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.

Computing Access to Higher Education Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0176

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • 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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Games Development 90 Credit Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0184

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Gaming is very big business, beloved by many around the world. Triple-A blockbusters earn far more than any other entertainment medium, and with mobile gaming prevalent, even small teams can sell millions. From a single indie developer, to teams of thousands working on a single title, games require so many skills and commitments, […]

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Information and Creative Technology BTEC Extended Certificate level 2

Course Code: C0180

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you have an interest in the latest ICT creative technologies, use a smartphone or a tablet and would like to create a phone app game, then this course is for you. During this study programme you will have the opportunity to be the creator and producer of IT technology products and systems. This is […]

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Information Technology (Digital Computing) BTEC Subsidiary Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0186

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one year study programme that is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a wide range of IT subjects. You will be studying the following modules: communication and employability skills in IT; computer systems; information technology; businesses online; networking; controlling systems with robotics, programming and website design. You will have […]

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Information Technology BTEC Introductory Diploma level 1

Course Code: C5118

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • 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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Entry to IT Certificate Entry level 3 (Extended)

Course Code: C7102

Key Information

  • Start Date 04 Sep 2019
  • 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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Information Technology BTEC Diploma level 3

Course Code: C4748

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one-year top up study programme for students who already hold a subsidiary diploma that will develop your technical skills and prepare you for a career in the field of IT, computer animation, games platform technologies, digital graphics, computer networks or associated industries. During the course you will develop skills in the use […]

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Programming and Games Development BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C4749

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

This is a one-year top up study programme for students who already hold a 90 credit diploma that will develop your skills and prepare you for a career in field of computer game development or associated industries. During the course you will develop skills in the use of industry-standard software packages including Unity 3D, Visual […]

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Connecting Networks CISCO CCNA 4

Course Code: C6348

Key Information

  • Start Date 11 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximise your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network. This course is for the first of four modules that lead to the CCNA certification. There is an emphasis on practical activities […]

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