Computing and Information Technology

 

The computing department offers a wide range of full- and part-time industry-relevant courses. By monitoring real-world demands and tailoring our courses accordingly, we ensure our qualifications are always fit for purpose.

Our dedicated lecturers have IT sector experience backed up with subject-specific knowledge. Lessons unfold in creative ways illustrated with real-life case studies and examples. Students can take on industry work experience. By supporting and nurturing our students, we give our students every opportunity to meet their personal, career or employment goals.

The programmes across the department are monitored against Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) annually to ensure that the curriculum matches the requirements of the local jobs market as well as preparing our students for Higher Education.

With Employment in IT and telecoms industry set to grow at five times the national average over the next decade, IT and digital technology is fast becoming one of the UK’s most highly paid careers. In 2018, the industries grew 32% faster than the rest of the UK economy, creating highly-paid job opportunities and accounting for 1.58M jobs across the UK.

Top employment sectors include application and software development, data management, analytics, hardware, devices, and open source hardware.

The department uses modern hardware and software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Studio NET, Java NetBeans, Brackets, BFXR, Audacity and Game Maker. All our courses are delivered in bespoke IT laboratories with a specialised suite for the delivery of PC construction and network developments.

Attainment on our programmes currently stands at 99%, and 100% of BSc students find employment in computing-related careers within three months of graduating.

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Courses
Access to Higher Education Diploma – Computing & ICT (Full-Time)
Advanced Excel (Part-Time)
Applied Computing – BSc (Hons) Top-up Degree (Full-Time)
BSc (Hons) Computing (Apprenticeship) (Part-Time)
BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity (Apprenticeship) (Part-Time)
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology (Full-Time)
Computing – HNC (Part-Time)
Computing – HND (Full-Time)
Creative Web Design (Part-Time)
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) (Part-Time)
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Advanced (Part-Time)
First Steps in Office Software (Word, Excel, & Outlook) (Part-Time)
First Steps in Web and App Development (Part-Time)
First Steps with Mobile Computing (Using your iPad or Tablet) (Part-Time)
Intermediate Excel: Setting up Spreadsheet (Part-Time)
Introduction to Computer Games Design (Part-Time)
Introduction to Digital Literacy: Spreadsheets Beginners (Part-Time)
Introduction to Programming (Part-Time)
Level 1 Diploma in IT (Full-Time)
Level 2 Technical Diploma in Digital Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity) (Full-Time)
Level 3 Extended National Diploma in IT (Full-Time)
Networks for Newbies (Windows) (Part-Time)
Networks, the Next Steps (Windows) (Part-Time)
Sharpening Your Programming (VB, C#, SQL, JAVA) (Part-Time)