Computing & ICT Study Programmes
Study for a level 1 to 5 qualification. It could take you to work or on to university.
Our team of tutors is made up of a number of experienced professionals who are experts in software, hardware, software installation and networks. Whether you are looking to study at further or higher education level, MidKent College is sure to have a Computing and ICT study programme that is right for you.
Depending on the level of programme you complete, you may also be able to develop your existing interests, at the same time as being introduced to new areas such as software, graphics and website development.
What will I learn?
Challenge yourself on topics including computer animation, games and mobile development and much more! Depending on the level of programme you complete, you will also be able to develop your existing interests and be introduced to new areas such as graphics and website development. English and maths will also be a vital part of your study programme, so you’ll be equipped with the literacy and numeracy skills employers are looking for. You could also have the opportunity to progress to an HND in Information Technology at the College. Find out the difference between an ICT course and a study programme below.
We also offer a computing apprenticeship at the College too.
Why choose a MidKent College Computing & ICT study programme?
You’ll gain the understanding, skills and knowledge to confidently enter employment in the computing industry, or take your education forward to university.
What level am I?
This will be dependent on the qualifications and experience that you currently have. For some very practical subjects you'll need to start at level 1 to ensure you learn the key theory, practical knowledge and health and safety standards for your industry. Check out what level you are on our chart.
How is English & maths involved?
If you’re aged 16-18 years old, English and maths will be a key part of your study programme. You’ll study both subjects at a level that is suitable for you. You’ll then be more confident in applying these skills at work, whether that’s by writing technical documents, coding or managing databases.
What facilities and trips are available?
Students have visited the Eurogamer Expo in London, Gadget Show Live, Thorpe Park Resort, Disneyland Paris and taken part in paintballing. Many of our Computing & ICT students have also worked for MAD Creative, the creative agency established by the College in 2013. Here they learnt valuable training and SEO knowledge, giving them the insight into a potentially lucrative digital marketing career.
Is an apprenticeship available?
Yes, the College offers an apprenticeship in IT Applications Specialist at the Medway Campus.
What have your past students gone on to do?
Our students have gained employment in the local ICT industry, and also gone onto study further at university. Their web development and programming knowledge has helped them to secure apprenticeships too.
What can I do afterwards?
All organisations of any nature will always need qualified ICT staff! You could become a web developer, project manager or systems analyst. Or why not consider becoming a games developer, programmer or network engineer. Your tutor will discuss your career ambitions with you, and the best way to achieve them.
How much do web designers get paid?
Web design and development professionals in the Medway and Maidstone areas can expect to earn on average £15.40 per hour.*
Traditionally you may have studied a Computing course, where you would only study the qualification, such as software design, animation and website production. A Computing study programme is so much more than a Computing course!
This change to study programmes is due to national feedback from employers saying young people need to have more than just a “qualification”; they need to have the skills to work in their chosen industry. A study programme encompasses the subject qualification, English and maths skills as well as work experience and personal development skills. You can read more about study programmes here.
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*Data taken from EMSI April 2018