A group of tech savvy entrepreneurs who met on a digital marketing course at The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) are to set up their own business.
The five students all studied for a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course, run in partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute, at the College, which has centres in Tottenham and Enfield.
The name and exact nature of the business are still to be decided, but the group is considering either a digital marketing service for professional services or a web-based agency to help overseas students to access further and higher education in the UK.
Sameer Tahir, 39, explained how he and his fellow students decided to put the skills that they had learnt on the six-week course, under the instruction of tutor Pradeep David, to use.
He said: “There was a diverse amount of skills within the group and we wanted to create something that was more than the sum of its parts and a start a business that will offer something worthwhile.
“Pradeep was very enthusiastic and said we should give it a go. We’re at a very early stage at the moment but excited by the ideas we are coming up with, and seeing how successful we could be.”
Davide Romeo, 20, who is part of the group, said: “I really enjoyed the course. This technology is developing and is going to be the future.
“It was a challenge, but I learnt a lot. English is not my first language so it was quite hard for me, but my tutor and classmates were really good and very supportive.”
The Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing is an industry recognised qualification at Level 5, which is equivalent to the second year of a degree study.
It is aimed at anyone looking to develop their skills in this area whether you own your own business, work in a small start-up or a larger organisation in the private, public or charity sector.
Classes, will include analysis of case studies and group work, and explore the latest techniques and tools needed for this expanding area of business.
The course covers search engine optimisation, pay per click, digital display marketing. email marketing, social media marketing, mobile marketing, online analytics and strategy and planning for digital marketing campaigns.
CONEL is offering 30% off the next Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing course starting on 6 September, running for six weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm.
Call 020 8442 3055 or click here for more information.