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IT, Computing & Cyber Security

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Every company relies to a certain extent on IT and technology professionals with advanced technical skills to complete a diverse range of jobs. Our IT and gaming courses will give you a solid understanding of business and empower you to progress to university or into a challenging and rewarding career.

WHAT WILL I DO?

Our courses will provide you with the competence, skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communications and productivity tools and applications in a range of job roles and industry sectors. Topics covered include creating animation, graphics, app development, cyber security, 3D modelling, websites and office applications.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Progress to an Apprenticeship, university or employment in areas such as web developer, graphics designer, programmer, app designer or technical support.

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  • Level: 4
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Start Date: September 2023

Computing for England (Cyber Security Pathway) Higher National Diploma

  • an exciting and informative study programme that stimulates and challenges students 
  • a simple and flexible structure that enables students to take the Higher National Certificate and then build on it in the Higher National Diploma, with optional units linked to their specialist area of study 
  • an opportunity for students to follow specialist routes of interest at both Level 4 and Level 5, gaining the knowledge and skills they need to progress to higher education or employment in their specialist area 
  • refreshed content that is closely aligned with professional body, vendor, employer and higher education needs. 
  • core competencies throughout the curriculum, to support lifelong learning skills for personal and professional development 
  • the opportunity for centres to offer assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know), along with effective and applied skills (how they behave and what they can do), to support a practical and dynamic approach to learning 
  • unit-specific assessment and Pearson-set themes designed to encourage thorough and analytical learning, challenge students and develop skills in critical thinking, personal responsibility and decision making 
  • a flexible approach to assessment that supports progression to higher education or to work and which allows for different learning styles 
  • Quality Assurance measures that assure professional organisations, universities, businesses, colleges and students of the integrity and value of the qualifications, and 
  • a programme of learning designed to meet skills gaps in the current workforce and build today’s talent to meet tomorrow’s needs in an international environment

ICT Level 2

Take your first steps towards a career in the digital industry. You'll learn the skills to produce IT systems and software, websites and mobile apps, and video, graphics and animation.This  programme specialises in wide-ranging subjects across computer systems, hardware and software. IT is an ever-changing industry full of possibilities and this course will build your skills and understanding preparing you for further study.

ICT Level 3

Every company relies to a certain extent on security, networking and technology professionals with advanced technical skills to complete a diverse range of jobs. Our IT, security and networking course will give you a solid understanding of business and empower you to progress to university or into a challenging and rewarding career.

Information Communications Technician Apprenticeship

The Information Communications Technician makes their contribution through the application of infrastructure management tools to automate the provisioning, testing, deployment and monitoring of infrastructure components.

An Information Communications Technician (ICT) provides support to internal and/or external customers, by using tools or systems to problem solve and trouble-shoot routine and non-routine problems. This occupation supports clients/customers with their systems. They achieve this through monitoring and maintaining the systems and/or platforms to maximise productivity and user experience.

Network Engineer Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will provide the skills to design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. Network engineers need to maintain high levels of operation of communication networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability for their users, such as staff, clients, customers and suppliers. They will understand network configuration, cloud, network administration and monitoring tools, and be able to give technical advice and guidance.

T Level Digital Support Services – Digital Infrastructure

T Levels are designed to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs. The Digital T level has been designed with leading businesses and employers in the Digital industry and gives you:

  • A thorough understanding of concepts and theories of the digital industry.
  • The opportunity to solve real life problems in the digital industry.
  • Valuable experience of learning from the experts through working side by side with those in the digital industry on your industry placement so that you have the chance to learn what this career is like in the real world while you continue your studies.

Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.