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Computing & Digital

Computing and Digital

With technology developing at such an incredible pace, and the need for digital skills becoming ever more important, the IT sector really is an exciting, vibrant and rewarding industry to work in.

Our computing and IT courses will give you the skills, knowledge and training required to enter the workplace as an IT professional or to progress into a computing-related higher education course. In the world of IT, the possibilities are truly endless.

Who are Leicester College's computing and digital courses for?

We offer courses for complete beginners to those with more experience with courses starting at entry level right through to a level 5 qualification. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work in the computing industry.

At entry level you will be introduced to essential IT skills including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics software and how to get the best out of the internet. There is also a large element of essential English and maths skills. We offer a range of level 3 courses from games development, networking, a general diploma and even an Access course for adult learners who want to go to university. The highest qualification we offer is our level 5 Computing Higher National Diploma. This course covers a range of skills around current IT technologies related to wed and multimedia, as well as an overview of computer architecture, systems development, programming and databases.

Further Information

As part of the Microsoft Imagine programme, we are able to provide training in the latest products and services – ensuring that when you leave us you feel comfortable at the forefront of leading edge technology. We can also provide work experience. Our learners have full access to Microsoft Imagine for all Microsoft developer applications, operating systems, and Microsoft Office free of charge.

Kinnary Tandel

Kinnary Tandel

IT BTEC 90 Credit Diploma level 3 student

"The best part about the course is that there are varieties of units which provide different understanding about computers/technology and whilst being a student of Leicester College, I have experienced great teachers, friendly classmates and good surroundings."

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Computing (Network Engineering) HTQ Higher National Diploma – C7906

Course Code: C7906

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This two year HND in computing leading towards a network engineering pathway is designed to enable you to demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours and develop employability skills to attain the HTQ (Higher Technical Qualification) status recognised by employers.

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Computing (Software Engineering) HTQ Higher National Diploma – C7633

Course Code: C7633

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Advance your studies with our Higher National Diploma in computer software engineering, covering key areas of advanced programming, software engineering, game development and artificial intelligence. We will help prepare you for work in the industry, with competitive skillsets. After finishing the course, you have extensive options for progression including careers in software design and computing.

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Applied Computing Higher National Diploma – C0005

Course Code: C0005

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Oct 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Get technical with our Higher National Diploma in computing, covering key areas including research and ethics, visual web development, and advanced programming, we will help you build a diverse and competitive skillset in Computing. After finishing the course, you have extensive options for progression including careers in web development, programming, and system analytics.

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