Useful links

We work with other providers, institutions and organisations across the Leeds City Region to bring together the sharing of information.
Follow the links below to find out more information about courses and qualifications in digital. You can also visit other organisations and find out what else is happening across the region.
If you are a provider and would like to be added to the list below or would like to be included in the useful references, please contact:

Our site #futuregoals provides advice and support to help young people choose their career paths, give them the right skills and experience to start work and provide vital links between education and employers. You can also email us at the Employment Hub for advice about starting your career.

Earn It offers career advice and information about the many courses available locally to help you get new skills, helping you to find exciting new jobs in lots of different sectors.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for businesses with 249 or fewer employees to recruit an apprentice. If you’re based in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield or York you can apply for the apprenticeship grant for employers (AGE) from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). 

Examples of digital course providers
Universities: – University of Bradford, undergraduate and postgraduate digital courses. – Digital Media Working Academy. – Research and Partnerships. – University of Huddersfield, undergraduate and postgraduate digital courses. – Leeds Arts University, digital courses. – Leeds Beckett University, undergraduate and postgraduate digital courses. – Leeds Trinity University, digital courses. and – University of Leeds, undergraduate and postgraduate digital courses. – University of Leeds – The Digital Education Service. – The University of Law, technology and innovation blog. – University of York, digital courses. – York St John University, digital courses.

Colleges: – Barnsley College, digital courses and information. – Bishop Burton College, digital courses and information. – Bradford College, digital courses. – Calderdale College, digital courses and skills. – Craven College, digital courses. and – Harrogate College, creative, digital and gaming courses. – Huddersfield New College, digital courses. – Kirklees College, digital courses. – Leeds College of Building, technology courses. – Leeds City College, digital courses. – Selby College, digital courses. – Shipley College, digital courses and information. – University Technical College, technology courses and information. – Wakefield College, digital courses.

General course information: – information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. – information about Apprenticeships.

Useful references the home for creative, digital and media types.  a country estate with 21st Century thinking in business, entertainment and living. – Calderdale Data Works provides open data which is freely available and can be used by anyone to use and republish, without restrictions. – Data Mill North is a collaborative website originally set up by Leeds City Council. – Dean Clough Mills is a nationally renowned centre for business and the arts, located on a landmark site that was once the world’s largest carpet factory.  The Digital Health Enterprise Zone programme is a £13 million partnership led by the University of Bradford and backed by investment from BT, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. – Digital Catapult’s broad network helps firms large and small across the UK to deliver digital services to market at home and abroad. From running pilot projects to delivering large scale initiatives this innovative approach fixes real problems. – a world centre of excellence for impact driven research in games, interactive media and the rich space where they converge. – Graft is a specialist graduate and future talent acquisition agency working with SMEs and scale-up companies to retain the best talent in the region whilst actively promoting careers in the north.  Harrogate Digital is a collaboration between Harrogate Borough Council and the digital cluster in Harrogate district. This was set up to help people involved in tech, digital and creative industries have a place to meet their peers through networking and events. – jobs advertised across Leeds City Region. – the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre is home to a thriving community of creative, digital and innovative businesses and the first choice for meeting space for many of the region’s biggest organisations. – IVE is a social enterprise that is working to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers, children and young people.  IVE supports the development of creativity as a transferable skill to improve employability and productivity. – Leeds Business Improvement District (BID) is a business-led, not for profit organisation voted for by the city’s businesses with an ambitious plan to transform Leeds city centre. – a city-wide, open platform celebration of all things digital within Leeds. – Leeds International Festival is the UK’s leading metropolitan festival of new ideas and innovation. – an online directory of jobs, events and news from digital businesses in Leeds. – the Huddersfield Media Centre is a business centre and a community of digital, media and creative enterprises in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield.  the purpose-built 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) in Huddersfield facilitates business growth, encourages business to academia collaboration and actively promotes innovation. – a coding education like no other.  open data is data that anyone can access, use and share. Open Data Institute (ODI) Leeds works collaboratively with Data Mill North and Calderdale Data Works.

platform-tech-incubator Platform is a reinvention of a Leeds landmark offering workspace for businesses of all sizes. The tech incubator provides flexible workspace that has been specifically designed to facilitate collaboration between neighbours. – she does digital is a collective of people in Leeds who work in the digital industry. – to make the UK the best place to imagine, start and grow a digital business. Incorporating Tech North and Tech City UK. the Future Laboratory makes better futures happen for global businesses.