IT and Computing (Digital Skills)


Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 8 weeks
Start Date 17/09/2018
End Date 16/11/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £150 p/ year
24+ £150 p/ year
International £480 p/ year


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This course is designed to help beginners master basic information technology skills and build computer confidence at home or at work whilst gaining a recognised qualification.

Aims of the course

To provide you with an Entry level IT skills that could lead to further education in IT or related area. It can offer those moving into their first job roles the confidence to work effectively with ICT and deal with tasks that arte straightforward or routing.

Unit Breakdown

The course includes: IT Fundamentals Word Processing Software Spreadsheet Software

Assessment Method

Learners are assessed through practical assignments.

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 course can lead to further education or employment in information and communications technology or related areas

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 or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

No previous knowledge or formal qualification is required. Initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability.


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

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

What could I earn?

  • IT specialist managers £49,800
  • Programmers and software development professionals £36,500
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c. £35,900

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Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT

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