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.

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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IT Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C4747

Key Information

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

Do you aspire to work in the computing industry when you leave college? This course allows you to complete a variety of modules which will open up your opportunities in computing industries. On completion of this course you can progress into higher education, or trainee positions in employment.

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Networking BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Course Code: C0187

Key Information

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

If you are aspiring to work in the networking area of the the computer industry, this course would be suitable for you. With modules such as computer architecture and website production, we aim to help you develop your skills and knowledge to secure employment in this industry or progress into higher education.

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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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HTML5 and CSS

Course Code: C5465

Key Information

  • Start Date 18 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    18 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

Developing a website using HTML5 and CSS. This course will introduce HTML5 and CSS3. At the end of this course students will be able to develop responsive web applications using HTML5 and CSS3. Responsive web design techniques which allow web pages to be viewed on both desktop and mobile clients are also introduced.This course is […]

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CompTIA A+

Course Code: C4122

Key Information

  • Start Date 26 Sep 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 you’re […]

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Computing Higher National Diploma

Course Code: C0005

Key Information

  • Start Date 30 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus St Margaret's Campus

If your ambition is to work in the computing industry this could springboard you to your chosen career. Equivalent to the first two years of a degree, this HND covers subjects including research and ethics, database management, visual web development, and advanced programming. You'll also get access to DMU facilities as a student on this course

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Introduction to Networks Cisco CCNA 1

Course Code: C6345

Key Information

  • Start Date 09 Oct 2019
  • Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • Duration 11 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

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

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