Digital Technologies

Digital Technologies - Games Design

The growing popularity and importance of digital technologies now shapes our everyday lives and continues to develop and change at an incredible rate. For those with skills and knowledge in web and game design and development, multimedia, networking, computer security and programming, the careers and earning potential available have never been better. Employers across a wide range of industries need talented people with digital technology expertise and experience. At Chesterfield College you will have access to industry standard facilities that will prepare you for the world of work and be taught by tutors with extensive experience in their field.

  • Over the next four years jobs for programmers and software developers will grow by 6.2% in the East Midlands
  • The UK games industry is renowned across the world and was worth over £4.1 billion in 2015
  • Over the past ve years, demand for programming skills nationally has risen by 131%
  • In 2015 there were more than 170,000 digital enterprises in the UK, representing 7% of the entire UK business population

The range of courses we offer have been carefully chosen to ensure that when you leave us, you’re ready for work, an apprenticeship or further study at university level. We ask employers to tell us what they look for in new employees and then make sure that our students develop the key skills and knowledge that puts them ahead of the competition. We also ensure that you have the option to follow a career pathway specific to particular jobs, from Level 1 all the way through to a university-level qualification. Where you start, which route you take and how far you go, will depend on you and what you want to be in the future.