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 Wednesday 27th October 2021.