This course has been carefully developed to provide you with the necessary skills, experience, and knowledge to specialise in creative computing, procedural programming, and IT. It will provide you with a solid foundation in computer science, network intelligence and user experience technologies, laying the groundwork for a related pathway at university or in the workplace.
The content of the course has been developed in collaboration with employers, ensuring that content is up to date. You will be using our state of the art computer facilities. Our academic staff have a vast working knowledge of computer technology in the industry. We work closely with AWS (Amazon Web Services), taking part in their enterprise activities and competitions and visiting the renowned AWS Summit every year. We also collaborate with tech companies such as Microsoft and Google, learning how they use IT systems, attending masterclasses and QandA sessions with industry experts.
In addition, we visit cutting-edge exhibitions and network with industry partners and former students to learn from their career, apprenticeship and university experiences. You will have the opportunity to visit leading universities, and the possibility of work experience placements.
You will learn: Programming, Cyber Security, Computer Games Development, IT Service Delivery and Technical Support, 2D & 3D Graphics, Social Media in Business, Website and Mobile Apps Development among other units
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All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course is delivered as a combination of theory and practical so, you will be assessed through external exams for core units set by the exam board, coursework, and presentations.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as university degrees, apprenticeship, or a job. Many of our students go on to a degree level course such as software engineering, computer science, cyber security, apps development, among others.