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Whether you are looking at improving your own IT skills or you are pursuing a career in a highly technical branch of computing, we have a wide range of flexible courses that will fit comfortably around your lifestyle. 

Why computing and IT

As our way of life becomes more and more entwined with technology, there has never been a better time to start a career in computing. The industry is rapidly changing, and so are the skills needed to make it to the top. 

Our expert lecturers know their stuff, whether your interests lie in artificial intelligence, software development, networking, robotics, computer science or cyber security, and they will set you up for a career that offers opportunities across the globe. 

Our facilities, which include a state-of-the-art NVIDIA DGX-1 and more than 100 high-spec PCs, put us near the top of the list for what further education colleges can offer students; whilst our highly knowledgeable lecturers can support those looking to gain a university-level qualification.

Choose your course

Computer Systems Development

  • Course code: UF6281, UX6282
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)

Applied Computer Science

  • Course code: UFI0002, UXI0002
  • Level: 6
  • Qualification: BSc (Hons)
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: One year (FT), two years (PT)

Software Development

  • Course code: UF3366, UX3366
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
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Kevin Burkitt

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Dr Chris Ford

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