Business and Information Technology

The Business, IT and Digital technology sector in Scotland

The digital technology (tech) sector is the Scottish economy's fastest growing sector. It has a highly skilled workforce, and in particular attracts young people. There are opportunities in diverse fields, for example:

  • Big Data
  • Games Designing
  • Mobile Communications
  • The Internet of Things
  • Digital Health
  • Digital Financial Technology

Business, IT and Digital technology college courses in Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway College offers a variety of courses in Business, IT and Digital technology. Students can choose from:

  • Accounting HNC and HND
  • Advanced Book-Keeping
  • Business Administration SCQF Level 5  and 6 (Modern Apprenticeships)  
  • Business HNC, HND and NC 
  • Business, Administration and IT HIGHER
  • Retail SCQF Level 5 (Modern Apprenticeship)
  • SVQ in Business & Administration
  • SVQ in Management Computer Science HNC and NHD
  • Computing With Digital Media

Find out more from Dumfries and Galloway College about available courses

DYW DG and the Business, IT and Digital technology sector

DYW DG works with leading trainers and providers in the region to address skill gaps and identify future workforce requirements.

Contact us to find out how we can help you with succession planning and getting more young people into your workplace.

Find out more about Sector Forums in Dumfries and Galloway.


When recruiting our new trainees, DYW DG's input and co-ordination between agencies helped invaluably in guiding us through what assistance was available and the processes therein. We would certainly use DYW’s contacts and again, especially accessing young talent.

Susan Sutherland, Crichton Executive Officer

The feedback from the pupils was fantastic and we were over the moon with how our first site visit went  – it was so exciting to hear how enthusiastic the young people were about a future career with the industry and how our different team members had inspired them to look at certain roles that they hadn’t necessarily thought about before.

Emma Porteous, Marketing Manager, Robinsons, Lockerbie


DYW DG has helped Morrisons to make Stranraer's young workforce in aware of the good career options in supermarket retail, as well as opportunities for career progression. With DYW’s help, we created a schools' presentation to highlight the opportunities available within Morrisons to school leavers and the young workforce, which gave local pupils a better understanding of how the food retail sector operates. I would definitely recommend a partnership with DYW DG and I look forward to working on other projects with the DYW D&G team.

Eleanor, People Manager, Morrisons, Stranraer


SRUC’s Barony Campus students were given a unique entrepreneur opportunity thanks to DYW DG and Chamber of Commerce partnership working and support for the introduction of the ‘Entrepreneur Aspire’ Award. SRUC looks forward to offering this entrepreneur opportunity next academic year, with a possible option to include other regions within Scotland. It is a pleasure to work with DYW DG, who are so enthusiastic and supportive of our students and their business aspirations for the future.

Julie Parker, Senior Tutor, SRUC Barony Campus

Before DYW approached us, we didn’t have the confidence to consider employing a young person straight from school. We didn’t know quite what to expect, or even where to start looking for the right young person. But with DYW’s help, it became a quick and easy process. DYW put in the time – they came to visit us, were always there with help and support, and their enthusiasm for the young people who came to visit us really shone through and helped us engage with them.

Murray Farm Care