Computing Principles

Diploma Computing & Digital

Course Details

Subject Area
Computing & Digital
Age Group

City Campus Manchester
(Part Time Non Released - 1 year)

Leaflet Code

Course Gallery

This level 3 course is ideal for anyone who wants to progress their career in IT or wishes to specialise their IT skills. The course will help you to develop skills across a wide range of IT topics such as web design using HTML and CSS, networking technologies and advancements and security in IT.

You will learn about ICT customer support provision, networking principles, testing and maintaining ICT systems, ICT repair centre procedure, technologies of the internet, principles of ICT system and windows server administration fundamentals.

You should have a level 2 qualification in a related subject and level 1 functional skills in English and maths. A good understanding of computer systems and network technologies is also required.

At regular intervals during the course, you'll be assessed on both your theoretical knowledge and practical understanding. This will include online tests, written assignments and observed practical building sessions.

Completing this Level 3 course will give you the qualifications you need to advance onto a higher level of study. You could apply for university courses or enrol on one of our foundation degrees in Network Engineering with Administration, Computer Network Security with Ethical Hacking, Computer Systems Engineering and Software Development.

Learners can also progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.

Click Here to explore courses and apply.

The diverse set of skills that you develop will prepare you to pursue a career as a Network Support Technician, Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist, IT Systems Administrator and Field Service Technician.

Careers page

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our Fees, Funding and Finance page to find out all the information you need.

Fees, finance and funding page

Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

Make an enquiry

Get Started...

Use our online form to complete your application.
Remember: you can start now, and save it for completing later.

Computing & Digital

In 2022, there’s expected to by 22,000 jobs in Computing & IT in Greater Manchester. Do you want to be leading the way?

View Subject Area