Computing and Digital Technologies
Vocational Studies, Certificate
This programme is a great way to start learning about computing and IT. You'll learn both theory and practical skills, exploring different areas like programming, networking, databases, and cybersecurity. The course will help you understand and adapt to the fast-changing world of technology, and you'll learn how to come up with innovative solutions. By completing this course, you'll gain the practical skills and technical knowledge needed to continue studying or start a career in computing and IT. You'll also have the chance to gain work experience in the field, and the programme offers support for your learning, employability skills, and improving your English and maths abilities to meet the expectations of IT employers.
We are one of the top colleges in the UK for computing and digital technologies courses. You will learn from experienced lecturers who will equip you with the knowledge and expertise required for success in the workplace. Our college boasts state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that you have access to the latest industry tools and technologies.
When you study with us, you’ll become part of our Digital Career Excellence Hub, which means you’ll enjoy a host of career-boosting benefits and unrivalled access to potential employers. You will benefit from work experience opportunities, employer visits, guest lectures from sector experts and courses designed in collaboration with leading organisations to meet industry demands. You'll gain invaluable insight into the IT sector and create numerous networking opportunities. By the time you complete your training, you'll be fully prepared for your future career, armed with the skills and knowledge that employers value.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
In addition to the valuable theoretical and practical knowledge you'll gain, this programme offers exciting opportunities to enhance your skills and experiences in computing and IT. One highlight is the chance to participate in work experience, where you'll acquire valuable skills relevant to the industry. This programme provides tutorial support, employability development, and study skills to support your growth and success – we’ll also help you acquire the English and maths skills demanded by IT employers.
Additionally, this programme focuses on developing your teamwork, presentation, and independent working skills, preparing you for a well-rounded professional journey. You can also join our Esports academy, where you can receive training for national competitions and become an ambassador for the field, further expanding your opportunities and connections in the industry.
You will be assessed through observations of practical work, group work, presentations, and coursework.
This programme could be your first step into the IT industry as an IT technician. You could also progress onto our Level 2 IT programme to further develop your skills and knowledge.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3-1 with at least two at grade 3, or a pre-vocational programme.
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