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.

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.

CompTIA A+

Course Code: C4122

  • Start Date 26 Feb 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 […]

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CompTIA A+

Course Code: C4122

  • Start Date 05 Feb 2020
  • 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 […]

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CompTIA IT Fundamentals

Course Code: C0214

  • Start Date 30 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

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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CompTIA Security +

Course Code: C5460

  • Start Date 04 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 16 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. This course covers network security, […]

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CompTIA Security +

Course Code: C5460

  • Start Date 04 Feb 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 16 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career. This course covers network security, […]

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Computer Games Programming

Course Code: C5464

  • Start Date 26 Apr 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course provides you with the knowledge and experience of using Unity Engine to develop computer games. Currently, Unity and Unreal Engine are the two leading environments of developing a game. Unity is easy to use and is customisable. It can render in 2D and 3D and incorporates C and Javascript. This is a […]

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Computer Games Programming

Course Code: C5464

  • Start Date 25 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course provides you with the knowledge and experience of using Unity Engine to develop computer games. Currently, Unity and Unreal Engine are the two leading environments of developing a game. Unity is easy to use and is customisable. It can render in 2D and 3D and incorporates C and Javascript. This is a […]

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Computing Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0176

  • Start Date 05 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is an intensive demanding course for mature learners 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 […]

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Computing for Beginners

Course Code: C5469

  • Start Date 06 Feb 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

The course is for adults aged 19+. This computing for beginners course encompasses learning Office packages to include: Word processing, Spreadsheets, Using the Internet, email and basic computing skills. The course will be in the classroom with high specification machines. You will cover all the basic skills needed in office applications. This is a good […]

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