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Computing Courses

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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.

Kinnary Tandel

Kinnary Tandel

IT BTEC 90 Credit Diploma level 3 student

"The best part about the course is that there are varieties of units which provide different understanding about computers/technology and whilst being a student of Leicester College, I have experienced great teachers, friendly classmates and good surroundings."

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Games Development BTEC Extended Diploma level 3 – C0881

Course Code: C0881

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

Level up your skillset in games development with the extension of this course. Building upon the knowledge you've developed in your foundation diploma you will continue to learn about the IT industry, work on your own network and more on the latest technology and software available in the sector.

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Information and Creative Technology BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 – C0180

Course Code: C0180

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

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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Information Technology BTEC Introductory Diploma level 1 – C5118

Course Code: C5118

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

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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Applied Computing Higher National Diploma – C0005

Course Code: C0005

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 04 Oct 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

If your ambition is to work in the computing industry this could be the springboard you need for your chosen career.Equivalent to the first two years of a degree, this Higher National Diploma covers key areas including research and ethics, visual web development, and advanced programming, helping you build a diverse and competitive skillset.

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Computing for beginners – C5469

Course Code: C5469

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Oct 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 10 weeks
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

If you a beginner to Microsoft Office, then this evening course is ideal for you.

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Applied Computing Higher National Diploma – C0005

Course Code: C0005

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

If your ambition is to work in the computing industry this could be the springboard you need for your chosen career.Equivalent to the first two years of a degree, this Higher National Diploma covers key areas including research and ethics, visual web development, and advanced programming, helping you build a diverse and competitive skillset.

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Basic IT Certificate Entry level 3 – C1983

Course Code: C1983

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    30 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Basic IT knowledge is a highly desired skill that employers value and will help you progress in both your personal and professional life. This course will help develop your IT skills to give you the opportunity to begin a new career or develop your skills in your current job role.

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IT User Fundamentals Award level 1 – C0998

Course Code: C0998

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Knowing how to use a computer can be a weight off your shoulders. This supported, classroom-based, one-day course will teach you how to use a computer safely and what you can do to keep your computer working properly. You can combine this course with a five-day programme that also covers Word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

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Word Processing Software Award level 1 – C0999

Course Code: C0999

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 week
  • map Campus City Skills Centre

Being able to use word processing software is a huge benefit when applying for jobs. This course will help you with the basic skills you need when using a word processor as well as what is needed to create everyday documents. You can combine this course with a five-day programme that also covers spreadsheets, presentations and internet safety.

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