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Computing and Digital Courses

We are one of the first college’s to offer the new T level in Digital. Find out more about T levels.

Computing

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 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.

Fatima Benbekhti

Fatima Benbekhti

English, ESOL for life, maths and ICT

Fatima started her learning journey in entry-level 2 speaking and listening ESOL class in 2017-18. She demonstrated an incredible passion for learning. Her hard work, commitment and positive attitude made her the top student in the group.

Fatima said the College has helped her to “break language barriers” and “opened doors” for her to be able to talk about her career at the age of 60.

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BTEC Diploma in IT (QCF) for Adults (Blended) level 3 – C7490

Course Code: C7490

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Specifically for adults, this exciting course will prepare you for different roles in the digital and creative industries or higher education, learning about computing systems, coding, communications technologies and networking. With a mixture of self-study and classroom leaning it is ideal for those who need a bit of flexibility.

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Computing Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0176

Course Code: C0176

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Get technical with our computing access course, you will learn a range of skills and knowledge by undertaking 15 modules to support you on your path to higher education. Not only will we prepare you for the future with study skills but we will also guide you through this journey with students alike.

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Digital T Level Transition Programme in Computing, Coding, Networks or Digital Services Foundation Year – C7322

Course Code: C7322

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Find your niche in the computing industry by completing our T levels transition course in Digital. Helping you towards your level 3 qualification, you will gain the skills and qualifications needed to kickstart your learning whilst resitting your GCSEs and building towards your perfect career in the digital sector.

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Digital T Level: Digital Production, Design and Development (Computing/Games/Coding) – C7263

Course Code: C7263

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

The digital sector is constantly expanding and creating more and more exciting job opportunities. This two-year programme includes an industry placement where you will gain valuable experience using the latest digital technology and developing the skills that employers look for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area

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Digital T level: Digital Support Services (Computer Networks/Cyber Security/Cabling) – C7265

Course Code: C7265

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Get technical with our brand-new qualification and start your career in networking. At the heart of this two-year programme is a substantial industry placement lasting 45 days where you will gain first-hand experience of working in the digital industry, using the latest digital technology, and developing the skills that employers are looking for.

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Digital T level: Digital Support Services (IT Support/Hardware/Software) – C7264

Course Code: C7264

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

The digital sector is constantly expanding and creating more and more exciting job opportunities. This two-year programme includes an industry placement where you will gain valuable experience using the latest digital technology and developing the skills that employers look for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area

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Entry to IT Certificate Entry 3 – C7102

Course Code: C7102

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course will enable you to explore a range of vocational areas of study. These will include Business, ICT and Employability skills. Studying Entry level 3 provides an introduction to the skills, qualities and knowledge that will be required for employment and opportunities for progression onto a level 1 course. You will complete a range […]

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Information and Creative Technology BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 – C0180

Course Code: C0180

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Are you interested in the latest ICT technologies and enjoy learning about how computers work, programming, developing apps and products? This course gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of ICT-related modules to learn some truly in-demand skills.

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Information Technology BTEC Introductory Diploma level 1 – C5118

Course Code: C5118

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Designed to be taken over one year, giving you the opportunity to develop a range of skills in the IT sector and supporting progression on to further study. The introductory course will help you develop a wide range of skills including problem solving, communication and research, to prepare you for the next level of study. […]

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