This NQ Computing and Information Technology course will give you an introduction to this subject area and the basic skills necessary to progress onto further study in Computing, IT or another subject.
The course is designed to ensure you have the correct level of digital skills to equip you for moving on. Successful students will gain a certificate from the British Computer Society in Digital Employability.
What will I learn?
- Software development
- Web development
- Introduction to networking
- Computer hardware
- Digital imaging
- Computing fundamentals
- Web design and web development
- Digital employability
- Working as a team
- BCS qualification (British Computer Society)
Employer and industry links
Studying with us is about more than gaining a certificate, it’s also about getting a job you’ll want to do and continue to develop. Throughout your time here, we'll help you to build your employability skills — they're the soft skills and personal attributes that make you more likely to get a job, do a good job or get a better job. These are the skills employers rate and we will ensure you are given the best chance to succeed.
Not only will we equip you with the skills you'll need but you'll also get access to a host of other activities from meeting employers to taking part in workshops and enterprise activities and our highly trained staff will give you the best preparation for further study or getting employment.
Jobs and further study
- NQ Computing and Information Technology Level 5 or 6 or, in exceptional circumstances, moving on to an HND.
- You will have the potential to progress to a range of jobs in computing and IT.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Two national 4 qualifications or equivalent.
- A suitable employer or academic reference.
- We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications.
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
Please note: if you meet the entry criteria and have a suitable reference, you will be accepted on the course without an interview. If you do not, you will be interviewed.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.
Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.
When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your
application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:
- selection will be by qualifications, possibly an interview, and reference
- proof of qualifications and a suitable academic reference must be supplied before an offer can be made
- interviews where necessary will take place within four weeks of applying.
You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by email within 10
working days of the interview.
Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information such as start
date, induction and funding information.