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Computing Courses

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.

Daniel Storer

Daniel Storer

BTEC Level 3 in Networking

The support from the College has been phenomenal, by taking part in the World Skills UK competition it helped broaden my knowledge. I even spent time with the IT team at the College to really understand my trade.

Computer Networks and Cyber Security Diploma level 3 – C0888

Course Code: C0888

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Cyber security and networking is a growing and fundamental discipline with many different career opportunities. By studying this course with us you will use cutting-edge technology in collaboration with Cisco and complete coursework in a variety of modules to develop the skills and knowledge to work in this industry.

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Computer Systems and Security BTEC Extended Certificate level 3 – C0882

Course Code: C0882

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one-year study programme equivalent in size to one A Level that will develop your technical skills in areas of web design, computer systems and computer security. During the course, you will develop skills and knowledge in the use of industry standard packages. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on […]

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Computing Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0176

Course Code: C0176

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is an intensive demanding course for adults who do not have formal qualifications but do want to go on to study computing at university. You should have experience of and be enthusiastic about using computers. There will be a variety of assessment methods including practical labs, assignment submissions, group work, individual research, pair work, […]

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Computing Foundation Diploma level 3 – C0884

Course Code: C0884

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Our computing programme is designed to meet the highest expectations of an ever-developing industry. In addition to relevant modules, you will also complete work experience in an IT environment. With access to the latest software and technology in the computing industry, you will leave us with greater knowledge and skills to support your career aspirations.

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Entry to IT Certificate Entry level 3 (Extended) – C7102

Course Code: C7102

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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Games Development BTEC National Foundation level 3 – C0880

Course Code: C0880

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course will develop your software and web development skill and prepare you for a career in the field of software development, computer games development, web development or associated industries. During the course, you will develop skills in the use of industry-standard software packages including Visual Studio and Adobe Creative Suite. This one-year study programme […]

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Information and Creative Technology BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 – C0180

Course Code: C0180

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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IT Extended Diploma level 3 – C4747

Course Code: C4747

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Do you aspire to work in the computing industry when you leave college? This course allows you to complete a variety of modules which will open up your opportunities in computing industries. On completion of this course you can progress into higher education, or trainee positions in employment.

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