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 is a Level-1 Art, Design and Media qualification, but places emphasis on development of digital skills. It is for you if you’re interested in a mixture of IT and basic game development.

On the course, you will be introduced to a range of IT, Design and Game Development activities. You will work using state of the art industry standard software during your course. Students will receive a L1 Award in Art Design & Media (UAL) on successful completion of the course.

Site: Hammersmith

What is the course structure? The course is made up of 3 individual units, with focus on aspects of IT, Design and game development. The mandatory units will require you to study research techniques and introduce processes and skills relevant to IT, art, design & media. The specialist unit will require you to complete a self-generated final project.

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

Minimum age requirement: 16

Modules include: Unit 1 Introduction to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media Unit 2 Introduction to contextual research in art, design and media Unit 7 Art, design and media project

Entry Requirements

Minimum of Entry Level 3 English and Maths qualifications. We interview all students and require all interviewees to show evidence of artistic ability. Interviewees who have not studied Art & Design before will be required to complete a drawing task. We are looking for enthusiastic students who are prepared to try their hand at a range of activities with a 'can do' attitude.

Assessment Method

Student assessment is based on course work, both practical and written (marked by your college teachers and verified by the UAL awarding body).

Progression Opportunities

What job could I get afterwards? The course will open up a wide range of creative career opportunities including game developer, and/or working in the IT industry. However, most students continue onto one of our full Level 1 Diploma courses.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated computer labs equipped with industry standard software packages.

When will I learn? The course is a full time programme of study. You will attend classes at least 4 days per week, and will also be expected to work on practical projects outside of scheduled classtimes. Classes will be scheduled at various times between 9am and 5pm. Students will also be required to attend Functional Skills classes in English and Maths, and attend a 35 hour Work Experience placement.


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.