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Computing

About the Industry

There is no denying that we live in a digital world. Phones, tablets, laptops – we can even send messages from our wristwatches. It comes as no surprise that career opportunities have been hugely enhanced by this, with digital advancements having a huge impact on every sector. Technical skills are highly sought after. Research shows that there is a shortage of digital skills for digital jobs in the UK market with a large percentage of companies suffering technical skills gaps.

This course is available at levels: 2, 3

Essentials

Duration: Various Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Location: Chaffron Way Campus Fees: If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information.

What will I do?

It’s not going to come as any surprise that a lot of your time will be spent online using industry standard software to develop your skills in your chosen specialism. From the fundamentals of IT, to cyber security, to web design and prototyping, you will receive well-rounded, in-depth teaching to help you decide what your next step is going to be. You will gain an insight into the IT sector as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. You will have the opportunity to choose specialist units, so you can learn about what you’re interested in. You can expect to conduct projects both in groups and independently.

What's next?

You must be a logical thinker to succeed in IT, be technically-minded, and be great at problem-solving. You must be able to think on your feet, and be able to think outside of the box. If you want a career with wide progression options, the ability to further your learning and expand your knowledge in a variety of areas, a course in Computing is a great place to start. 
 

Is it for me?

The career opportunities in the sector are vast, with all industries requiring digital skills. A university-level qualification in your chosen subject will help you improve your skillset as well as giving you the opportunity to make new contacts in the industry. You could also go straight out into the industry in a junior role, working your way up. You could work in IT support for a major business, start-up your own web development company, or use what you’ve learned to start your own business offering IT services or web design.  

If you are aiming towards studying at Level 3, you will need at least four GCSEs at minimum grade 4/C, including English and Maths. However, these requirements and any others specific to the course will be discussed at interview.

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