This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or Computing. It will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of many different aspects of IT and computing including networking, application development and web design.

In addition to the core modules of Communication & Employability Skills , Computer Systems & Information Systems, other units studied will vary according to the pathway followed. The units on offer at each campus will vary.

Digital Creativity and Application Development pathways at the other campuses will include units on:

  • Web Design & Web Development,
  • Web Server scripting,
  • Client Side Customisation of Web Pages,
  • Digital Graphics & Web Animation,
  • Software Design & Development,
  • Developing Computer Games,
  • Object Oriented Programming and
  • Event Driven Programming.

All students will be placed on the Certificate in year 1. Upon successful completion of year 1, students can progress to year 2 to gain the Diploma or Extended Diploma.

The study programme will include an opportunity to study skills where you will complete modules such as Word and Excel to gain the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualification. You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week, which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.

This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or Computing. It will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of many different aspects of IT and computing including networking, application development and web design.

In addition to the core modules of:

  • Communication & Employability Skills
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Systems

Other units studied will vary according to the pathway followed. The pathways and units on offer at each campus will vary.

Network & System Support Pathway, offered at the Hammersmith campus, will include, amongst many others, units on Managing Networks, IT Technical Support, IT Systems Trouble Shooting & Repair and Installing and upgrading Software.

Digital Creativity and Application Development pathways at the other campuses will include units on Web Design & Web Development, Web Server scripting, Client Side Customisation of Web Pages, Digital Graphics & Web Animation, Software Design & Development, Developing Computer Games, Object Oriented Programming and Event Driven Programming.

All students will be placed on the 90 credit Diploma in year 1. Upon successful completion of year 1, students can progress to year 2 to gain the full Extended Diploma.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week, which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.

Organisations increasingly rely on computer systems in all areas of their operations and decision-making processes. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that IT systems run correctly and are regularly maintained. IT support, or technical support, is a service that provides this kind of support, as well as helping with specific problems with computer technology. IT support technicians may install and configure computer systems, diagnose hardware and software faults, and solve technical and applications problems, either over the phone or in person, and/or monitor and maintain the computer systems and networks of an organisation. Organisations need the IT support to ensure that their digital products, services and systems work effectively.

This qualification is for learners who want to start a career in IT support. This course is for you if you are looking to gain the skills and knowledge to undertake an IT support technician job role. It is an ideal qualification if you are intending to progress directly to employment in IT, or to an IT apprenticeship.

Learners will be required to complete all four units which will include:

  • Set Up and Configure Technology Systems;
  • Exploring Current and Emerging Technologies;
  • Security Protection and Risk Management;
  • Working as an IT Support Technician.

All learners will also get a chance to improve their literacy and numeracy to level 2, either with a programme of study that includes GCSE English and Maths, or Functional skills English and Maths. The study programme will include work experience for a week which will enable you to develop your employability skills further as well as study skills where you will complete modules such as Word and Excel to gain the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualification.

This is an exciting course that will offer learners who wish to progress in IT, Media or administration an opportunity to develop essential study skills along with vocational units to create a firm foundation for successful progression to Level 1 qualifications. The Award in IT is ideal for learners who are not yet ready to commit to a larger qualification. As well as developing your knowledge and understanding of IT and Business in general, you will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week .

Units covered will include:

  • Introduction to Study Skills,
  • Generating and Presenting a Business Idea,
  • Internet Skills,
  • Word Processing and Spreadsheet awareness. You will have a personal progress tutor who will support you throughout the course. All learners will also get a chance to improve their literacy and numeracy to level 1, with a programme of study that includes Functional skills English and Maths.

This course will help you engage with education and support your progression plans for next year into a full time L1 course within the college.

This is a Level-2 IT qualification with a focus on Games and Animation. It is for you if you’re interested in a mixture of IT (gaming and animation) and creative subjects. The course will allow you to develop your skills in cutting edge digital work.

On the course, you will be introduced to a wide range of creative activities including software-based design, animation and programming.

You will work using state of the art industry standard software during your course.

What is the course structure?

The course is made up of individual units with focus on multiple aspects of games and animation. The mandatory units will enable you to study particular IT areas in depth, and specialist units will be aimed at delivering course specific knowledge and skills, with all internal assessments.

Your Study Programme will include the main course, a weekly tutorial, work experience placement, employability skills development and English and Maths as required.

Minimum age requirement: 16

What subjects will I study?

Units will include (combination of some of the following):

  • Level 2 - Unit 01 - Communicating in the IT industry

  • Level 2 - Unit 02 - Working in the IT industry

  • Level 2 - Unit 03 - Business IT skills

  • Level 2 - Unit 04 - Installing computer hardware

  • Level 2 - Unit 05 - Installing computer software

  • Level 2 - Unit 09 - Website development

  • Level 2 - Unit 10 - Computer graphics

  • Level 2 - Unit 11 - Multimedia design

  • Level 2 - Unit 13 - Interactive media production

  • Level 2 - Unit 16 - Project planning using IT

  • Level 2 - Unit 17 - Customising software

  • Level 2 - Unit 19 - Mobile communications technology

  • Level 2 - Unit 22 - Developing computer games

  • Level 2 - Unit 23 - Spreadsheet modelling

  • Level 2 - Unit 24 - Animation techniques

This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or Computing. As well as learning how to use a variety of software packages, English and Mathematics are included in the course timetable. Learners will also be taught important skills such as internet safety and setting up a PC. All students will have a personal progress tutor who will support them through the course.

Modules will include amongst others - Website development, Spreadsheet and database, Computer graphics as well as Project planning using IT. Modules may vary at each campus. Employability units will be built into your programme of study.

All learners will also get a chance to improve their literacy and numeracy to level 2, either with a programme of study that includes GCSE English and Maths, or Functional skills English and Maths. You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.

This course is for you if you are planning a career in IT or computing.

As well as introducing the world of IT, this course will also develop the learning skills you need to be successful at level 2 and beyond. You will learn important skills such as being organised and working with others as well as how to use a variety of software packages and will study Functional Skills English and Mathematics. All students will have a personal progress tutor who will support them throughout the course.

Modules will include:

  • Being Organised,
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan,
  • Working with others,
  • Researching a Topic,
  • Using Digital Communication Technologies,
  • Solving Technical IT Problem,
  • Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems,
  • Creating a Website,
  • Developing a Computer Program,
  • Creating a Digital Animated Graphic.

The study programme will include Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and study skills where you will have the opportunity to complete modules such as Word and Excel to gain the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualification. You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week, which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.