Hidden Talent

Digital Advantage is an award winning CIC that delivers innovative work experiences to young people of all ages and abilities. Our industry-led programmes accelerate technical, creative and business skills to reveal the hidden talents of all our students. It’s innovative, engaging, effective and fun for learners, teachers and wider school community. Join the digital skills revolution now and gain new perspectives, unlock new career opportunities and form close ties between your organisation, young people, parents and industry.

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Just how do we reveal that talent?

There are 5 Digital Advantage programmes available, each designed to get the best out of young people.

Digital Inc.

Digital Inc. is a 2-year programme which will see us train groups of SEND students before creating a number of supported internships and real job opportunities.

  • Year 1 sees an 10-day version of the Pop-Up Digital Agency with added guidance and industry mentoring for participating students.
  • Year 2 will take a selection of graduate students on a 1 year supported internship to work on real life briefs.


Set over just one day, the Blast offers an engaging and high paced introduction to the creative and digital world for a whole year group of Year 5 to Year 8 students.



Delivered over 30 hours across 5 days, the PopUp Digital Agency is our flagship experiential learning programme giving young people:

  • Experience of working in a realistic digital agency environment.
  • New creative thinking, problem solving, storytelling, business modelling, and digital production skills.
  • An opportunity to build digital assets that will provide ongoing work and enterprise experiences.
  • The a chance at winning a business start-up support package!


Community gives schools and colleges the chance to use the Digital Advantage model on an issue that matters to them. We work with students to develop a suite of training to develop a digital solution for an existing project or challenge from their local community.

Go Digital

GoDigital is an exciting collaboration with Hive Learning Network and InnovateHer which will see us working with students as they progress through Years 7 & 8 with a series of industry-led training and workshops with a focus on increasing participation in STEM from young women.

Over 1000 young people reached.
So far...

You will currently find us working in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, West Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Liverpool. Click on a location below to find out more about our work in each place...

"The teaching provided by DA was inspirational, differentiated and well informed. The trainer built a strong, professional and appropriate relationship with each student."

Paul Rogers: North Ridge High School

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DA Manchester Winners

Digital Advantage Winners

Emojo win Digital Advantage 2016 Against all the odds the £5000 Digital Advantage 2015-16 enterprise competition has been won by Chorlton High School with their app to create and share your own customised Emojis – called Emojo. The innovative digital skills programme Digital Advantage, designed and developed by The White Room, and funded by Manchester
All about me As a year 10 student at Chorlton High School, I am given the opportunity to find work experience placements for two weeks during my final term. After I graduate high school I would like to study Journalism and Law in further education. I spoke to my Media Studies teacher about my interests
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