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Improve your performance at work or explore opportunities to progress your career in other roles and industries with our FREE digital skills modules

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Our Collaboration

SHU Advancing Digital is supporting digital skills development. We are achieving this by working in close collaboration with 1101 Ltd.

How It Works

For Employers

Step 1

Assess Needs

Look through our existing provision- would your company benefit from upskilling in these areas?​

Step 2

Get In Touch

If you have a more bespoke digital skills need, get in touch via our contact us page to discuss this.​

Step 3

Create a Plan

Agree on modules and course schedule. ​

Step 4

Enhance your Team

Sessions can take place at our city campus, at your site or online.​

For Employees

Step 1

Digital Skills Assessment

Take our free skills analysis to understand what your current skills are and how you can improve. 

Step 2

Pick your preferred Module

Have a look through our existing modules and see what takes your fancy. These are all focused on improving your digital skills in areas of likely demand.​

Step 3

Begin Course

You can attend modules can take place as part of your workday if agreed by your employer or it can be delivered around core working hours.​

Step 4

Apply your learnings

During Session, you will have an opportunity to reflect on your company’s implementations and assess how your teachings would be utilised.

Meet The Team

Chris Roast

Project Manager & Department of Computing, Business & Enterprise Lead​​

Dr Roast works in a variety of areas oriented to practical issues within interaction design and applying academic research. He has been the lead academic on a variety of projects industry based collaborative projects. He is a reader in HCI, has been the Knowledge Transfer lead in the Department of Computing and is currently Business and Enterprise lead. 

Corey Sutcliffe

Junior Web Developer

Corey is a current Sheffield Hallam student studying Computer Software Engineering. He plays a lead role in developing interactive resources for the project and is skilled in C# and JavaScript Developing applications in React and .NET Blazor. 

Haider Sheikh

Junior Web Developer

Haider Sheikh is currently a student at Sheffield Hallam University, studying Software Engineering. He is skilled in web development and he is working on development of the website and relevant interactive tools.

Setareh J, Ghazaani

Setareh Ghazaani is a certified ISO 2001 lead auditor, Ethical Hacker and cyber security analyst with a diverse set of skills and experience gained form academia, industry and personal development. She is currently a cyber security lecturer at Sheffield Hallam university, experienced in Security Compliance, web application penetration testing, and Security awareness and training.

Mohammad Saedi

Mohammad is a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Advancing Digital at Sheffield Hallam University. He is a BTIIC researcher in Secure Communication over 5G and a Network Security Specialist with experience in 5G service platforms, mobile network security, AI/ML, Network Architecture, V2X, and IoT. He holds an Associate Fellowship of the UKPSF from AdvanceHE and is enthusiastic about his job, aiming to further his experience while working on Advancing Digital.

Luke Gribbin

Senior Project Administrator

Luke is part of the Business, Engagement, Skills & Employability directorate within the University. He has enjoyed working on projects previously that look to further develop student’s skills, alongside helping SME’s within the region. He has a passion for business and is looking to further his skillset whilst working on Advancing Digital.

Tanni Moyana

Senior Lecturer

Tanni is a Senior Lecturer on the project, with experience working as a digital consultant for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region. His area of expertise includes Web and Applications development, cloud-based solutions, and data management.  

Ryan Thomas Evans

Junior Web Developer

Ryan is a current Sheffield Hallam student studying Computer Software Engineering. He plays a lead role in developing interactive resources for the project and is skilled in C# and C++ programming in addition to web technologies such as .NET Blazor and React. 

Ali Hashemi

Junior Web Developer

Ali Hashemi is a web developer currently studying Software engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. He is skilled in web dev languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q: Is there a cost to Digital Skills Teaching?  
  • A: All of the Modules are free for individuals as it is funded through the European Social Fund. 
  • Q: What kind of Digital Modules do you have on offer? 
  • A: We have a range of Modules to suit you. All of our sessions is focused on improving digital skills. Take a look through our module list or complete our free skills analysis tool to get an idea of what sessions would be best for you. 
  • Q: Will this lead to a qualification? 
  • A: Not all of our training options will lead to a qualification. However they will help to develop your skills, knowledge and training in the areas where your digital skills could be improved so you can perform better at work, or progress in your career. 
  • Q: What is the time commitment? 
  • A: Our training options vary in length and time it takes to complete, get in touch to find out more. 
  • Q: How do I know if I am eligible? 
  • A: You are eligible If you are employed and live in South Yorkshire or work in South Yorkshire, and commute no more than 90 minutes. 
  • Q: How do I do an eligibility check?
  • A: To confirm eligibility we shall ask you for copies of documents that evidence your identity, your place or work and your home address (a driving licence and a payslip are normally adequate). In addition, there are two forms to complete for gathering some data to record who is benefiting from the scheme and what specific learning needs are being addressed. Following that we shall complete a quick ID check over zoom and you’ll be ready to go.

About Us

If you have a job and live or work in South Yorkshire, Advancing Digital provides training so you can develop your digital skills. This can open new opportunities to progress in your career, into other roles or industries, and improve your performance at work.

You can use our free skills analysis tool, to understand what your current skills are and how you can improve. Our team can provide advice on the best development options to meet your career goals.

To find out more, email
or call 0114 225 5000 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm).

Advancing Digital at SHU, prioritises the design and delivery of level 4 and above modules. These are assessed internally by our Quality Lead. Bespoke delivery to meet specific company needs aims to maintain a level 4 or above standard. When faced with learner needs definitely below level 4 we will record the learner and we will pass the contact onto other AD provider.

Our Partners

Advancing Digital is funded by the European Social Fund and is delivered across South Yorkshire, operating in partnership with  Sheffield Hallam University, Barnsley CouncilBarnsley CollegeRNN GroupSheffield City Council, and ITS (Independent Training Services).

Advancing Digital training is also provided and supported by one of our delivery partners:

Name: Sheffield City Council
Phone: 0114 273 4567

Name: Sheffield Hallam University
Phone: 0114 225 5000 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm)

Name: Barnsley Council
Phone: 01226 775100

Name: Barnsley College
Phone: 01226 775100

Name: ITS (Independent Training Services)
Phone: 01226 216 760

Name: RNN Group
Phone: 01709 513147


The training format and Tanni were very personable, and it made the sessions enjoyable.

Jamie C
Better You

The course was very beneficial for all sectors, it wasn’t just about software. There were some tips & programmes which we can take back to our work places. Tanni was great and really altered his teaching style to everyone. Signing up was really easy and it was definitely a beneficial course.

Abbie W
The Children’s Hospital Charity

I have gained knowledge doing these sessions. They were definitely useful for what I want to do in my future career.

Ahmed M
BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains

Contact Us

Sheffield Hallam University
Howard St, Sheffield City Centre

S1 1WB

Tel: 0114 225 5000

Get in touch today!


We are currently offering bespoke modules to companies!