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Computing and IT is the basis of modern society and a growth sector in the employment market with national graduate starting salaries in the national top ten. In addition most occupations today require a high level of IT literacy.

Our choice of computing and IT courses range from introductory classes, to full-time BTEC Level 2 and 3 courses, up to HNC and HND programmes which focus on modern web and software development, networking and IT technologies.

Our very popular Level 3 courses include a wide range of units, which provide students with a choice of progression pathways and career opportunities. Students can move into areas such as computer programming, web development, software and game development, business analysis, systems analysis, forensic computing, MIS and technician roles to name just a few.

A Level Options
This subject area has courses which can be taken alongside A Levels and other qualifications.

I enjoyed the BT work experience, with the opportunity to learn new things and see the inner workings of this big company and how the different roles work together to carry out their business strategy.

Dan Jones
Computing

Student Success

Each year Computing and IT students set up and fully operate the College’s own FixIT business, which is a technical support and repair service. Students have the opportunity to volunteer and apply for work experience at local companies.

Past Students

Many of our students progress onto university or our HND in Applied Computing. On completion of this most opt to top up to a full degree whilst some have secured apprenticeships or exciting careers at companies such as British Telecom, Cap Gemini and Sky plc. Some students have successfully set up their own business whilst others have opted for a career in teaching.

Career Options

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Computer Service & Repair Technician £15,000+
  • Website or Software Developer £20,000+

You could move on to be a:

  • Forensic Computer Analyst £20,000+
  • Technical Architect £40,000+

Source: National Careers Service