Computing

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.

Connecting Networks CISCO CCNA 4

Course Code: C6348

Key Information

  • Start Date 11 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximise your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network. This course is for the first of four modules that lead to the CCNA certification. There is an emphasis on practical activities […]

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HTML5 and CSS

Course Code: C5465

Key Information

  • Start Date 18 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    18 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Developing a website using HTML5 and CSS. This course will introduce HTML5 and CSS3. At the end of this course students will be able to develop responsive web applications using HTML5 and CSS3. Responsive web design techniques which allow web pages to be viewed on both desktop and mobile clients are also introduced.This course is […]

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CompTIA A+

Course Code: C4122

Key Information

  • Start Date 26 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 18 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This course is aimed at anyone wanting to launch their IT career with A+ certification. Held by over a million IT professionals worldwide, CompTIA A+ is the most essential IT certification for establishing an IT career. If you’re new to the IT industry, this will help boost your chances of finding employment. And if you’re […]

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Computing Higher National Diploma

Course Code: C0005

Key Information

  • Start Date 30 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

If your ambition is to work in the computing industry this could springboard you to your chosen career. Equivalent to the first two years of a degree, this HND covers subjects including research and ethics, database management, visual web development, and advanced programming. You'll also get access to DMU facilities as a student on this course

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Introduction to Networks Cisco CCNA 1

Course Code: C6345

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 11 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network. This course is the first of four modules that lead to the CCNA certification. There is an emphasis on practical activities using […]

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Routing and Switching Cisco CCNA 1-4

Course Code: C6349

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximise your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network. This course covers all four modules that lead to the CCNA certification. There is an emphasis on practical activities using live lab […]

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CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Course Code: C0214

Key Information

  • Start Date 29 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks

This is a CompTIA course which aims to give you the confidence to open up a computer and add or replace parts. It will enhance your ability to troubleshoot basic problems and to install and configure an operating system. There will be ten taught sessions in the evening 6pm to 8.30pm and two sessions online […]

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Introduction to ASP.Net Web Forms

Course Code: C5467

Key Information

  • Start Date 04 Dec 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

ASP.NET Web Forms an web application framework and is included with Visual Studio. Web Forms are web pages that users request using a browser. The pages are written using a HTML, client-side scripting, server controls, and server code. Web Forms is one of the 3 programming models for creating ASP.NET web sites and web applications. […]

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IT User Skills (ITQ) Certificate level 1

Course Code: C6118

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Jan 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    5 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The course is for adults aged 19+ to develop their IT User Skills. If you know what career you want to follow and are ready for full-time learning at level 1, this level will allow you to progress your skills further in your chosen subject and can also include work placements. This course runs for […]

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