Digital Technology

Subject Code: 2650/2610

CCEA qualifications in Digital Technology are available at GCSE and GCE. We also offer a GCE in Software Systems Development.

Digital technology incorporates aspects of computer science and information technology. It explores how we can use technology to create, store, process, analyse and present information in a digital context. This includes computer architecture, networks, web technology, digital media, programming tools and software applications.

Digital technology affects many parts of our lives, from work and travel to entertainment and banking. There is also a growing demand for workers with specialist digital skills. The government estimates that we will need 1.2 million new technical and digitally skilled workers by 2022 to satisfy future skills needs.

We developed our innovative Digital Technology qualifications, alongside GCE Software Systems Development, to help close the digital skills gap by increasing the digital skills of the future workforce.

Discover a Career in IT

The CCEA Digital Programme Board emerged from the findings of the CCEA Curriculum Monitoring report 2018/19. The Board ensures comprehensive and ongoing engagement and approval from the Education (all levels) and Industry sectors in the activities planned by CCEA to support the development of the wider area of digital skills in education.

One of the actions emerging from the board was to engage with employer stakeholders and create videos with information to support students when considering CCEA Digital Qualifications.

CCEA visited and spoke to professionals at Allstate NI, Liberty IT and Kainos, asking them about their educational pathway into Digital/IT/Computing careers and experiences along the way.

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