Our goal

To ensure we make a sustainable impact for change, our Digital Futures innovative support programme supports schools achieve progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks and has bespoke approaches and content suitable for:

  • Students
  • Computer Science Teachers
  • Career Leads and advisors
  • Parents

Schools can choose to be involved with either the entire programme or chose the options of Digital Futures that are right for their school’s needs.

Our offer to schools includes…

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Bringing the Curriculum to Life

GCSE
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Bringing the Curriculum to Life

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REAL (Rigorous, engaging, authentic learning) Computer Science Projects to support teachers in the class rooms and enhance curriculum learning related to the real world. Teachers will be supported by industry experts to develop and deliver ‘industry briefs/projects’ briefs with students.

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Educator Industry Experience

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Educator Industry Experience

Teachers & Careers Leads
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Bringing the Curriculum to Life

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Educator Industry Experience

Teachers & Careers Leads

Professional development and learning opportunities to connect with and learn from industry experts in the work environment through day placements visiting digital and technology employers. This will support the enhancement of teacher effectiveness.

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Student Industry Experience

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Student Industry Experience

Students
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Educator Industry Experience

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Student Industry Experience

Students

Learning opportunities for students to connect with and learn from industry experts through visit digital and technology businesses.

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Discover Digital Careers

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Discover Digital Careers

Teachers & Students
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Student Industry Experience

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Discover Digital Careers

Teachers & Students

Sector awareness and insight event opportunities and resources (teachers, students and parents) – learning more about the digital and technology sector in Greater Manchester, local job opportunities, skills, education routes etc. See our Autumn term events calendar here.

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Switch to Digital

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Switch to Digital

Teachers & Students
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Discover Digital Careers

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Switch to Digital

Teachers & Students

An awareness resource to help understanding different pathways into a career in digital and different routes you can take later in life to ‘switch’ to digital careers- e.g. transferable skill sets/subjects, supported by real example case studies of industry experts sharing their journey. Please note this is in development.

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GM Digital Day

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GM Digital Day

Schools - students of all ages
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Switch to Digital

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GM Digital Day

Schools - students of all ages

A digital skills focused celebration date for all schools to engage in enrichment activities that are digital skills related. There will be a menu of activity resources available to take part at school.

Powered by Manchester Digital

The force behind Digital Futures is Manchester Digital, the largest independent trade body for the digital and technology sector in North West.

  • Established for 18 years
  • Over 500 digital and technology businesses in our membership
  • Members include GCHQ, BBC, Auto Trader, On the Beach and Missguided, who are committed to working with schools through Digital Futures.

We believe that by harnessing the power of industry experts we can help tackle the digital skills gap for the future and enable more young people to have amazing careers right here in the region.

Get involved

You have a menu of options to choose from and you can participate in one or more of the options to fit flexibly with your school needs and priorities.

The activities and programmes are all provided free to the local schools, thanks to support from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

As we can only work with a maximum of 150 schools, don’t delay and register your interest now.

Find out more