Computing for Digital Practitioners

Diploma Computing & Digital

Course Details

Subject Area
Computing & Digital
Age Group
16 - 18

City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 36 weeks)

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Whilst studying this course you will be working with industry specialists and gaining consistent opportunities to learn the skills required to work in the computing and digital sector, specialising in Fundamentals of IT, Global Information, Cyber Security, and Cloud Technology

During your time on the course you'll have the opportunity to take part in a range of live briefs and projects that reflect what you'd be working on in your future career in the industry.

Throughout the course you'll cover a wide variety of development-related topics including, computer networks, systems analysis and design, mobile technology, computer systems hardware and software.

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

Five GCSE's at grades 9-4 including English and English or prior achievement at Level 2. A merit or higher at Level 2 or NVQ Level 2 may be considered as GCSE equivalent.

Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

A large part of this course will be project-based, as you'll be completing a range of different assignments. You'll also take part in guest lectures and workshops with employers from our industry partners, as well as completing externally marked coursework and exams.

You could stay with us and join our HE provision at UCEN Manchester and complete a foundation degree in software development or network engineering, with an optional top-up year to earn a BA (Hons) degree.  

This diploma will give you the qualifications you need to apply for a university-level degree course.

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This course is free to enrol on if you're 16-18 years old, but if you're over 19, you might have to pay a tuition fee for this qualification.

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, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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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?

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