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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.

Steven Ghent

Steven Ghent

Computing Higher National Diploma

'I am so proud to be a Leicester College student, the support I have received over the last three years has propelled me forward so much, changing my life for the better.'

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Computing (Software Engineering) HTQ Higher National Diploma – C7633

Course Code: C7633

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 25 Sep 2023
  • 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 02 Oct 2023
  • 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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Computing (Software Engineering) HTQ Higher National Diploma – C7633

Course Code: C7633

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 24 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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