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Computing Courses

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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.

Mohammed Ubaid Tokaria

Mohammed Ubaid Tokaria

BTEC Level 3 Games Development Extended Diploma

“The course has benefited me in improving my programming knowledge, understanding different concepts of programming such as C#, JavaScript, PHP and lot more languages.
“I would recommend Leicester College because of the experience, knowledge, and skills I have gained during my time at the college. The support I have received from staff & students is amazing."

Computer Systems and Security BTEC Extended Certificate level 3 – C0882

Course Code: C0882

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map 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 Start Date 01 Aug 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map 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 Higher National Diploma – C0005

Course Code: C0005

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

If your ambition is to work in the computing industry this could be the springboard you need for your chosen career.Equivalent to the first two years of a degree, this Higher National Diploma covers key areas including research and ethics, visual web development, and advanced programming, helping you build a diverse and competitive skillset.

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Computing level 1 – C5469

Course Code: C5469

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 10 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you a beginner to Microsoft Office, then this evening course is ideal for you.

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Entry to IT Certificate Entry 3 – C7102

Course Code: C7102

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2021
  • 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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Games Development BTEC National Foundation level 3 – C0880

Course Code: C0880

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map 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 Start Date 01 Aug 2021
  • 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 01 Aug 2021
  • 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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Computer Networks and Cyber Security Extended Diploma level 3 – C0889

Course Code: C0889

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Continue your studies in IT to give yourself the best opportunities for your future education or career goals. Through this course, you will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the architecture of computer systems and work towards developing your own network. On completion of this course, you can go into a variety of IT jobs.

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