At Hull College, we understand that today's world of work demands more than just a qualification. Many employers are looking for their future employees to be ‘work ready' from the off.
That's why our courses go beyond textbooks and exams, nurturing essential skills, fostering creativity, embracing technological advancements and the importance of digital skills, and empowering you with the confidence to face any challenge head-on. Our approach is that studying with us will not only prepare you for your chosen career but also for life.
We believe in equipping our students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the fast-paced world of Industry 4.0, and are proud to offer a cutting-edge curriculum - including a brand-new range of exciting courses to meet the demands of industry now and in the future that prepares you for the careers of tomorrow.
In today’s digital world, Esports has quickly become a mainstream phenomenon. There are professional leagues, dedicated stadiums and events, millions of pounds in prize money, and hundreds of millions of fans all across the globe. Here in the UK, it’s the 2nd fastest growing entertainment and media sector, and the industry is set to continue its rapid growth in the coming years as viewers worldwide is expected to break the 640 million barrier in 2025!
With that in mind, we’re excited to launch two new courses that will give you the opportunity to get your game on and turn your passion for Esports into a career! With a one-year Level 2 course and two-year Level 3 course on offer at the college from September 2023, potential careers - aside from being a professional player - include roles in marketing, business, social media, content creation, UI/UX design, event management, data and analytics, and video production to name just a few. The possibilities really are endless!
Continuing the digital theme, there has never been a more exciting time to work in what is another booming sector. Across the Yorkshire and Humber region alone, there are 11,120 digital tech firms, which create 54,240 jobs. And what’s more, Hull is at the very centre of the digital tech community, with statistics showing there are an impressive 6,914 digital jobs based within our wonderful city.
If you’re passionate about all things digital, want to work in what is a fast-paced and ever-developing industry, and enjoy building and repairing hardware, have a look at our newly introduced Digital Support Services T Level qualification to prepare you to work in the digital sector and IT support. Every organisation needs an IT support team and this two-year course, which has been designed in collaboration with employers, could be just what you are looking for to take the first step in your IT career. What could completing this course lead to? Just a selection of potential career roles that may be available to you include Network Engineer, Cloud Engineer, Network Security Analyst, Cyber Security Consultant and IT Support Engineer.
Another T Level on offer from September is Education and Childcare, which will help you to get the skills and qualifications you need to pursue a career in working with children in various job roles including Primary School Teacher, Children’s Play Assistant, Nursery Worker, Childminder and Teaching Assistant, or study for a higher qualification.
There are currently around 802,000 people working in childcare professions in the UK, and a similar proportion of school-based provider (82%), group-based provider staff (80%) and childminder staff (74%) are all qualified to Level 3 or above, which you can achieve with this course at Hull College.
Switching the focus from the young to the old, did you know the fastest growing age group in England is people aged 65 and over? This is putting increasing pressure on the health and social care sector and is creating many opportunities for people interested in working within it. Data published in 2022 even suggested that, each day, there are around 17,000 unfilled nursing and midwifery posts in England.
Nursing offers a diverse and rewarding career that really makes a difference. Nurses act as leaders, carers and clinicians, and use their expertise to adapt their skills to offer the best care and support to their patients. Sound appealing? Check out our newly introduced Nursing and Health Academy course, which also offers the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within the NHS via the Young Health Champions Volunteer Scheme, to set you on your way to a rewarding and fulfilling career.
Perhaps you’re more interested in a career using your scientific and investigative knowhow? Employment in the Forensic Science Sector has grown at an unprecedented rate in recent times, largely due to advances in technology such as the National DNA Database, and an increased reliance on forensic techniques by police forces up and down the country.
Forensic science is fast becoming a popular career interest for students - which is why we’ve added this excitement element to our Level 3 Applied Science option. This will allow you to continue to develop your knowledge of the three major sciences - biology, chemistry and physics - which will then underpin your specialist forensic expertise.
Are you fascinated by the intricate workings of the human mind? Do you have a burning curiosity to understand the complexities of criminal behaviour and its profound impact on society? Look no further than our exciting new A Level Criminology, Psychology, and Sociology package. Starting in September 2023, this academic pathway is designed to propel you toward a successful future at university and pave the way for a rewarding career in areas such as criminal justice, social research, and counselling.
Explore the full range of full-time courses we offer to start with us this September here.
There’s still time to book your place to attend our final Open Event of the academic year, which takes place on Thursday 25th May (5:30pm - 7:30pm), and will allow you to discover more about life as a student with us.
Sign-up here and take advantage of this perfect opportunity to find out more about all of new and existing courses, talk to our knowledgeable tutors and get the answers to any questions you may have to help you make the right decision for your future.