This course is ideal if you want to develop skills and knowledge of software and hardware and gain a greater understanding of the IT industry. It will advance your problem-solving skills and give you an introduction to this rapidly expanding industry.
Focusing on using software, you'll cover all aspects of computer systems and carry out basic installation and configuration. You'll learn how to design and create databases, edit computer-generated images and develop websites, video and other assets. The units will develop your team work skills applied to computing and IT. We also have an arrangement with Microsoft DreamSpark so you'll be able to download MS programming and operating systems software for free.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
All units are assessed by coursework, using assignments featuring realistic work-based projects that will challenge and boost your understanding of IT.
Three GCSEs A*-D/9-3 including English or maths; OR a relevant Level 1 qualification plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.
If you don't meet all the entry requirements for this course don't worry - you can still apply. You may need to take a preparatory Level 1 course with us first to pick up all the skills you need for further study. We'll discuss this at your interview.
You can progress on to one of our Level 3 computing or games development courses or to a junior role in the IT industry. South Thames College offers IT courses and computer courses up to university level so there are many opportunities to progress with us.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.