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We’re able to provide a number of FREE courses across Chichester College Group, designed to develop a number of high-profile digital skills.

Centres of Digital Excellence (CODEs)

About the project

The Sussex Local Skills Improvement Plan identified a shortage of digital skills in the region, with employers highlighting this as critical to their businesses’ successful futures.

As a response to this, Chichester College Group has set up Centres of Digital Excellence (CODEs) across five of its colleges: Brighton MET, Brinsbury, Chichester, Crawley and Northbrook College.

The project will provide blended training, a mix of online and face-to-face courses, in the key digital shortage areas for thousands of students over the next three years as well as equip tomorrow’s workforce with the digital skills required by employers.

There will be a particular focus on industry specific skills, including agriculture, business, care, construction, horticulture and IT industries. As part of this, dedicated learning facilities will be set up – each with a dedicated specialism:

  • Brighton MET – Virtual Reality
  • Brinsbury – Agriculture and Animal Care
  • Chichester – Esports and Games Development
  • Crawley – Coding
  • Northbrook – Cyber Security

Courses at Crawley College

From January 2023, Crawley College will be offering short courses that provide and introduction to coding for both Python and C# programmes.


The aim of this course is to introduce the programming language Python. The course is designed to teach the tools one by one, giving exercises that allow you to practice each element. Students learn programming by programming! Python is an excellent language for beginning programmers allowing students to develop their skills further after completing the course or easily switch to another programming language.


C# is the most popular language developed by Microsoft and this course is designed to support students to learn this language. Thousands of companies use Microsoft technologies in their infrastructure that rely on C# and it is a popular language for creating web services. The aim of this course is to introduce the programming language C# on an industry standard IDE. Don’t worry, we will explain what IDE stands for! This is an interactive course that allows you to practice each element working towards creating high-performance apps in C#.


Centres of Digital Excellence

Find out about our other CODEs courses, offered by other Chichester College Group colleges by visiting the Chigroup website.