Enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of Guernsey people and businesses in the use of digital technology
A Need for Skills
The digitisation of businesses across the economy has presented a huge number of opportunities and benefits, it has however also presented a skills gap within digital. There is a growing need for more skills within the sector, Tech Nation identified that the number of tech jobs in the UK in 2017 had grown at almost twice the rate as non-digital sectors.
Our purpose is to develop opportunities to grow awareness, passion and skills in digital technologies, providing access courses to increase the number of adults working in the digital and creative sector. Whilst provision of accredited courses is provided by the College of Further Education, Guernsey Training Agency and BPP Guernsey, there is a need to provide a series of introductory session to support and promote these established pathways. In addition, The Digital Greenhouse is well poised to assist in developing a digitally skilled and empowered workforce, through becoming the hub for an informal professional learning community.
Below are a number of online and on island resources and courses available to help further your digital skills.
The Digital Greenhouse provides a focal point for advice and networking for the whole community, we also provide a number of courses for young people which can be found here as well as a number of different events aimed at providing more information on all things digital!
There is also access to StartUp Guernsey and its team of business mentors who provide business advice, start-up support networks, and information on potential sources of finance.
Our facilities are available to people wishing to provide their own training courses, contact us to find out more.
Digital Seedlings - Coding and Robotics (10+)
The Coding and Robotics club utilises Lego’s 4Cs the learning is scaffolded to enable effective development in an innovative and active manner, learning by doing. The young people will work on challenge tasks in pairs, initially building group led programmable robots using high quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles and other technical components. They will use input and output devices to create sequences and commands linking cause and effect. Moving on, learners will take the role of engineer and innovate to solve real life problems.
We will be running various holiday clubs through out the year make sure to sign up to our newsletter to keep informed of up coming courses.
Digital Enrichment Courses
We are currently developing a series of enrichment opportunities for young people interested in developing their Digital Skills including coding, robotics, creative and many more. Details of these will be being announced shortly, sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed.
On Island Courses
There are currently courses available at the GTA University Centre and at the College of Further Education if you are looking at studying on island. We are happy to be able to give the contact details of Kate and Dan, get in touch with them to find out more about their courses.
Kate Sole: Programmes Manager Digital & IT
GTA University Centre
Kate is available to talk to at the Digital Greenhouse on Wednesday mornings if you would like to talk about digital skills training, to arrange a catch-up with Kate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find more information on the courses provided by the GTA here.
Dan Hunter: ICT Lecturer and Curriculum Lead at Guernsey
College of Further Education
BPP: Professional Education
BPP in Guernsey offer support to the digital sector through the delivery of Microsoft Office courses, as well as business and management courses for those starting up a business in any sector. Visit their website: for more information, or email us: email@example.com.
Online Skills Courses
Are you looking to build your digital skills? There are lots of online courses that can further your basic digital skills, some of these include:
Online Coding Courses
These courses will teach you the basics of the different programming languages which you can then use to develop your ideas and knowledge of coding.