Are you ready to upskill with digital marketing? Our Digital Marketing Course works because it is FACE to FACE, during TERM TIME, and AFFORDABLE.
Want to know more? Read through the FAQs below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and spaces fill up quickly. If you aren’t ready to apply but want to be informed about upcoming courses, please register your interest.
Digital Marketing Course FAQs
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The aim of the Digital Marketing Course is to help women upskill and return to work either for someone else or for themselves.
On our Digital Marketing Course, we cover the following topics:
- Intro to Visual Marketing Plans
- Essentials of Branding
- Intro to Canva (online design tool)
- Intro to WordPress (world’s most used content management system aka website software)
- Intro to Social Media Posting & Engagement with the following networks
- Facebook Pages & Groups for business
- Twitter for business
- Instagram for business
- Linkedin for business
- Intro to Buffer & HootSuite (3rd Party Social Media Schedulers)
- Intro to Mailchimp (email software)
- Intro to Google Business Listing & Google Analytics
The Digital Marketing course also includes 3 group life coaching sessions with an option to get 3 one on one coaching sessions at a discounted rate. The life coaching sessions help you bond with your cohort and help you start to plan for your future with your new found digital skills.
Women who have taken part in the TechPixies Digital Marketing Course describe it as a ‘life changer’ and their ‘safe place.’ Many of the women who have taken part in our Digital Marketing Courses have seen an improvement in their digital skillset and as a result of the life coaching and network of new friends, have seen an increase in their personal happiness.
Don’t take it from us! Read what the women themselves have to say about their experience:
“After trying to return to work two small children and finding it tough, I took some time out to reconsider my options. The skills and support I got from Techpixies helped me see my value in the workplace and rediscover my confidence. I’m now back working part time in a great Oxfordshire company that gets the value of flexibility.” – Verity
“TechPixies is a fantastic course to get you back on your feet if you’re looking to return to work after having a family. I had my daughter two years ago and couldn’t face returning to 12-16 hour days and never seeing my family. TechPixies has given me options. I’m mastering loads of new social media marketing skills that will help me get more flexible work or even start my own business and I’m meeting lots of amazing women with similar hopes. I really recommend the TechPixies course if you’ve had enough of corporate life sapping your soul but are keen to get back to work after having a family without having to compromise.” – Jill
Our mission is to help women upskill in tech and return to work. Often women who have taken a career break tend to be mothers or to care for an elderly relative, that said, our course is not exclusively for mothers. We have had several non-Mums successfully complete the course. Likewise, if a man applied, we would certainly review the application. Thankfully, it is becoming more common these days for men to take a career break to look after children or an elderly relative.
Our September course in Oxford is now FULL.
We are now accepting applications for the following courses:
- October in Oxford
- October in Shoreditch (London)
- November in Banbury
- January in Oxford
- February in Bicester
OXFORD COURSE LOCATION (Wednesdays 10am-2pm from September & January | Fridays 10am-2pm from October)
Our Oxford courses run out of Oxford and is held in the PowWow space thanks to our sponsor, Grant Thornton. Click here for details of how to get there. Parking is available. Public transport is also available, but slightly trickier! If you anticipate having an issue with parking, please contact us. Download Course Dates.
SHOREDITCH COURSE LOCATION (Wednsdays 10am-2pm from October)
Our Shoreditch course is kindly being sponsored by Azoomee. Click here for details of how to get there. There is no parking available. Coming via public transport is highly recommended, the closest Tube station is Old Street. This course will run on Wednesdays. Download Course Dates.
BANBURY COURSE LOCATION (Fridays 10am-2pm from November)
BICESTER COURSE LOCATION (Fridays 10am-2pm from February 2018)
We are pleased to offer life coaching as a part of the TechPixies course. As part of the course you will take part in 3 group life-coaching sessions. An additional block of one on one life-coaching sessions will be available to you at a discounted price for taking part in our Digital Marketing Course. Previous participants considered the group and individual coaching invaluable. While you are not required to do the individual coaching, the group coaching sessions are required and you won’t be accepted onto the course if you are not willing to participate in them. If you are nervous about the coaching element of the course, please contact us.
There are 10 spaces available for each course, we often have a waiting list for our Digital Marketing Course and we generally only accept 50% of the applicants. The Digital Marketing Course is the only TechPixies course which requires an application and interview process. You are also welcome to have a look at our 6 Week WordPress Course and our Half Day Digital Marketing and Web Development Courses. Much of the material that we teach on our Digital Marketing Course is also covered in our 6 week and half day courses but doesn’t require an application or interview.
We are ideally looking for women who have been out of the work force for an extended period of time (2-20 years) raising children or looking after an elderly or disabled relative. HOWEVER, we have extended the Digital Marketing Course to include women who currently working and who would like to upskill into a more technical role (such as Digital Marketing) AND women who are looking to start their own business or who are already running their own business but want to do their own digital marketing.
There are no qualification or professional pre-requisites to participating in the programme. We are mostly looking at character traits – are you resilient, willing to learn, willing to be vulnerable?
Being reasonably comfortable using a computer and smart phone will help you on the course, as will some understanding of social media, marketing or copywriting.
It will be extremely helpful if you have a laptop which you can bring to the weekly training sessions. However, if you do not have a laptop, the TechPixies programme can lend you one for the days you are in a session. We only have 4, so please indicate if you need a computer in your application form. We cannot lend computers out during the week, so you will need to make alternative arrangements to complete any homework. Tablets and phones will not suffice.
In addition to the 4 hours per week you will spend in training and tutorials, you will need to set aside 4-8 hours more in order to complete the other requirements of the course.
Whilst we aim to not allow finances to get in the way of you getting the training you need to get back to work, there is a cost involved.
There is no VAT currently charged on the courses, however, we anticipate that we will need to start charging VAT from November, so please take this into account when you consider the cost of the course. If you have been offered a spot, you will need to pay a deposit of £150 (not currently including VAT). From November, the cost of the digital marketing course (not incl VAT) is £1500. You can pay for the whole course upfront (payment due 1 week before the start of the course) or you can pay it in 12 monthly installments with a 10% surcharge. The monthly payment with surcharge comes to £137.50.
If you are unable to pay the fee and would like to be considered for a partial or full tuition scholarship, please indicate this when filling out your application form. There are limited scholarships available and applying one may delay your acceptance on to the course as we have to prioritize women who can pay for a spot. If all scholarship spaces have been allocated, you will go on a waiting list for the next available course which still has spots remaining.
If you have questions or want to discuss eligibility for a scholarship prior to applying, please contact us.
You will need to fill out the Digital Marketing Course Application. As part of your application we will need 2 references (one work and one personal). Once we receive your application we may call you for interview. Please copy and paste your responses from the application form into a backup document in case your application does not come through (sadly this has happened a few times and we are working hard to fix it!) – if you do not receive an email confirmation that we have your application, please send your backup document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After we have reviewed your application, we’ll invite you to an interview. Following the interview, we’ll review your financial needs and then make an allocation to a programme dependent on the number of spaces still available. Should you be offered a space on the course, you will need to pay a £150 deposit to secure your spot. All participants must pay this deposit regardless of their scholarship offer. Once we’ve received your deposit you’ll be confirmed on the course.