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Computing and IT

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Choosing a computing course at Central will help you gain the right skills to open up a career in the exciting and everchanging IT sector.

Whatever your existing knowledge and skills in IT and technology, we’ve got a course that’s right for you.

Our partner college, ncn, also offers computing courses and you can view these here. Find out more about the merger with ncn.

Further Education courses

Our IT courses will help prepare you for a career in computing. You can study a range of topics, from the basics of IT through to networking, systems support and software development. You could get the chance to build your own computer and work with robotics and programming.

We offer courses from the Level 1 linked with business right up to university level courses in systems development.

Our Level 3 programmes offer you a great route into higher education or employment in a variety of exciting roles in IT.

Higher Education courses

At Central we offer university level courses in Computing and you could benefit from:

  • Visits by industry specialist guest speakers 
  • Courses developed with employers to meet current industry needs
  • IT facilities to help prepare you for a wide range of careers in the IT sector
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Computing for Improvers (ACLS)

This course is ideal if you are a beginner in computing and need to improve your skills in the basics of computing.

Introduction to IT

This course is aimed at those who have little or no computer experience. 

IT - Technologies (Level 4)

This course can help you on the path to gaining a career in computer technical support. You’ll gain advanced skills to help towards a more senior role.

Introduction to Microsoft Office

This course is for those that are comfortable using a keyboard and mouse and wish to learn the basics of Word and Excel. 

Microsoft Units - Word Processing (Level 1)

This course consolidates existing knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Units - Spreadsheets (Level 1)

This course consolidates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

IT - Technologies (Level 3)

This course can help you on the path towards gaining a career in computer technical support and will give you more advanced knowledge.

Computing for Beginners (PCDL)

This is an excellent introduction to using a computer including word processing, internet and email.

  • computers
  • internet
  • email
  • PCDL

Advanced Apprenticeship in Information and Communications Technology (Level 3)

This qualification is ideal if you plan to work in an ICT support role in public or private sector organisations. You’ll build on your existing IT skills and we’ll get you industry-ready!

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  • apprenicticeship
  • computing
  • IT

Apprenticeship in Information and Communications Technology (Level 2)

This course is ideal if you want to work in an ICT support role while gaining a qualification. One of the great things about ICT is that you can work just about anywhere!

  • Computing and IT
  • apprenticeship
  • IT
  • computing

Computing Higher National HNC (Level 4)

This HNC gives you the opportunity to develop a wide range of highly relevant subject skills to open up a career in the exciting and ever-changing IT sector.

Microsoft Units - Databases (Level 1)

This course consolidates existing knowledge of Microsoft Access.

Computing Higher National HND (Level 5)

This HND gives you the opportunity to develop a wide range of highly relevant subject skills to open up a career in the exciting and ever-changing IT sector.

IT - Hardware (Level 3)

This is a great course to choose if you’d like to pursue a career in IT, with an emphasis on networking and system support.

IT - Software (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

This is a great course to choose if you’d like to pursue a career in IT, with an emphasis on gaining the right qualification to apply to university..

IT - Systems (Level 2)

This course could be just what you’re looking for if you would like a career in the information and creative technology industry.

IT - Technologies (Level 2)

This course can help you on the path towards building a career in computer technical support.

IT and Business (Level 1)

This course enables you to develop valuable skills and knowledge across IT and general business, so you can go on to further study or even a job in IT or business.

IT User Skills (IT and Business) (Level 2)

This course will build on your existing IT skills and help you understand the way businesses use IT in practice. You’ll pick up skills that can be transferred into the world of work.

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