Haven't done ICT since college, but want to get into it.Watch
In college I studied a BTEC Level 3 extended diploma in ICT, I know it's not exactly impressive, but none the less, I studied it at college and now want to go into ICT, my problem is that since it has been so long, I have literally forgot 90% of the stuff I learnt, obviously I remember the basics like spreadsheets/Photoshop etc, but when it comes to more complex things like coding, I couldn't even tell you the simple basics of that, is there anything I can do when applying for jobs in ICT to explain this, but say I do believe that all I need is a little refresher and it would all come back to me, well a majority of it would anyways cause I feel like if I do say this, this would just turn off any potential employer.
Try some free online coding courses:
- Free course from University of Michigan: https://www.py4e.com/
- Free course from MIT: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electric...hon-fall-2016/
- Free courses from University of Michigan: https://wd4e.com/ then https://www.wa4e.com
- Free coding curriculum: https://www.theodinproject.com/
- Online "Coding bootcamps": https://www.freecodecamp.org/
SQL -- databases are used in a lot of places, so it's good to be able to at least use all the common commands and clauses:
Learn to use "Git" for storing any code you write -- this is really useful for a lot of IT jobs, particularly anything related to programming: https://www.udacity.com/course/versi...ith-git--ud123
Consider joining some of these online tech communities -- people at all levels of skill and experience generally welcomed:
A really good way improve your skills is to choose an interesting personal project which you can use to focus on creating something worthwhile; this is really useful both as a way to practice and learn, but also produce something that you could showcase to potential employers as well. You could create a profile on a site like GitHub to store your code and then link to it from your CV.
Depending upon which part of the country you're in, have a look on https://www.meetup.com/ to find tech events in your local area - that could include events with employers, or hackathons, and usually a lot of tech-talks too. These are a really good way to learn more and also to do some networking.
Also, consider the option of choosing a Degree-Apprenticeship in an IT field -- your Level 3 BTEC should be enough to be admitted onto one of those schemes, although it helps a lot to have strong technical skills as well. These schemes tend to last 3-4 years and involve learning a discipline such as software engineering, networking/infrastructure or cybersecurity "on the job" 4 days/week in a job, then 1 day per/week studying towards a degree qualification (with a university or apprenticeship training provider).