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Computing and Emerging Technologies – Level 2

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  • Is this course for you?

    Do you have an interest in computers? Would you like a career in networking, programming or cyber security? Then Computing and Emerging Technologies is the right course for you! You need to have a passion for computers and want to make your career in the computing world. Computing is a science; your passion needs to be in ‘how’ computing works and how it fits into society today and beyond.

    You will study a variety of subjects across the computing spectrum, including networking and how networks communicate, programming, IT support, web development, databases and digital graphics to name just a few.

    If this sounds like you, #CreateYourCareer with us!

  • Required qualifications

    For the Level 2 course you will need 4 GCSE’s at a Grade 3 or above (this includes maths and English).

  • What skills will I develop?

    Our course offers you a pathway into this exciting career. You will learn skills and knowledge in being able to troubleshoot and repair problems, write your own programme, make your own website, coding, build and maintain database systems and very importantly, identify security issues and know how to keep your systems safe and secure. You will also develop your communication skills to pitch your ideas or present your findings.

  • Careers

    Once you have completed the Level 2 course you may want to consider our Level 3 programme. Following a successful year on the level 2 and 2 years on the level 3, we offer a Foundation Degree in Computer Science here at South Staffordshire College which works in collaboration with Staffordshire University but at a lower price! Or, you could go directly to a university of your choice for a specific degree. You could move into an apprenticeship, again offered by South Staffordshire College, or you could gain employment.

    Following successful completion of a level 3 or apprenticeship, you could start your career as a Trainee IT Technician, Junior .Net Developer, Computer Engineer, Computer Repair Technician, Graphics Designer, Data Analyst to name just a few with an average wage of between £20,000 – £30,000.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated work experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.

    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    If you have not achieved your intended grade for maths and English, you will have the opportunity to continue studying these at the college. You will also be developing these skills within your study programme.

  • Other important information

    When joining the college, you will be given access to Adobe Creative Cloud along with other software that will be needed throughout your course.

    The college has been working with some exciting partners, including our Huawei Academy, to provide additional opportunities for our students to support their learning and careers, including competition opportunities and access to additional learning resources.

    The course is a 1-year study programme and you will take units that will be examined.

  • Is this course for you?

    Do you have an interest in computers? Would you like a career in networking, programming or cyber security? Then Computing and Emerging Technologies is the right course for you! You need to have a passion for computers and want to make your career in the computing world. Computing is a science; your passion needs to be in ‘how’ computing works and how it fits into society today and beyond.

    You will study a variety of subjects across the computing spectrum, including networking and how networks communicate, programming, IT support, web development, databases and digital graphics to name just a few.

    If this sounds like you, #CreateYourCareer with us!

  • Required qualifications

    For the Level 2 course you will need 4 GCSE’s at a Grade 3 or above (this includes maths and English).

  • What skills will I develop?

    Our course offers you a pathway into this exciting career. You will learn skills and knowledge in being able to troubleshoot and repair problems, write your own programme, make your own website, coding, build and maintain database systems and very importantly, identify security issues and know how to keep your systems safe and secure. You will also develop your communication skills to pitch your ideas or present your findings.

  • Careers

    Once you have completed the Level 2 course you may want to consider our Level 3 programme. Following a successful year on the level 2 and 2 years on the level 3, we offer a Foundation Degree in Computer Science here at South Staffordshire College which works in collaboration with Staffordshire University but at a lower price! Or, you could go directly to a university of your choice for a specific degree. You could move into an apprenticeship, again offered by South Staffordshire College, or you could gain employment.

    Following successful completion of a level 3 or apprenticeship, you could start your career as a Trainee IT Technician, Junior .Net Developer, Computer Engineer, Computer Repair Technician, Graphics Designer, Data Analyst to name just a few with an average wage of between £20,000 – £30,000.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated work experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.

    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    If you have not achieved your intended grade for maths and English, you will have the opportunity to continue studying these at the college. You will also be developing these skills within your study programme.

  • Other important information

    When joining the college, you will be given access to Adobe Creative Cloud along with other software that will be needed throughout your course.

    The college has been working with some exciting partners, including our Huawei Academy, to provide additional opportunities for our students to support their learning and careers, including competition opportunities and access to additional learning resources.

    The course is a 1-year study programme and you will take units that will be examined.

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