Orientation Course Part-Time

5 ½ weeks | Remote | Free of charge

Discover your strengths in the digital industry

Get initial insights into digital jobs and easily find a career path that suits you! The part-time course is designed to support your professional goals while also giving you enough flexibility to manage personal commitments.

With an Aktivierungs- und Vermittlungsgutschein (education voucher) from the Arbeitsagentur or Jobcenter, the course is completely free of charge!

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Course Details & Requirements

01 | Start Date(s)
13.08.2024 (German)
20.08.2024 (English)
24.09.2024 (German)
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02 | Costs
Free with an Aktivierungs- und Vermittlungsgutschein (education voucher)
03 | Requirements
No prior technical experience required
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04 | Duration
5 ½ weeks part-time
05 | Location
Everywhere in Germany – courses are online
06 | Language
English or German – minimum level B1
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Here’s what awaits you

Unleash your hidden strengths! In just five hours a day, you can explore new skills from the comfort of your home and dive into exciting fields like Web Development, Online Marketing, Cloud Computing, Java and Python. With expert guidance, you will develop your own projects and chat with our alumni to gain valuable insights from their professional experiences in the digital field. This way, you can explore your interests and find the right advanced course at DCI to support your goals. The cherry on top: the flexible part-time setup lets you boost your career without sacrificing time for family, hobbies, or other commitments.

Hands-on curriculum

Explore your strengths and interests in the dynamic digital industry in just 5 ½ weeks. From an introduction to Programming to the fundamentals of Online Marketing, this hands-on programme covers it all!

01 | Insight into the Job Market & Basic Digital Competencies

Gain initial insights into the job market and learn more about basic digital competencies and the work environment of the industry.

01 | Introduction to Web Development

Discover how websites and web browsers work and learn about technologies, programmes, and software commonly used today.

02 | HTML & CSS

Learn the basics of HTML & CSS (foundational technologies used to create the structure and appearance of web pages) and find out if programming is right for you.

01 | Introduction to Online Marketing

We will explain the fundamental principles of Online Marketing and address questions related to KPIs (key performance indicators), marketing channels, and advertising design.

02 | SEO, SEA & Social Media Marketing

With our guidance, you will soon grasp the difference between SEO and SEA, which are both strategies to improve website visibility on search engines. Additionally, you will gain your first insights into social media marketing.

01 | Cloud Computing & Amazon Web Services

Jump “on the cloud” with us – experience your first touchpoints with AWS Cloud Computing, a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs.

01 | Java Backend Programming

Explore the versatility of Java and discover how to create robust, platform-independent applications.

02 | Python Backend Programming

Discover one of the most well-known programming languages: Python, renowned for its simplicity and readability.

01 | Explore Your Career Opportunities

Your career counselling sessions include a competency analysis and insights into the application processes of the digital industry. We will explain the paths that await you and provide you with guidance and support along the way.

Financial support

If you are unemployed and registered with the Agentur für Arbeit or Jobcenter, the course can be 100% funded through a Vermittlungs- und Aktivierungsgutschein (education voucher).

DCI Alumni at Work

What makes the AWS re/Start program at DCI so special is that the course content not only covers the technical aspects needed to become a cloud practitioner. They also teach important skills such as solution-oriented thinking, communication skills, and the ability to analyse topics holistically.

Ahmad al. Almossa System Cloud Engineer

The course gave us more than the exam requires, and much more than just the basics. It was a great foundation for the next certifications and a career in AWS Cloud Computing.

Nikita Kumar AWS DevOps Professional

My childhood dream of becoming a Developer was fulfilled by doing a course at DCI. Today I am backend developer at Blinkist and I couldn’t be happier.

Jose Backend Developer at Blinkist


Salaries in the digital industry vary depending on the position, experience, and location. On average, newcomers to the workforce earn between €31,000 and €50,000 annually. Typically, as experience grows, so does the salary.

Our Orientation Course provides you with the perfect foundation for one of our advanced courses, allowing you to kickstart your career in jobs such as:

  • (Junior) Marketing Manager
  • (Junior) Software Developer
  • (Junior) Programmer
  • (Junior) Cloud Engineer

In addition to a general introduction to the digital industry, the Orientation Course Part-Time serves as a basis for the following DCI programmes: Web Development, Online Marketing, AWS Cloud Engineer, Java Backend Programming and Python Backend Programming.

Yes, the Orientation Course is available full-time as well. The extended class hours allow us to cover the course material within a four-week timeframe. Since the Orientation Course is offered both full-time and part-time, you can choose the option that best fits your schedule.

No prior experience is required to join our course. If you speak German or English (minimum level B1) and have an interest in starting a career in the digital industry, you are more than welcome to attend. Our goal is to help career changers, regardless of their experience, background, age or gender!

You can take part in our course for free with a Aktivierungs- und Vermittlungsgutschein (education voucher) from the Agentur für Arbeit or Jobcenter. They cover all costs while you give your career a fresh boost. 

Not sure if you qualify for the voucher? Our experts from career counselling are here to help and will assist you with the process free of charge.

All of our courses, including the Orientation Course Part-Time, are certified according to AZAV standards (Accreditation and Registration Ordinance for Employment Promotion). This certification is a quality seal for educational institutions, confirming that the quality standards for vocational training and employment support are met.

Ready to launch your future-proof career?

Enrol in our certified Orientation Course today! If you’re still unsure or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact our career counselling experts. They are always available to assist you, regardless of your location.

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