IT and Computing (Digital Skills)

Overview

This course is designed to provide many of the skills required by employers. It is an in-depth two year programme that covers a wide range of topics which will combine academic and practical study of the skills you will need to enter the profession. By the end of the programme you will receive a nationally recognised qualification that will help you seek your first position in IT.

You can gain employment as business analysts, systems designers, database developers, database administrators and website developers in a wide range of organisations and also opportunities in information systems security, IT management roles and network service administrators. This course leads to a further year on the BSc (Hons) Business Technology programme to complete at the University of Greenwich, which will be subject to passing this course, the university entry process and its requirements including the availability of places.

The aims of the programme are:

To educate in the theory, technology, practice and application of Computing and the development of information systems

To give a coherent and integrated learning experience relevant to the needs of future computing professionals

To provide awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of information technology within a computing environment.

Aims of the course

To help learners who wish to progress to/within further education or higher education

To help learners develop advance learning

To help learners who are seeking to take on increased responsibilities in life and work

To help learners who are seeking to enter new work areas and are looking to update and/or add to their employment skills and knowledge

Unit Breakdown

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Assessment Method

Learners are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutors. These include role play, practical demonstration, report writing, group discussion, essay, written question/answer

Progression Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to the next level available, or seek employment.

Career Options

This can lead to completion of the BSc Hons Business Information Technology programme to complete the degree at the University of Greenwich, Business Information Technology degree at the University of Greenwich. Alternatively, it can lead to a career as a business analyst, systems designer, database developer, database administrator or website developer. It also provides opportunities in information systems security, IT management roles and network service administrator. You can explore career opportunities as a business analyst, systems designer, database developer, database administrator or website developer in a wide range of organisations. There are also opportunities in information systems security, IT management roles and network service administration.

What can I earn in the digital skills sector?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a digital skills qualification, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and an excellent salary in your sights. For example:

IT project managers start on around £29,000 a year and an earn £49,000 with 3-5 years' experience

IT user support technicians start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £33,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Website developers start on around £18,000 and can earn £32,000 with 3-5 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in digital skills, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with companies like Cisco Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers, students benefit from valuable work experience, and are taught by staff with extensive industry experience.

To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/it-computing or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What can I earn in the digital skills sector?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a digital skills qualification, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and an excellent salary in your sights. For example:

IT project managers start on around £29,000 a year and an earn £49,000 with 3-5 years' experience

IT user support technicians start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £33,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Website developers start on around £18,000 and can earn £32,000 with 3-5 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in digital skills, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with companies like Cisco Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers, students benefit from valuable work experience, and are taught by staff with extensive industry experience.

To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/it-computing or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

You will need to come to the College for an interview and complete an aptitude test. You will also need GCSE English and maths at grade C or equivalent and should be educated to A level standard.

Facilities

We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs where you will learn a range of skills.

Process for Application

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Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2019

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £5,995 p/ year
24+ £5,995 p/ year
International £0 p/ year

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

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