Careers in technology are becoming more prevalent and are a popular choice with people looking to change career path. IT is a popular industry to get into, and with CWjobs putting the average salary in the Tech sector at £62,500, it’s no surprise.
Whether your focus is Tech Support, Networking or Development, there’s a strong demand for skilled workers. 52% of firms are reporting a shortage of digital skills in their workforce, meaning that there has never been a better time to upskill and start a career in IT. But you’ll need more than demand to start your IT career, and like all things worth having, upskilling usually requires an up-front investment.
Getting the Right Training and Qualifications
Having relevant and industry recognised qualifications demonstrates your expertise to employers, meaning that they can confidently employ you based on what you’ve already learned. Think of it as the sort of investment you need to make in order to achieve your long-term goals and convince employers they should invest in you further.
Funding options for training
Through our courses, we’ve helped over 6000 people to start a career in IT. Our courses come with a Job Guarantee (or your money back), meaning that if approved, you can be confident that we will do everything we can to get you started your career in IT. We also offer career development through our recruitment teams, meaning we can support you later in your career when you’re ready to progress from your first role.
You might be put off by the idea of paying for training, but by investing in yourself you will reap the benefits across your whole career. Fortunately, we offer several different funding options to suit you.
Pay in Full
All of our programmes can be purchased up front, which also saves you from further interest or admin charges. The cost varies depending on the programme and method of study ranging from £3884 to £6295.
Our loan providers offer several options allowing you to spread the cost of your programme over 24, 36, or 48 months. Subject to a credit check and eligibility, you can pay a 10% deposit or more, and then pay the remainder via monthly instalments ranging from £100 a month. This option is well-suited for candidates that have some money saved but would rather spread out the cost.
Pay As You Earn (PAYE)
If you’re unable to fund your programme in full and are ineligible for the Education Loan, you may be able to use your Pay As You Earn option. This involves paying a portion of the fees up-front, and the remainder in monthly instalments once you’ve landed an IT job (according to your money-back job guarantee agreement and PAYE payment plan.
- Aged 18+
- UK resident history (3 years +)
- Earning £12K+ pro rata p/ year
- Good credit history
If you’re unsure about which funding option would be best for you, or you want to find out more about our courses, speak to our team on 020 7426 9835, or by submitting your details here.