Computing & IT
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current academic year (2019/20) and are subject to change next year.

For students under 19

Our courses & apprenticeships are usually free if you are 18 or under on the 31st of August 2019. Some courses have additional fees for things like materials and travel, which you will need to pay at the start of your course. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support for these costs.

For students aged 19 or over

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees. Some courses may be free, depending on your circumstances. Certain Level 3 & 4 courses require you to pay the fee in full or take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for your course. Please see our guide to fees for more information.

International Students

Students from outside the EU/EEA need to pay the full international fee for their course. Please note, West London College does not offer Tier 4 Visa Sponsorship for students to study in the United Kingdom.


About this course

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.

Entry Requirements

2-4 GCSEs grade A*-D (including Maths and English, or functional skills at Level 1 in Maths and English), or a BTEC Level 1 Diploma with level 1 Functional skills in Maths and English. Successful completion of internal assessment is also required.

Assessment Method

The majority of the course will be assessed through coursework, with only the Functional Skills Mathematics and English, or GCSEs being assessed through controlled exams.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who completed this course went on to a Level 3 course such as BTEC L3 Diploma. We offer a variety of options based on your success level and future ambitions.

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 & Southall Community 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.