crucial for progression in the industry but it isn’t for everyone!"

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Computing & Digital Technologies Course Listings

Advanced Photoshop

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9th Jan 2023 - 27th Mar 2023

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Computing & Digital Technologies

Cheney School

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Computer - Social Media for Business - Improvers

Part Time WPWU202P

Social media is the connective tissue of the digital landscape. Over the years, businesses of all sizes and sectors have begun to understand this and use social for their own strategical means, joining in on the connections, conversations, and knowle...

20th Apr 2023 - 6th Jul 2023

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Computer - Social Media for Business - Introduction

Part Time WPKU201P

Social media is the connective tissue of the digital landscape. Over the years, businesses of all sizes and sectors have begun to understand this and use social for their own strategical means, joining in on the connections, conversations, and knowle...

24th Apr 2023 - 12th Jun 2023

Monday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Kidlington Adult Learning

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Computer - Social Media for Business - Introduction

Part Time WPWU201P

Social media is the connective tissue of the digital landscape. Over the years, businesses of all sizes and sectors have begun to understand this and use social for their own strategical means, joining in on the connections, conversations, and knowle...

23rd Feb 2023 - 30th Mar 2023

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Computing - Digital Technology Transition Programme Level 2

School Leaver JFAT101P

The Level 2 Computing course will help you take your first steps towards a career in the Digital Technology industry. Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, the course provides learners with the knowledge, skills and u...

5th Sep 2022 - 30th Jun 2023

Computing & Digital Technologies

Abingdon Campus

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Computing - Digital Technology Transition Programme Level 2

School Leaver JFWT101P

The Level 2 Computing course will help you take your first steps towards a career in the Digital Technology industry. Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, the course provides learners with the knowledge, skills and u...

5th Sep 2022 - 30th Jun 2023

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Essential Digital Skills

Part Time WPAU022P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

31st Oct 2022 - 23rd Jan 2023

Monday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Abingdon Campus

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Essential Digital Skills

Part Time WPXU001P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

19th Jan 2023 - 6th Jul 2023

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Cheney School

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Essential Digital Skills - a Preparation

Part Time WPXU100P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

10th Nov 2022 - 8th Dec 2022

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Cheney School

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Essential Digital Skills Qualification

Part Time WPWU001P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

11th Nov 2022 - 5th May 2023

Friday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Essential Digital Skills Qualification

Part Time WPKU001P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

1st Dec 2022 - 25th May 2023

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Kidlington Adult Learning

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Essential Digital Skills Qualification

Part Time WPAU001P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

31st Oct 2022 - 8th May 2023

Monday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Abingdon Campus

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Essential Digital Skills- a Preparation

Part Time WPAU100P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

19th Sep 2022 - 17th Oct 2022

Monday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Abingdon Campus

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Essential Digital Skills- a Preparation

Part Time WPWU100P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

23rd Sep 2022 - 4th Nov 2022

Friday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Essential Digital Skills- a Preparation

Part Time WPKU100P

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for li...

20th Oct 2022 - 24th Nov 2022

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Kidlington Adult Learning

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Excel Improvers

Part Time WPWU502P

This Microsoft Excel course is ideal for those who have a basic working knowledge of Excel and wish to advance their skills.In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm cou...

12th Jan 2023 - 9th Feb 2023

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Excel Improvers

Part Time WPKU502P

This Microsoft Excel course is ideal for those who have a basic working knowledge of Excel and wish to advance their skills.In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm cou...

21st Feb 2023 - 21st Mar 2023

Tuesday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Kidlington Adult Learning

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Excel Improvers

Part Time WPKU512P

This Microsoft Excel improvers course is ideal for those who have a basic working knowledge of Excel and wish to advance their skills. In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will ...

12th Jan 2023 - 9th Feb 2023

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Excel Improvers

Part Time WPXU502P

This Microsoft Excel course is ideal for those who have a basic working knowledge of Excel and wish to advance their skills.Please no there is no teaching session on 05/04/23 and 19/04/23...

22nd Feb 2023 - 22nd Mar 2023

Wednesday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Cheney School

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Excel Introduction

Part Time WPKU511P

Microsoft Excel is an invaluable tool in the workplace and an essential skill you aspire to improver your career prospects in administrative roles. Spreadsheets are equally a useful personal skill for enhancing processes like tracking your personal f...

