Funding. People & Skills Projects - 12 June 2019

Launch of Digital Skills Academy in D2N2 LEP area

Free digital skills training and work experience opportunities for groups under-represented in the UK workforce will be held in the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area.

The D2N2 LEP, Nottingham City Council and the Sheffield City Region LEP made a successful joint bid to the Government’s Digital Innovation Fund, to provide the training across the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire). Around £330,000 was received from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

The Digital Innovation Fund is the first competitive tender launched by DCMS to increase inclusivity and digital skills growth.

The programme is aimed at groups under-represented in the UK workforce; particularly focusing on women, and men or women who are considered to be ‘high functioning’ on the Autistic Spectrum.

It is hoped to train at least 88 people in the D2N2 LEP area, with the training set to take place between this month (June) and October (2019).

Partners in delivering the D2N2 LEP project are DCMS, the D2N2 LEP, Autism East Midlands, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce; and the universities of DerbyNottingham Trent and Nottingham.

There are five Core Digital Skills Academies and participants will be able to choose from one of the following Academy sessions: 

  • Digital Marketing (Nottingham)
  • Web Development (Derby)
  • Data Visualisation (Chesterfield)
  • Cyber Security (Nottingham)
  • Digital Essentials (Nottingham).

Each Skills Academy course is four days in length.

Full details of where and when courses will be held are available at web link www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/news/d2n2-digital-skills-academy/

The courses require those taking part to already have a minimum level of digital skills and experience, to ensure the training is right for them. All participants will have to complete an initial assessment and an enrolment form, to join the Skills Academy.

The training is free but placed are limited. Lunch will be provided

Booking is essential and this should be done directly through East Midlands Chamber of Commerce or Autism East Midlands. Details, again, at web link www.d2n2growthhub.co.uk/news/d2n2-digital-skills-academy/

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Certificate of Competence for the given Academy. They will have the opportunity to take up a work experience placement within a digital business, leading to potential employment opportunities.

Further information at web link www.emc-dnl.co.uk/digitalacademy , or call 0333 320 0333 ext. 2153 or email: digitalacademy@emc-dnl.co.uk

If you wish to contact Autism East Midlands directly about  this programme, please call Angela Gardner on 01909 506678  ext. 222 or email: enquiries@autismeastmidlands.org.uk

Media wanting more information about the D2N2 LEP can contact Sean Kirby, D2N2 Communications Manager, on 0115 9578749 or email: sean.kirby@d2n2lep.org

Latest News & Events

21 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: Scott Knowles, Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber, on the D2N2 LEP transition and East Midlands devolution

Read Article

11 June 2024

The D2N2 LEP staff team joins the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA)

Read Article

07 June 2024

Becky Rix, Marketing Director at Roadgas, explains why Roadgas is a proud member of the East Midlands Hydrogen Consortium

Read Article

05 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: D2N2 LEP Board Member Natasha Johnson, Director of Partnerships at Global Entrepreneurs UK

Read Article

05 June 2024

Free Expert Business Advice and Support available through East Midlands Chamber’s Accelerator Programme

Read Article

03 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: D2N2 LEP Board Member Professor Edward Peck CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President, Nottingham Trent University

Read Article

24 May 2024

Focus on the East Midlands: our time is NOW!

Read Article

24 May 2024

D2N2 LEP CEO, Will Morlidge, shares our East Midlands Hydrogen ambitions at UKREiiF

Read Article

24 May 2024

East Midlands Freeport and Freeport East Sign Green Freight Corridor Initiative at UKREiiF

Read Article

23 May 2024

D2N2 LEP Chair, Elizabeth Fagan, launches £8m Early Stage Angel Investment Fund at UKREiiF

Read Article

Get in touch.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up
Address

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
8 Experian Way
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG2 1EP

Social

Our Partners