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Computing Courses

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.

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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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Computer Systems and Apps Development BTEC Diploma level 3 – C0883

Course Code: C0883

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

In a world of fast-developing technology its important to keep your knowledge and skills up to date in the IT industry. Extend your knowledge further by completing this course. You will learn to manage a variety of computer projects, learn different systems to manage social media and understand the importance of computing in business.

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Computer Systems BTEC Extended Certificate level 3 – C0882

Course Code: C0882

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

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 06 Sep 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 Projects Extended Diploma level 3 – C0887

Course Code: C0887

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

Go one step further with your IT course and continue to open up your career prospects with extended knowledge of the industry. With a primary focus on software design and development, this course will give you a wide range of skills to help you manage computing projects and work in the industry.

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Digital T Level Transition Programme in Computing, Coding, Networks or Digital Services Foundation Year – C7322

Course Code: C7322

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

Find your niche in the computing industry by completing our T levels transition course in Digital. Helping you towards your level 3 qualification, you will gain the skills and qualifications needed to kickstart your learning whilst resitting your GCSEs and building towards your perfect career in the digital sector.

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

Course Code: C7263

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

The digital sector is constantly expanding and creating more and more exciting job opportunities. This two-year programme includes an industry placement where you will gain valuable experience using the latest digital technology and developing the skills that employers look for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area

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Digital T level: Digital Support Services (Computer Networks/Cyber Security/Cabling) – C7265

Course Code: C7265

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

Get technical with our brand-new qualification and start your career in networking. At the heart of this two-year programme is a substantial industry placement lasting 45 days where you will gain first-hand experience of working in the digital industry, using the latest digital technology, and developing the skills that employers are looking for.

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

Course Code: C7264

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

The digital sector is constantly expanding and creating more and more exciting job opportunities. This two-year programme includes an industry placement where you will gain valuable experience using the latest digital technology and developing the skills that employers look for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area

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