Free, Funded by the government ATHE Level 3 Diploma in Information and Digital Technologies

Do you want to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in computer programming, cyber security, mobile application development, website development, and emerging technologies? Gain learning and experience as you pursue a career on the in-demand field of information and digital technology within 10 weeks!

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Choose this course if:

You are 16 years old or over
You are seeking to enter the workforce
You are aiming to progress in your career
You intend to advance to higher education
You enjoy learning about the trends in information technology
You want to develop mobile applications and websites
You would like to enhance your critical thinking and problem solving skills
You thrive fromlearning and being busy

The course is intended for individuals who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and to learn techniques to enhance their chance of employment in the field of Information and Digital Technology.

Do you want…

A career that fits your interest and passion?
A set of in-demand 21st century skills?
An enjoyable and challenging career?
To analyze and solve information technology-related problems?
To be your own boss, define your own hours?
Develop your own mobile application or website?
To start a new career today?

If you…

Have limited time to study
Don’t want to spend years as a low-level Information and Digital Technologies apprentice
Long for financial security in a career you love
Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
Are determined to create a better future for your family
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time!

By the end of this course you will…

Acquire a detailed understanding of computer programming languages and object-oriented programming
Know the relevance of mathematics and problem solving techniques in computer programming
Gain knowledge about cyber security and the proper management of cyber security risks
Recognize the evolution of computer programming and identify the technologies associated with it
Engage in hands-on experience in writing a basic computer programme, implementing security measures on a range of devices, and researching and presenting information on emerging technologies
Discover and assimilate the ICT project management process, the mobile application development process, and the website development process

You also get: Business Training and Career Planning

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access to our job database after you graduate. The instructors will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the field of Information and Digital Technologies and will help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g. freelance, higher-level apprenticeships, project development. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate.

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page, to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It is simple – create your quick website using the pre-edited sections. All you have to do is plug in your personality and upload your photos, then, you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Information and Digital Technologies(VRQ) (603/6569/9) qualification, certified by ATHE. The qualification is full and relevant. It is listed on the Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications, you can check it out here:
You can also find the course as a part of a set of ATHE L3 qualifications called International Access Programme (IAP),
You can work in the growing and in-demand field of Information and Digital Technologies, for example as a programmer, a mobile application developer, a website developer, and an Information and Communications Technology maintenance personnel or assistant, in office (face-to-face or online) settings.

You can complete this course in just 10 weeks!

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At Trade Academy, we have 10 Years of experience in government funding and employment strategies for people who want to gain a career in the Information and Technology industry. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling, to landing a job interview, to living their dream job – in as little as 6 months!

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 10 weeks by attending 1 full day a week. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have an interest and passion in information technology and commit to practising the knowledge and skills that you have acquired in this course during your spare time, to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by an information and digital technologies industry professional who will guide you through lessons – they will push you to reach your goals. You will be assessed on your theory and practical skills through a various assignments – this will ensure that you fully understand the lessons.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, you will learn the theory through online live sessions using Zoom application and you will come to our centre for the practical part of your training. In the classroom, you have the tutor’s full attention as you work in a small group with 20* other students.

*Until we can go back to normal, there will be a maximum of 6-7 learners in the classroom at the same time and the necessary PPE (face shield/mask, hand sanitiser) will be provided.

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Aged 16 or over
An interest and passion to work in the Information and Digital Technology industry
A satisfactory reference
A successful skills test and interview
Stationery, including two (2) folders and a clip board

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £1417 but you may be eligible for funding if.

*You are over the 19 and successful with the application of an Advanced Learner Loan, you will pay this back when you earn more than £25,000 a year.

You are required to pay a £50 administration fee to secure your place on the course. This will be refunded once you completed.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for funding please visit our Funding page

If you are NOT eligible for funding or want to take advantage of the discounted self-funded fee, you can pay by paypal credit.

Self-funded fee is £799 for this course. We can offer you an instalment plan, so you can spread the cost of your course until you complete. You also have the option to pay with Paypal. You can cover the cost of your course and have 4 months to pay it off, interest free! Or you can spread it over a longer period with interest

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We are NOT in any way affiliated with PayPal. If you choose to apply for PayPal Credit, you are willingly entering into an agreement between yourself and PayPal, only.

We will NOT receive any commission, referral fees or any other such payments from PayPal for customers that choose PayPal Credit to finance their course.

As with ALL credit finance options, it is important that you consider your own circumstances and look into all options before applying for PayPal Credit. You can access free impartial money advice from The Money Advice Service at

What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • As a programmer
  • As a mobile application developer
  • As a website developer and maintenance personnel
  • As an Information and Communications Technology maintenance personnel or assistant, in office (face-to-face or online) settings.

*You can also access higher education if you decide to progress to that direction.

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