Computing and IT

Our computing and IT courses are designed with employers in mind so you can achieve your career goals.

We are one of the leading colleges in the UK for computing and IT courses, with a strong history of success in the sector.

Progress in a booming industry. Almost every company, regardless of how big or small, needs computing and IT professionals. This means that there is always a huge range of jobs available for people looking to move into the sector. 

Work your way up. Even if you’re new to the industry, we can help you progress to a higher level. We offer courses starting from Level 1 so you can work your way up and progress further. 

We even offer computing at degree level, so your part-time course has the potential to develop into a degree. 

Why choose us?

Success rates. Many of our IT courses have a 100% success rate, so you’re more likely to gain your qualifications if you study with us. 

Facilities. We offer our students access to the most up-to-date versions of programmes and apps so you’ll leave us with the knowledge you need. 

Link with business. We work with over 2,500 businesses to help you into the industry and even gain work experience.

Reputation. Our adult course provision puts us in the top 25% of colleges in the country.

Course content. Because we work with businesses, our courses are tailored to give you the skills you need in the industry. 

Career opportunities

A qualification in computing and IT can lead to a variety of job opportunities.

The South West is home to a large and diverse IT sector. Many of the world’s leading IT companies have bases here, and there are plenty of dynamic small businesses looking to grow. Hewlett Packard’s second-largest central research laboratory is based in Bristol.  

What you can earn

Some suggested annual salary ranges for those working in the industry include:

  • Computer service and repair technician - £17,000 to £25,000
  • IT security coordinator - £25,000 to £60,000
  • IT support technician - £18,000 to £30,000
  • Software developer - £20,000 to £40,000
  • Web content manager - £24,000 to £50,000.

It's easy to apply...

Applying for any of our Computing and IT courses is easier than you think – you can apply online in a matter of minutes by selecting the course you’re interested in from the drop-down menu at the top of this page and clicking ‘apply now’. Alternatively, you can find an application form at the back of our prospectus.

Now is the perfect time to apply in order to secure your place on the course you are interested in. Submitting an application isn’t a binding decision and if you change your mind, you can always withdraw your application at a later date.


eSports student on laptop smiling
This course offered me the opportunity to turn something I love doing in my free time into a career I can hopefully travel the world with.. My lecturers have been excellent. They have shown me the opportunities available in esports and always supported me in choosing and taking my next steps at every stage throughout the course.

Esports BTEC Extended Diploma

Alisha with award
Alisha is the only female to achieve a Distinction* nationally, and one of only four learners to achieve this grade. This an incredible accomplishment as this equated to being in the top 1.2% nationally! Alisha won the Computing and Digital Technology Student of the Year at Celebration of Success 2023.

Computing, T Level

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