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Computing and IT

Gain an insight into the fast-paced world of computing on our fascinating computing and IT courses. Build on your existing knowledge, develop and enhance your technical skills and help you to embark upon a career in this ever-changing sector. 

You will have the opportunity to develop the skills you need in the industry through practical hands-on experience in our specialist computing suites, covering  animation, computer systems, databases, IT security, programming and much more.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    We work with large companies such as Siemens, Barclays and the NHS, to small local businesses including Winsford Work Zone and Culture Warrington.
  • Work placement
    To make sure that you are job ready when you finish the course, you will complete one week’s work experience with an employer of your choosing. Previous students have worked in IT security at local schools, or even computer recycling charities, gaining an understanding of the inner workings of computer systems.
  • Trips and visits
    Every year our IT students take a trip to The Gadget Show at the Birmingham NEC to learn about emerging technologies. Additionally, students have recently visited the Arcade Club in Bury to enhance the games platform module of the course.
  • Facilities
    You will get to use both Apple Macs and Windows machines, along with Microsoft and Office 365 software. Further to this, you will also become proficient at using programmes such as 3DS Max and Photoshop.

Career options

The computing & IT industry continues to progress at rapid speed. From cyber security to IT engineering or even getting your creative juices flowing as a graphic designer, you’re sure to find something to put your tech-savvy skills to the test. In this ever-growing world of technology, opportunities are everywhere, and with so many choices available you can take your pick!

Careers

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Manager (SQL Developer)
  • Graphic Designer
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • SEO Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Manager
  • Web Developer

Meet our Computing and IT tutor, Tim Evans:

Meet our students

Meet current student Dylan KellyDylan Kelly enrolled on the IT Level 2 course looking to use his existing technical talents.

“We are constantly immersed in technology on the course. We get to use state-of-the-art software such as Photoshop for image editing, and study everything from coding to networking and even learn how to build a computer.”

Dylan finds the support he gets from tutors incredibly useful, especially as they have different specialisms and can use their industry experience to enrich students’ learning. Dylan has since enrolled onto the IT Level 3 course, and hopes to continue onto university before embarking on a career in networking.

Meet our alumni

Previous students have gone on to a huge variety of roles in employment, or higher education studies. For example, former IT apprentice Ryan Kenney, has risen to success with Stanley Black & Decker, rolling out pioneering recruitment software across the globe.