Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.

Interviews

Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time.

Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.

Is this course right for me?

Are you interested in a career in IT? Could you benefit from a varied IT course, preparing you for a broad range of IT roles? This programme gives you knowledge and skills in many core areas of IT, and allows you to obtain a recognised Level 3 qualification.

If you're not sure what area of IT you want to work in, or if you want to gain a mixture of IT skills, this course is ideal. You will cover many specialist areas including web design and graphics, hardware, application development, networking and programming.

Throughout the course, you will benefit from excellent facilities, including well equipped multimedia, networking and hardware rooms, as well as a dedicated IT workshop to facilitate your private study time. There will also be opportunities to enhance your learning with guest speakers, group activities and trips.

Entry requirements:

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Delivery:

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Group work
  • Guest speakers
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Assessment:

The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Written assignments
  • Observations
  • In-class tests
  • Verbal assessment
  • Projects

Progression:

Because the course offers you a wide range of IT skills, you will have a variety of choices in education and employment. You could proceed onto a Higher Education course, such as:

  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) 3D Animation and Games Development
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Networking)
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Computing (Software Development)

You could also complete an apprenticeship in a number of computing contexts.

If you move directly into employment, you will be able to draw from any of the IT areas you have studied. You may also continue to develop by taking professional Microsoft or Cisco courses whilst you work.