Short courses and Tech Pathways

Information technology is an exciting fast-paced industry for anyone who loves technology, and our short courses and Tech Pathways programmes cover a variety of topics that are designed to give you an overview of what is to come on our full-time courses.


At Techtorium we believe in an innovative learning environment. Modern learning initiates critical thinking, this helps our trainers to deliver meaningful information across larger groups whilst still maintaining a high quality of understanding.


Introduction into Engineering 

ICE Cloud Technologies - Techtorium IT short courses 2023

Your PC anywhere, anytime, anyhow
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3
9 credits

Learn the basics of cloud technologies, what it supports, and how it is delivered. We’ll explore the different cloud platforms and discuss the future of the cloud.

What you’ll learn

  • Networking concepts
  • Routers and switches
  • Demonstrating knowledge of LANs and WANs
  • Provision of a desktop as a service in the cloud.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of data communications
  • Implementing security solutions on digital devices

Protect and defend your network
Year 12 & 13 | Level 4
10 credits

This course will give you a basic understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, risks and solutions. You will learn how to assess an affected user as well as plan, and create a security approach for a wider organisation.

What you’ll learn

  • To disassemble and reassemble a computer
  • Install & configure an operating system and application software
  • Configuring network, security and storage options for computers



CODE programming - Techtorium IT short courses 2023

Kick off with Code
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3
11 credits

This course teaches techniques for implementing scalable, resilient and responsive systems. By the end of the course you will be able to design to spec, write code, test and modify a program; and create simple end-user documentation.

What you’ll learn 

  • Investigate, plan and create a conceptual design to propose a software solution to an existing problem
  • Learn how to develop software using Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Basic
  • Create a simple Windows Application Form using a variety of tools
  • Apply Data Validation process
  • Practice testing, debugging and code modification
  • Create Simple end-user documentation for the program
CODE Games -Techtorium IT short courses 2023

Be a game maker
Year 12 & 13 | Level 3 & 4
10 credits

An introduction to the concepts of gaming. You will learn how to move a game from concept through to design with basic programming too. By the end of the course, you will have designed a prototype and tested a simple game and created documentation for the game.

What you’ll learn

  • Investigate a given scenario and plan and create a digital solution (Game) for the given problem
  • Create, test and evaluate an integrated digital solution (Game) to meet the given requirements
  • Learn more about Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Basic programming language
  • Design a simple game using a variety of tools (PictureBox, Loop, conditional statement, Control, Timer, Panel, Events, form dimensions, move an object using a keyboard)
  • Create user manual and documentation for the game

Tech Pathways

Our Tech Pathways Programme is delivered every week on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school term. The programme offers the students one pathway per day and they can be enrolled in one or more of the pathways. This is an opportunity to gain further IT skills and knowledge on a weekly basis at Techtorium. The students can advance and/or start on their IT journey with us on this programme where they can get familiar with our environment and engage with our staff and full-time students.

Networking & Computers

If you are someone interested in understanding how computers, networks, and the cloud work, providing practical exercises, scenarios, and ‘in-class’ project work. This provides for the hands-on aspiring tech students who want to be on the move.

What you’ll learn 

  • Set up and configure networking servers to connect to other servers
  • Support LAN communications and configure Internet connectivity.
  • Set up computers to be used by network users to connect to servers.
  • Make sure that data on the servers is protected.
  • Set up and configure wireless networks.
  • Set up security for the workstations and servers.
  • Troubleshoot and fix problems with the network.
  • Use tech tools to improve network performance.

Computer Programming

If you are someone who likes to take a methodical and measured approach to problem-solving. You will be able to learn concepts and apply them to other problems and have good writing skills. It is likely they will be drawn to technology, have good core mathematical skills, and be confident in the use of computers.

What you’ll learn 

  • Write code for a computer program.
  • Investigate, plan, design and create a software solution for a customer.
  • Integrate the use of a database to store information in the cloud.
  • Make sure that data on the servers is protected.
  • Develop an interactive website using cloud-based tools.

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