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Computing and Digital

We are one of the first college’s to offer the new T level in Digital. Find out more about T levels.

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.

Steven Ghent

Steven Ghent

Computing Higher National Diploma

'I am so proud to be a Leicester College student, the support I have received over the last three years has propelled me forward so much, changing my life for the better.'

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BTEC Diploma in IT (QCF) for Adults (Blended) level 3 – C7490

Course Code: C7490

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Specifically for adults, this exciting course will prepare you for different roles in the digital and creative industries or higher education, learning about computing systems, coding, communications technologies and networking. With a mixture of self-study and classroom leaning it is ideal for those who need a bit of flexibility.

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Computer Systems, Security and Web BTEC Extended Certificate level 3 – C0882

Course Code: C0882

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Develop your technical skills in areas of web design, computer systems and computer security on this A level equivalent course.

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Computing Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3 – C0176

Course Code: C0176

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Get technical with our computing access course, you will learn a range of skills and knowledge by undertaking 15 modules to support you on your path to higher education. Not only will we prepare you for the future with study skills but we will also guide you through this journey with students alike.

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Digital T Level: Digital Production, Design and Development (Coding/Programming) – C7263

Course Code: C7263

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

The digital world runs at high speed, changing, evolving and growing almost daily. And the digital T level takes you right to its heart, preparing you for a career that may not even exist yet. This is a course for innovators and pioneers – is that you?

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Digital T level: Digital Support Services (IT Support/Hardware/Security) – C7264

Course Code: C7264

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you’ve ever helped a relative with their smartphone, shown a teacher how to use a tablet, walked a schoolmate through some software, the digital support services T Level IT support/hardware/software needs you. On this course, patience and problem-solving are as powerful as each other.

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Digital T level: Digital Support Services (Network Cabling) – C7265

Course Code: C7265

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Problem solving, risk managing, business protecting: this T level is the digital world you want to get your teeth into. You go behind the curtain, diving into fast-changing, ever-evolving digital environments, and you stand at the frontier of an exciting new digital world. What’s not to love?

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Entry to IT Certificate Entry 3 – C7102

Course Code: C7102

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • 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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Information and Creative Technology BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 – C0180

Course Code: C0180

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • 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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Vocational Studies BTEC Introductory Diploma level 1 – C7513

Course Code: C7513

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

This course is designed to develop your understanding of Information Technology and prepare you to progress onto higher level study. You will develop a broad understanding of website design and digital communication technologies as well as essential skills including communication, problem-solving and research, which can help you in all areas of your professional and personal life.

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