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Level 2 Computing & IT

Subject Area

Digital & IT

Student Type

Students aged 16-18

Study Mode

Full Time

What is the course about?

This course will give you an insight into the fast-paced world of computing. It will enable you to build on your existing knowledge, develop and enhance your technical skills, and help you to embark upon a career in this ever-changing sector.

Why should I choose the course?

You will be taught by a team of tutors who have a wealth of experience in the industry, all offering differing specialisms to enhance your learning. This means the course is taught to current industry standard and we keep up with latest trends and technologies. You will get to use both Apple Macs and Windows, along with Microsoft and 365 software, and will become proficient at using programmes such as 3DS Max and Photoshop.

What will I learn?

You will have the opportunity to develop the skills you need in the industry through practical hands-on experience in our specialist computing suites. You will study modules such as:

  • Communicating in the IT industry
  • Working in the IT industry
  • Computer systems
  • IT security
  • Digital graphics
  • Database
  • IT technical support

You will be assessed through practical projects, presentations, written submission, and assignments set and marked by your tutors.

What will the course lead on to?

This course is an ideal steppingstone qualification to lead you on to the Level 3 ICT or a related computing course to improve your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you can seek employment within the rapidly growing computing & IT industry. Whether you go into cyber security, IT engineering or even graphic design, you’re sure to find something to put your tech-savvy skills to the test. In this ever-growing world of technology there are abundant career opportunities- with so many choices available you can take your pick!

Are there any links with industry and university?

On this course, you will have the opportunity to learn from guest speakers such as the Business Development Manager at Siemens, along with software engineers and even app developers with current industry experience. Meeting these guest speakers will provide you with a great industry insight and inspire your next steps. To make sure that you are job ready when you finish the course, you will complete a 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.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:

https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

During your time at the college, you will have the opportunity to take part in activities that will enrich your time here alongside your course. You can actively participate in activities to boost your skills in equality and diversity, confidence, leadership, teamwork, health and wellbeing, and self-motivation, which can all help to enhance your employability. Every year our IT students take a trip to the Gadget Show to learn about emerging technologies. Additionally, you will also have the opportunity to visit the Arcade Club in Bury to enhance the games platform module of the course.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English and/or maths, or successful completion of a level 1 qualification. Students will be expected to continue to study towards a GCSE Grade 4 English and/or maths if not already achieved.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You will be encouraged to purchase external drives on which to save your work in order to enable you to work independently outside college

Careers Information

Course options

05/09/2022

Duration
36 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Full-time
Adult Fee
1,463
16-18 Fee
Free
Fees Information
This course is FREE if you are 19-23 studying for your first full level 2 qualification.* This course is free for residents of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. *Subject to terms & conditions.

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