3rd Nov 2022 - 1st Dec 2022

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Excel Introduction

Part Time WPKU501P

Microsoft Excel is an invaluable tool in the workplace and an essential skill you aspire to improver your career prospects in administrative roles. Spreadsheets are equally a useful personal skill for enhancing processes like tracking your personal f...

10th Jan 2023 - 7th Feb 2023

Tuesday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Kidlington Adult Learning

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Excel Introduction

Part Time WPWU501P

Microsoft Excel is an invaluable tool in the workplace and an essential skill you aspire to improver your career prospects in administrative roles. Spreadsheets are equally a useful personal skill for enhancing processes like tracking your personal f...

3rd Nov 2022 - 1st Dec 2022

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Excel Introduction

Part Time WPXU501P

Microsoft Excel is an invaluable tool in the workplace and an essential skill if you aspire to improve your career prospects in administrative roles. Spreadsheets are equally a useful personal skill for enhancing processes like tracking your personal...

11th Jan 2023 - 8th Feb 2023

Wednesday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Cheney School

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Introduction to O365

Part Time WPKU500P

Learn the basics of Microsoft’s online version of Office SuiteIn order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date....

1st Nov 2022 - 15th Nov 2022

Tuesday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Kidlington Adult Learning

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Introduction to O365

Part Time WPKU510P

Learn the basics of Microsoft’s online version of Office SuiteIn order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date....

6th Oct 2022 - 20th Oct 2022

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Introduction to O365

Part Time WPWU500P

Learn the basics of Microsoft’s online version of Office Suite.In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date....

6th Oct 2022 - 20th Oct 2022

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Introduction to O365

Part Time WPXU500P

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date....

2nd Nov 2022 - 16th Nov 2022

Wednesday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Cheney School

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Learning to use the cloud

Part Time WPKU513P

Cloud computing is a term that many will be familiar with but not everyone will understand or appreciate the nuances of a tool that allows the physical confines of a computer to be overcome.This course is designed to allow to allow learners to gain a...

11th May 2023 - 18th May 2023

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

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Learning to use the cloud

Part Time WPKU503P

Cloud computing is a term that many will be familiar with but not everyone will understand or appreciate the nuances of a tool that allows the physical confines of a computer to be overcome.This course is designed to allow to allow learners to gain a...

6th Jun 2023 - 13th Jun 2023

Tuesday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Kidlington Adult Learning

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Learning to use the cloud

Part Time WPWU503P

Cloud computing is a term that many will be familiar with but not everyone will understand or appreciate the nuances of a tool that allows the physical confines of a computer to be overcome.This course is designed to allow to allow learners to gain a...

11th May 2023 - 18th May 2023

Thursday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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Learning to use the cloud

Part Time WPXU503P

Cloud computing is a term that many will be familiar with but not everyone will understand or appreciate the nuances of a tool that allows the physical confines of a computer to be overcome.This course is designed to allow to allow learners to gain a...

7th Jun 2023 - 14th Jun 2023

Wednesday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Cheney School

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Photoshop for Beginners

Part Time WPXU700P

The course is suitable for complete beginners in Photoshop for those that are keen photographers, professionals that work with imagery or those wanting to gain new skills to enhance employability. We will be looking at a lot of the tools and explorin...

3rd Oct 2022 - 5th Dec 2022

Monday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Cheney School

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T Level : Computing - Digital Production, Design and Development

School Leaver JFWT100P

T-Levels are a brand new type of qualification designed to give young people a new two-year, full-time study vocational programme equivalent to 3 A Levels. These new qualifications bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together ...

5th Sep 2022 - 5th Jul 2024

Monday to Friday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Witney Campus

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T Level : Digital Production, Design and Development

School Leaver JFAT100P

T-Levels are a brand new type of qualification designed to give young people a new two-year, full-time study vocational programme equivalent to 3 A Levels. These new qualifications bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together ...

5th Sep 2022 - 5th Jul 2024

Monday to Friday

Computing & Digital Technologies

Abingdon Campus

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