South Central Institute of Technology

Enter the technology industry on the front foot, with a new breed of qualifications.

Build a career in the technology industry.

Employer demand for digital technology skills and knowledge is increasing, and non-digital technology companies are becoming more reliant on digital technology specialists as business requirements evolve. Skills shortages in key areas of the digital economy mean there are many different IT careers available for people with the relevant qualifications and experience.

Key growth areas within the IT and computing industry include social and digital media, data protection, cyber security, games design, website development and cloud/mobile technologies. The south-east of England is home to many global IT companies, so you will be well placed for job opportunities and career prospects.

At an Institute of Technology, you could complete an apprenticeship or a Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualification that has been designed in collaboration with employers, which ensures you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in their next recruit!

What is an Institute of Technology (IoT)?

IoTs were specifically designed to create higher-level technical qualifications, in partnership with employers, to increase productivity and raise the standards of university-level technical education.

Activate Learning is proud to be working in collaborative partnership with Milton Keynes College to deliver the new South Central Institute of Technology, working with leading brands such as Microsoft, KPMG, Cranfield University, and Evidence Talks.

As part of our IOT offering, there are five apprenticeships and four Higher National Certificate (HNC) qualifications in 2022.

Scholarships

Activate Learning is further pleased to announce that we will provide scholarship awards to higher-education learners who wish to study on our HNC and HND Digital Technologies programmes at Reading College and University Centre and City of Oxford College and University Centre - Technology commencing in September 2022.

Our vision is  to  increase the  representation of black and ethnic minorities, women and other under-represented groups  within the sector and make it more representative of the modern society we live in. We will create an environment for new thinking and enable  you and other  talented and gifted people to  fulfil your potential in technical training and find careers in the digital and technology sectors.

Activate Learning is pleased to announce that we will be providing three fully funded course awards to higher-education learners that wish to study on our HNC and HND Digital Technologies programmes at Reading College and University Centre and City of Oxford College and University Centre - Technology starting in September 2022.

Our vision is to increase the representation of people in many under-represented groups within the Digital Technology sector and make it more representative of the modern society we live in.

The award will cover 100% of the total cost of your tuition fees, £6,165, for either the Level 4 or Level 5 programme. The following higher-education courses can be applied for at both Reading and Blackbird Leys Technology campuses:

  • HNC Digital Technologies
  • HNC Games and Animation
  • HNC Data Analytics
  • HNC Cyber Security and Cloud Networking
  • HNC Software Development and Programming
  • HND Digital Technologies*

*The HND Digital Technologies Level 5 programme will only be running from Reading College as a top up to Level 4.

Application process

You will need to complete this application form following the submission of your official application via UCAS.

If you have any queries or require support completing the UCAS application form or the application form for the fully funded course, please contact us at he@activatelearning.ac.uk 

The deadline for applying is Friday 8th of July 2022.

All applications will first be assessed by a panel.

They will consider your personal statement and any other relevant information you provide.

If you are successful, you will be notified within ten days of the application deadline.

Guidance

You will need to apply each year for the fully funded place if you’re progressing from a Level 4 HNC to a Level 5 HND.

Please note:

  • No cash is given over to learner, payment for the course is made internally to cover the full cost of the tuition fees for 2022 programme.
  • Please make sure that you add your UCAS application number onto the Microsoft form in order to complete your fully funded place
  • When completing your personal statement, you can write us a letter (no more than 500 words) or, if you prefer, you can upload a video of yourself telling us why you have applied for the funded course
  • We will interview all applicants that make our short list. After all the interviews are complete, we will confirm the names of the three scholars that will join the 2022 fully funded programme.

Programmes and qualifications available

Apprenticeship
Our higher apprenticeships take two years to complete. There’s no upper age limit to study an apprenticeship, so they’re perfect if you are looking to change career or to develop in your current role.

Download our quick reference guide to find out more and apply now.

Higher National Certificate
A Higher National Certificate is equivalent to the first year of university-level study, delivered full-time in one year or part-time over two years. An HNC can allow progression onto a Higher National Diploma.

Hear an introduction to the Institute of Technology from our Partnership Engagement Manager Holly Perrett.

Holly talks about what degrees and Higher National Certificates (HNCs) we offer, and what you'll be getting up to on the courses.

Find out more about how to get your first steps on the digital career ladder with, Software Developer Andy Bleach and Digital Industries Trainer Preeti Vohra.

Activate Learning is proud to be working in collaborative partnership with Milton Keynes College to deliver the new South Central Institute of Technology, working with leading brands such as Microsoft, KPMG, McAfee, Cranfield University, and Evidence Talks.

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