Digital Upgrade Application Form


Is this 100% Free? – Yes this course is 100% Free. It has been funded by the West Midlands Combined Local Authority as part of their Digital Skills Training initiative.

Am I eligible? – If you are 18+ and if you live in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton and are unemployed or employed and at the risk of redundancy or a care leaver, or would like to retrain in the Digital sector then this is the programme for you.

How long is the course? This is a 12 week online course

What topics will we cover? – During the training you will gain a clear understanding of Information security management issues including risk management, security standards, legislation and business continuity. Not only this but additional coaching will assist with the transition into a new employment sector.

What is the daily structure? – Our daily structure is 9:30am-3:00pm Monday- Thursday and every other Friday we will host employability sessions as well as coaching. 

How will the course be delivered? We deliver this course via our online learning platform and digital classroom. During our live interactive sessions the tutors will teach you all topics using a range of teaching methods e,g. videos, discussions and group work.

Is the exam included? – Yes the exam is included.

What is the accredited qualification? – BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (The Charted Institute of IT)

What level is the training? Level 3

Do I get paid? Although you are not paid for undertaking the course, we pay for your training and exam.

How do I apply? – If you are interested in the course fill out our application form below.

    Are your currently

    (You must tick one or more of the following boxes)

    Have you ever been in care of the local authority?

    *If Employed, but at risk of redundancy please specify:

    Is it the employment in the digital and technical sector?

    Personal Details

    How do you describe your gender:


    You must provide us with at least one reputable character reference who we can

    Reference 1:

    Reference 2:

    Education & Training

    What is your highest level of qualification? (please tick)

    When Obtained:

    Other please specify

    Please list any job-related training courses you have attended
    (eg.1st aid; fire safety etc)
    Year completed

    Employment History

    Please list your current and/or the last three jobs you have had.

    Start date:
    Job title + brief duties
    Reason for leaving and date:

    Supporting Information

    Please use this section to tell us why you want to take part in Digital Upgrade.

    Do you have a valid driving licence? Please tick
    Do you have your own transport? Please tick

    Please state type of licence held and details of any convictions or prosecutions pending:

    Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

    Under the provision of this Act you must disclose all previous convictions as the work for Creative Diversity involves children under the age of 18 years. Failure to disclose offences may result in dismissal.

    Have you been convicted of any criminal offence (including driving offences) (please tick as appropriate)

    Please note that failure to disclose any criminal conviction will disqualify you from the appointment and, if appointed, may render you liable to immediate dismissal without notice.

    If so, please give details:

    Do you have any digital skills or knowledge? If Yes, please specify below / If No (please tick)

    I have read and agree to our Privacy Policy:  

    I certify that the details on this application form and any supplementary information attached are true as far as I know. I understand that if I give false information or withhold relevant information, it could result in my dismissal.