Digital Doorstep


From virtual reality headsets and 3D printers to life-size robotics, a tech-filled mobile unit and more, Cheshire College – South & West are set to shift the pace needed to develop the future of digital.  

The Digital Doorstep aims to deliver skills and career pathways in additive manufacturing and Virtual and Augmented Reality through the use of portable, entry level equipment in local schools, colleges and businesses.

Over the five-year project, it is expected that over 50,000 learners will benefit from access to the equipment, inspiring more young people than ever to progress onto higher-level courses and skilled employment.


As part of a five-year plan, all Cheshire College Campuses will be equipped with specialist equipment, which will mirror workplace practises and processes and is available to all stakeholders. Current equipment includes:

  • XpertEye Glasses
  • Desk Top3D Scanners
  • Hand Held 3D Scanner (including carry case)
  • 3D Printers
  • 360 Degree Cameras
  • Laptops (including carry case)
  • VR Headsets (including carry case)
  • Tablets (including carry case)
3D Handheld Scanners
Dremel DigiLAB  3D Printer
VR Headset


Stage one of the project has seen Cheshire College learners designing and prototyping life-size 3D printed robots which, once finalised, will be taken to local schools for children to develop their digital skills in coding and virtual reality. 

Games Development Lecturer, Iain McCluskey, 3D Printed Robot Update

Over the coming weeks, Level 2 and 3 Media and Games applicants, due to start their course at Cheshire College in September 2021 will be invited to a virtual workshop, providing them the opportunity to meet the team, explore the brand new equipment, take part in interactive activities and have all of their questions answered.

Contact us!

Our Employer Engagement Team are always on hand to support our partners. If you would like further information about The Digital Hub and the opportunities available as part of the various projects, please contact us on 01270 654638/01244 656455 or via email at:

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