Computing and Digital Technology

Computing is a dynamic and rapidly growing area that has become an integral part of the world we live in today. Computers are used in virtually every industry, solving problems in science, engineering, healthcare and so many other areas. Computing is one of those exciting fields where it is almost impossible to predict what will happen next. 

Having a qualification in this subject will provide you with a deep understanding of emerging technologies and their impact. You will learn to be creative and innovative in your approach to solving complex and challenging problems. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills that will serve as a competitive advantage to you in your career, in whatever field you choose. 

The opportunities for computer specialists continue to grow and broaden. Computing jobs are among the highest-paid and have the highest job satisfaction. Potential Careers include: 

  • Application development   
  • Business Systems Analysis 
  • Database development and administration 
  • Information System Consultancy/Management 
  • Games/Multimedia Developer 
  • Web Design and Development   
  • Network Management 
  • Cybersecurity Consultancy/Management 
  • IT Operations 
  • Technical Support 

We offer a wide range of full and part-time industry-relevant courses across four colleges from introductory courses through to the degree in Applied Computing.  All our courses are aimed at learners who want to gain nationally-recognised qualifications. We use modern hardware and software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Studio NET, Java NetBeans, Brackets, BFXR, Audacity and Game Maker. Our courses are delivered in bespoke laboratories with a specialised suite for the delivery of PC construction and network developments. Our dedicated lecturers have sector experience backed up with subject-specific knowledge and provide creative lessons using real-life case studies and examples.  

We will help you meet your personal, career and employment goals whether you are leaving school, are in work, or simply want to improve your computing skills. 

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Access to HE Diploma – Applied Computing Level 3 (Full-Time) - Further Education
BSc (Hons) Applied Computing – Top-up Degree Level 6 (Full-Time) - Higher Education & Degrees
BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT (Full-Time) - Further Education
BTEC Level 2 Enhanced IT Practitioners (Full-Time) - Further Education
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology (Full-Time) - Further Education
BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Digital Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity) (Full-Time) - Further Education
BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in IT (Full-Time) - Further Education
Computing – HND Level 4/5 (Full-Time) - Higher Education & Degrees
Computing – HNC (Part-Time) - Higher Education & Degrees
Creating an Internet of Things (IoT) Solution (Part-Time) - Further Education
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) (Part-Time: Distance Learning) - Further Education
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) (Part-Time: Evening) - Further Education
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) (Part-Time) - Further Education
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Advanced (Part-Time: Distance Learning) - Further Education
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Advanced (Part-Time: Evening) - Further Education
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Advanced (Part-Time) - Further Education
Excel-Advanced (Part-Time) - Further Education
Excel-Intermediate (Part-Time) - Further Education
Intermediate Excel (Powys Community Skills Project) (Part-Time) - Further Education
Introduction to Mobile Computing (Using your iPad or Tablet) (Part-Time: Evening) - Further Education
Introduction to Programming (Part-Time) - Further Education
Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT (Full-Time) - Further Education
Mobile Apps Development (Part-Time) - Further Education
Preparation for Access to Higher Education Courses (Full-Time) - Further Education
Social Media for Business (Part-Time) - Further Education
Teams for Teachers (Part-Time) - Further Education