Career Colleges

CC Logo Main colourWhat are Career Colleges?

Career Colleges offer an exciting, employer-led curriculum for students wishing to benefit from a vocational course at Harrow College. This range of courses allows employers to take a leading role in designing and delivering certain aspects of the curriculum, with future employment in mind.

Students get the additional benefit of involvement in work-related projects, developing enterprise and communication skills, to prepare them for work and life. Click here to view the guide.

The following Digital & Creative Career Colleges programmes are available to study at Harrow College:

Student benefits?

Hands-on practical training is combined with the standard academic teaching (e.g. a BTEC). You will learn through practical experiences, projects set by employers and work experience opportunities.

The Career Colleges offered by Harrow College are linked to industries that are in need of a well-skilled future workforce. 

 Amazon visit Nov 2016

London is the digital tech capital of Europe

London's emergence as a world leader in digital tech has been phenomenal. Its reputation for digital tech innovation and excellence is unparalleled. More than a third of Europe's tech unicorns ($1billion valued businesses) are based in the capital. However, there is a current lack of supply of highly skilled workers (see 'Growth Challenges' stats below). This is why Career Colleges have so much to offer.

IT tech sector report 2016          IT challenges stats

Source:TechNation 2017 report' Tech City UK

What’s Next?

Google has announced plans to hire more than 3,000 staff in the UK. The planned expansion of their King’s Cross campus would leave it employing 7,000 in London by 2020, making it the biggest development outside the US. Also expanding in the capital are Apple, Amazon and Snap, which has chosen London as its international HQ. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has launched a £7 million scheme to support young people, especially women and minority groups, into digital tech careers. The below statistics provide a snap-shot of the impact the IT industry is having in London...and this will only continue to grow.

IT tech sector stats from TechCity report

Source:TechNation 2017 report' Tech City UK

The IT courses delivered at Harrow College are now open for applicants to apply to join in September 2017.

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