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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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IT Users (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to develop the personal skills and qualities needed to work in IT and to help you achieve your full  potential.

IT Software and Games (Level 3 Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy gaming and want to learn the technical side to creating computer games and other specialist software.

IT (Level 3 Diploma) - Full-time

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

Information and Creative Technology (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to further develop your skills and knowledge of IT and boost your career prospects.

Emailing Made Simple - Part-time

Learn how to send and receive emails and use the various features available.

CCNA Connecting Networks - Part-time

Achieve an industry standard qualification required by most networking employers.

CCNA LAN Scaling Networks - Part-time

This course will provide you with a theoretical and practical approach to designing and implementing a converged switch network.

CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials - Part-time

Achieve an industry standard qualification required by most networking employers.

CCNA Network Fundamentals- Part-time

This course will provide you with a theoretical and practical approach to communications in data networks.

eBay for Beginners - Part-time

Do you have lots of things that you think you could sell but don’t know where to start? Ever thought of selling them online?

Computing for Improvers - Part-time

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 - Part-time

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

  • PCDL

Introduction to Microsoft Office - Part-time

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

  • PCDL

Microsoft Units: Word Processing (Level 1) - Part-time

This course consolidates existing knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Units: Spreadsheets (Level 1) - Part-time

This course consolidates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

ICT Systems Support (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to pursue a career in networking, computer hardware systems and in support role.

Computing for Beginners - Part-time

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

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  • 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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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!

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Computing Higher National HNC (Level 4) - Full or Part-time

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) - Part-time

This course consolidates existing knowledge of Microsoft Access.

  • PCDL

Computing Higher National HND (Level 5) - Full-time

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 Networking (Level 3) - Full-time

This is a great course to choose if you’d like to develop the technical skills and knowledge which you’ll need to become a networking professional. You will also study two semesters from the CISCO Discovery pathway: CCNA Networking for Home and Small Business and CCNA Working…

IT (Level 3 Extended Diploma) - Full-time

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.

ICT Systems Support (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are on the path towards building a career in computer technical support.

IT User Skills (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want 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 (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like a career in IT and you’re interested in learning more about the industry and the skills you’ll need to succeed within it.

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