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Follow the Unity Professional Artist course syllabus and learn about asset creation and management, UI design and interactivity, the Unity systems, effects, animations and build settings.

You will also get a chance to take part in mini projects to put your skills to the test as well as a commercial project provided by one of our partner organisations to work on live projects. This course also gives you career support to prepare you for interview and a tech career after the course in a number of junior tech roles.

On this course, you will learn the fundamentals of asset creation and management, how to use the different Unity tools, UI design and interactivity and XR development. You will get a chance to use the skills you learn in mini practical project and a commercial project. Our team will also prepare you and support you to get a new role in the tech industry through supporting your personal development.

REQUIREMENTS:

Must have either a qualification in graphical design/cad cam or similar or competent using adobe creative products OR at least 1 years industry experience with Unity as an Artist/Designer. You must be aged 19+ and resident in the North West of the UK.

START DATE:

20th September 2021

COURSE DURATION:

This course is a full time 12week programme with 5 weeks of taught content and 7 weeks of project completion.

DELIVERY:

This course is delivered fully virtually, however, there will be a possibility going forward for some hybrid learning.

QUALIFICATION:

With this qualification, you will achieve the Unity Professional Artist qualification once you sit and pass the final exam.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE COURSE?: 

100% guaranteed job interview. With this qualification, you can go into careers in VR/AR design, VR/AR development, XR design, XR development, Graphic design, Game design, Architecture design, Manufacture design, Software engineering, software development, Testing.

If you don’t feel ready to become a fully pledged Junior in any of these areas we also offer the possibility of continuing onto a level 4 apprenticeship in Animation, software development, or data analytics depending on your previous qualifications.

Skills City is running the Unity Professional Artist bootcamps with the Unity Center of Excellence based at HOST. Our team includes experienced facilitators and professional instructors to give our students the best chance of gaining their qualification and progress into careers. We also work with our In4.0 Talent team and industry partners to support with career progression.

For more in-depth information on the course, read more here.

Start your tech journey by applying below.

**This course is now full but if you are interested in the Jan 2022 cohort then complete the form below.

WHY SHOULD YOU GO INTO CYBER SECURITY?

Did you the demand for people with skills in Cyber Security is high? The unemployment rate for people with this special set of skills in the UK is 0%!

Did you also know that the average salary in cyber security is around 55k, rising you develop and gain experience.

If you like to problem solve, learn and have a inquiring mind then this could be the perfect path for you.

About Raytheon

Follow Raytheon’s Junior Technologist course which includes two CompTIA exams and covers the foundational level skills which is the critical first step in establishing a competency in a cyber security role. The topics in this level establish a solid understanding of cyber security fundamentals, information assurance standards and cyber risk mitigation. You will also get a chance to take part in group projects to put your skills to the test. This course also gives you career support to prepare you for interview and a tech career after the course in a number of junior tech and security roles.

On this course, you will learn the fundamentals of the skills needed to work in a junior cyber security role as an analyst, including completing two CompTIA exams. You will get a chance to use the skills you learn in practical labs. We will also prepare you and support you to get a new role in the tech industry through supporting your personal development.

MODULES COVERED:

Modules you will learn are

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals,
  • Cyber Threats,
  • Basic Python,
  • Windows Security Usage,
  • Linux,
  • Information Assurance & Network Security,
  • Mobile and Wireless Security,
  • Cloud Security and
  • Career preparation.

REQUIREMENTS: 

For entry onto this course it is required that you are aged 19+ and you have some sort of personal IT experience through a passionate hobby, interest or helping family, friends, colleagues with IT issues or through self-investigation and self-certification via online self-study & research e.g. online study such through Udemy or FreeCodeCamp course.

You also need to be resident in the North West UK.

START DATE:

6th September 2021

DURATION:

FT – This course is a full time 12 week programme with 4 weeks of instructor led learning, 7 weeks of self-paced learning and 1 week of exam preparation with tutor support.

PT – This course is an intense, part time 12 week programme with 3 instructor led sessions a week and self-paced learning & exam prep in between.

DELIVERY:

This course is delivered using a hybrid model (classroom, remote & self-paced learning)

QUALIFICATION:

You will achieve the Raytheon Cyber Academy certificate as well as CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1002) and CompTIA Network+ (N10-007)) once you sit and pass the final exam.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE COURSE:

100% guaranteed job interview.

With this qualification, you can go into careers as a Jnr SOC Analyst, Jnr Cyber Security Advisor, Jnr Penetration Tester, Jnr Risk Analyst, PC Support Technician, IT Help Desk Technician, Jnr Network Engineer, Infrastructure Technician and Jnr Policy Advisor. If you don’t feel ready to become a fully-fledged Junior in any of these areas we also offer the possibility of continuing onto a level 4 apprenticeship in cyber security, network engineering, software development or data analytics depending on your previous qualifications.

ABOUT RAYTHEON:

RPS was founded in 1927 and is now part of Raytheon Intelligence and Space as part of Raytheon Technologies (RTX) Corporation. RTX is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. RTX was formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation Aerospace Businesses. RPS is a global provider of training across a range of commercial sectors ranging from commercial-off-the-shelf training to bespoke training solutions to Apprenticeships and as such are the Consortia’s Cyber Security training provider.

