Computing & IT
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

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.

Entry Requirements

Entry 3 Vocational qualification, Literacy at Entry 3 (requires a pass at speaking, listening, reading and writing) and Entry 3 numeracy. Interview & Assessment

Assessment Method

The majority of the course is assessed through coursework, a mixture of in class assignment projects and presentations with only the Functional Skills Mathematics and English being assessed through a controlled exam.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who completed this course went on to the Level 2 Diploma in IT. Progression to other subjects is also possible at this level. Each campus offers their own variety of subjects at Level 2.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and IT labs with the latest software and equipment.
You will have up to 16 hours of timetabled classes each week including a group tutorial with your personal tutor, who will support and encourage you throughout the duration of the course. As part of the course employer visits and guest speakers will be arranged to enhance and contextualise your learning. This course is offered at Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing Green and Southall Campuses.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.