SharpFutures launches DIGITAL:Shine course for creative digital skills development in Greater Manchester

Please note: applications for this course are closed.

  • Are you a social media enthusiast or a spreadsheet whiz?
  • Do you have great ideas but aren’t sure what to do with them?
  • Have you always wanted to work in the creative digital or tech industries?

Here at SharpFutures, we know that it can be difficult for women to access creative and digital careers, and that it can be even harder if you’re from a BAME background, or have responsibilities within the home.

This is why we are excited to launch the DIGITAL:Shine, which aims to support women in Greater Manchester in entering and excelling within the creative and digital industries.

DIGITAL:Shine is a 6-week course where the program is as unique as you are. You can personalise what you learn, choosing from pathways like entrepreneurship, content creation, social media and business administration.

You can attend masterclasses delivered by industry professionals covering all aspects of digital marketing, copy writing, brand building, social media and much more.

Over the duration of the course you will learn and take part in:

  • Digital marketing
  • Graphic design
  • Content creation for social media
  • Project planning
  • Budgeting
  • Mental resilience workshop
  • Website design
  • CV workshop
  • Business administration

The delivery of the course will be flexible so you can learn in your own time.

By the end of the course you’ll have produced your own digital portfolio, which can be used to highlight your skills and talents to potential employers. You’re even guaranteed a job interview with SharpFutures People On Demand (POD), the go-to place for creative companies needing talented digital support.

SharpFutures strives to make DIGITAL:Shine as accessible as possible. The course will mainly be delivered remotely, so you can study around your other responsibilities.

To apply for DIGITAL:Shine we ask that you:

  • Are aged 16+, unemployed or at risk of redundancy
  • Live in Greater Manchester
  • Have access to a laptop & internet connection
  • Are able to commit to a six week course starting on Monday 08th November 2021
  • Are able to travel to M40 5BJ for part of the course delivery (2 full days TBC)

Applications for this course will end on Friday 22nd October 2021.

Digital Content Creation

Starts August 17th 2020 for 8-16 weeks

Do you want to learn how to make more digital content? Are you already a fan of photography or podcasts but want to know more about social media or find out about video editing, or vice versa?

If you already have an interest for, or talent in, creating digital content but want to broaden your experience to include other types of content, then this course is for you. Each week you’ll learn new digital content skills through online courses, webinars and masterclasses.

The deadline for applications has now passed

Digital Production Management

Starts 14th September 2020 for 12 weeks

Are you the organiser in your home or with friends? Do you love keeping everyone on track? Do you have experience in accounting, logistics, customer service, hospitality or office administration?

Your experience is needed in the creative digital industries in Greater Manchester.

The deadline for applications has now passed