Build foundational knowledge in data, AI, digital connectivity, network engineering and sustainability. Develop projects, gain work experience, and earn a certificate through our courses taught by industry professionals.
We offer a range of Courses from 1-day immersions, to 8-week Courses with work experience and Mentoring.
Digital Academy Spring Courses
Connect Like a Pro
29th February - 18th April 2024
What Will You Do?
Session 1 – what is the Internet? Do you know how data gets from your device to an app in America? Do you know where it’s been on its journey? Join to find out what makes the Internet tick. Create league tables for top Internet exchanges and learn who is connected and where.
Session 2 –how do I connect to the Internet? What’s the difference between Wi-Fi and broadband, what does bandwidth actually mean, and how do you get to all the Internet sites and apps you know and love. Identify best and worst connected regions.
Session 3 – what is network security? Ever wondered what a computer virus actually is? Or how a hacker gets access to somewhere they shouldn’t? We’ll tell you all about it. Identify types of security threats.
Session 4 – what is the cloud? Have you ever looked up when you’ve heard someone talk about the cloud? If so, let us talk to you about what it is and why it matters to you. You will work with the cloud to learn about applications infrastructure and digital services including IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, game services, Edge Computing, and more.
Session 5 – what is enterprise networking? Now we know what happens to our packet, we’ll show you why this matters for each and every business out there. You will build your own Quality of Service policy.
Session 6 – how to be a network pro. You will learn how to design a network architecture and with applications that use the cloud. Learn about different roles and how they work to support an organisation.
This course is suitable for students with no experience in technology, data, or sustainability solutions. Students should be comfortable with basic concepts of computing and math and be able to use a PC with an Internet connection and video camera.
Course Participation & Certificates
This 4-week self-paced course will give you access to the live sessions and all recordings. Participants who complete the course and the assigned challenges will receive a certificate for the course.
- Andy Linham, Sr. Strategy Manager, Products & Services, Vodafone
- Larry Dutton, Sr. Strategy Manager, Fixed Connectivity, Vodafone
This course takes place over 6 sessions on the following dates:
- Thursday, Feb 29th @ 4:00-5:00pm GMT
- Thursday, Mar 7th @ 4:00-5:00pm GMT
- Thursday, Mar 14th @ 4:00-5:00pm GMT
- Thursday, Mar 21st @ 4:00-5:00pm GMT
- Thursday, Mar 28th @ 4:00-5:00pm GMT
- Thursday, Apr 18th @ 4:00-5:00pm GMT
- Thursday, Apr 25th @ 4:00-5:00pm GMT
Digital Academy: £150. This includes 6 online sessions to learn the fundamentals of data science and gain hands-on experience. All sessions are recorded, so you can catch up if any sessions are missed.
Under 18’s require a consent form by a parent / guardian.
We are conducting a research study with the Digital Camp, Digital Incubator, and Digital Academy with Dr. Jonathan Beale (Oxford, Harvard), Dr. Iro Konstantinou (Eton College), and Dr. Michael Mannino (Flow Research Collective) to test how digital education and purpose-driven programmes can impact academic resilience, performance, and flow in young people as well as growth and development in mentors. Participants will be invited to complete surveys and offer feedback or may opt out of the study.
We aim to inspire a love of learning with young people about technology and support their journeys to first work experiences. We believe it is critical to create an engaging and inclusive environment for girls, which are under-represented in both STEM and in leadership roles.
We’re on a mission to build a sustainable education programme offering skills development and work opportunities for boys and girls of any age through a co-funded model with socially responsible businesses, educational organisations, and government.
This programme is a pilot supported by Vodafone, Microsoft, Elastacloud and volunteers from the tech and business community. Proceeds from the Digital Academy are helping to raise funds to enable us to build a sustainable programme to support students to launch their own businesses. We greatly value your support and feedback.