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.

Develop your First Mobile App – C5468

Course Code: C5468

Key Information

  • Start Date 08 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    14.45 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course will teach you how to develop your first app. Mobile development is the future of personal computing.This course will introduce you to the variety of technologies and platforms including Android and iOS. At the end of the course you will be able to install your own app (android) on your mobile device. This […]

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IT User Skills ITQ Award level 2 – C6130

Course Code: C6130

Key Information

  • Start Date 22 Apr 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is for any one who is 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 […]

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Scaling Networks Cisco CCNA 3 – C6347

Course Code: C6347

Key Information

  • Start Date 06 May 2020
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 11 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Increase your knowledge of networking in the computing industry with the latest software programming from CISCO. With practical live lab activities and taught sessions on a range of modules, we will provide you with a broad understanding of scale networking and how you can use this knowledge in your current job role or future employment.

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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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