With an established Raytheon UK site in Salford Quays, coupled with our consortia partners linked to the vast array of digital talent within the immediate vicinity, we have a prime opportunity and location to use as a sustainable platform for the provision of digital skills training. 

Across our Cyber Security training provision, globally, we have a 97% success rate and on our existing Apprenticeship programmes in the UK, our success rates sit at 94+% (20% above the National Average of 73.7%).

For more in-depth information on the course, read more here.

Start your tech journey by applying below.

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**This course is now full but if you are interested in the Jan 2022 cohort then complete the form below.

Why Start A Career In Cloud Computing

Love to learn? Interested in the latest tech developments? Want to inject some diversity into the tech world? Want to be instrumental in the development of future tech? Then this certificate could give you the perfect head start into a tech career.

There are huge opportunities for growth and job security following this course.

Did you know that the average salary in cloud computing is around 55k?

About AWS Restart

Gain the AWS Cloud Practitioner qualification after following the Amazon Web Services re/Start syllabus. Learn about cloud foundations, networking, python programming, databases and the AWS services both through theory lessons and lab sessions.

You will also get a chance to take part in two capstone projects to put your skills to the test as well as a commercial project provided by one of our partner organisations. This course also gives you career support to prepare you for interview and a tech career after the course in a number of junior tech roles.

THE COURSE:

You will learn the fundamentals of

  • Cloud computing,
  • Linux,
  • Networking,
  • Network security,
  • Python programming,
  • Databases,
  • and AWS services.

You will get a chance to use the skills you learn in practical labs, capstone and commercial projects. We will also prepare you and support you to get a new role in the tech industry through supporting your personal development.

REQUIREMENTS: 

No prior experience is required, just some self belief and an appetite for learning and progressing in this digital space. Age 19+. Must be resident in the North West UK.

START DATE:

6th September 2021

COURSE DURATION:

This course is a full time 12 week programme with 10 weeks of taught content and 2 weeks of project completion. There is a further 2 weeks of optional exam support after the 12weeks.

DELIVERY:

This course is delivered fully virtually, however, there will be a possibility going forward for some hybrid learning.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE COURSE:

100% guaranteed job interview!

With this qualification, you can go into careers in Software engineering, software development, cloud, software testing, Data science or analytics, IT help desks, networking.

You will have employable skills that could carry you forward through an exciting career in tech. This is just a starting point!

If you don’t feel ready to become a fully pledged Junior in any of these areas we also offer the possibility of continuing onto a level 4 apprenticeship in network engineering, software development, cyber security or data analytics depending on your previous qualifications.

For more in-depth information on the course, read more here.

Start your tech journey by applying below.

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what do previous students say?

about skills city

Who Are Skills City?

Skills City is a unique, digital skills powerhouse transforming talent diversity in the North West.

The digital skills powerhouse, with backing from the Department for Education (DfE) will fast-track 450 people into technology careers with the delivery of six Skills Bootcamps.

For learners who want to kickstart their tech careers in 3D, AI, Cyber, Coding, Cloud Technologies, Data Analytics, or Software Engineering, Skills Bootcamps at Skills City offers the chance to gain industry qualifications, recognised by employers and further education institutes in the UK and internationally.

What Are Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are being developed by the UK Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.

In partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, Skills Bootcamps help learners develop the skills that are in demand right now in their local area and improve employability and opportunities for further learning in the tech industries.

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. They are being developed by the Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs, in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job.

Who Are Host?

HOST was established in 2012 by Salford City Council and has played a major role in establishing Greater Manchester as a leading digital city region. The vision was to create a world-class digital technology hub while at the same time providing positive social value and impact for young people and communities in Salford. Skills City as part of HOST comprises leading digital technology skills bootcamps working in collaboration with employers at all levels, we connect you to motivated, experienced and dynamic professionals. Skills City aims to break the barriers faced by those from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, by fast-tracking 450 people into careers in digital technology every year.

"Enrolling on the IN4.0 course was probably one the best risks I could have taken in the period of rapidly emerging technologies. The engineering and personal skill during the course has provided me with an ample amount of opportunities and has allowed me to pursue areas that I find truly valuable. IN4.0 provides a program that has a prime focus of providing leverage to all its students in the broad field of IT. I am thankful for being in an environment where I can flourish with other like-minded individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds."

Chung Tran MPhys Data Analyst at Neumind

“I found that the academy gave me the required soft skills to help me enter a full-time professional role. Not only were I taught the necessary technical topics, but I was also taught soft skills such as how to communicate information with a client, which is something that was never taught during university. They mentored me and helped me find the job I was looking for. The academy was truly life changing for me, and I’d recommend anyone to join.”

Jonathan Walsh Digital Innovation Technician Course graduate

“The best thing for me in the Cyber Academy was the genuine help we received from our instructors day by day. It was the most important thing I believe because most of us we were from totally different fields and without this help would be very difficult to cope with the programme.”

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