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Be a part of an exciting future

If you want to be in demand and work in a fast-paced, constantly changing industry, then a career in IT is definitely for you. A qualification in IT can also be a great stepping stone towards a career across a wide range of industries.

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Why choose us?

We ensure you are at the cutting edge of this exciting subject by teaching you the latest skills and techniques accredited by the world’s leading IT companies, such as Oracle, CompTIA and Cisco. Qualifications range from beginner through to degree-level over a wide range of specialisms such as programming, software testing, systems analysis, web design, networking and PC maintenance.

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Industry opportunities

Our close links with the computing sector mean that you will benefit from the knowledge and insight of industry experts and guest lecturers. We also regularly work with organisations such as the British Computer Society, CISCO, and CompTIA, as well as local employers to deliver courses that are tailored to the workplace.

Educational visits are also organised to give you the opportunity to see how IT is used in a real-life setting; students have previously been to France to learn about the role IT has to play in the rides and exhibits at Disneyland.

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Expert tutors and top-class facilities

Our experienced tutors will take you through each of the elements of your chosen study programme, providing practical examples to ensure that the theories learned can be applied to the working environment.

You will also benefit from the expertise and contacts of our specialist computing tutors who have worked in the IT industry in a wide range of roles including networking, programming, PC maintenance, website development and helpdesk support.

To ensure you are familiar with the latest technology used in the computing industry, we provide you with up-to-date facilities including a CISCO networking suite for practical networking and a range of Layer 1, Layer 2 and Layer 3 equipment for all forms of networking.

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What can I do next?

Student success

Year on year our students make it through to the WorldSkills UK Live Finals at the NEC in Birmingham where they have to work under pressure to complete challenges in a range of computing disciplines to be recognised as the UK’s best in their skill.

With plenty of experience under your belt alongside professional qualifications, your options for higher level study or employment will be plentiful.

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