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Computing and IT

Computing and IT

Mode of study Academic Cambridge Technicals
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code CTI-CX (2123)
  • Who is it for?

    Are you looking for a career where IT skills will put you ahead? This course will give you a head start if you wish to work as an IT professional in areas like games design, cybersecurity and police forensics or in roles where IT skills are required, such as teaching, business and NHS administration and the creative areas such as film-making and photography.

    We offer this course because it gives you experience in the areas where there is growth in career opportunities.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

  • What does the course involve?

    Course Content
    Units include:
    • IT fundamentals/Systems - Hardware, networks, software, computer ethics
    • Global information. How do social media companies use our data? Can Big Data help us find the cure for Cancer?
    • Cybersecurity—what are the threats/solutions? Are you an aspiring white hacker?
    • Product development – you will develop your own IT product, eg a game, an app to measure your exercise, a website to sell your design ideas

  • How is the course assessed?

    1/3 coursework and 2/3 exam. The exams are spread throughout the course and you can resit each one at least once during the
    course. This gives you the best chance of getting your highest possible grade on this course.

  • Additional Notes

    We encourage our students to attend the Villiers Park Inspiring Excellence in Computer Science residential course.

  • Further Information

    This course will prepare you thoroughly for a wide range of courses at university or for Higher Level Apprenticeships. Previous students have gone to university to study computer games design, computer forensics, quantity surveying, digital marketing and business. Others have secured IT Apprenticeships at GCHQ, BT and Shropshire Council, Business Apprenticeships at Capgemini or broadcasting
    apprenticeships with the BBC.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email:

Charlotte Burrage

Charlotte Burrage

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing
Previous Institution: Oldbury Wells School

I have always had an interest in IT development and since studying at SCG that has only grown. I have been inspired when learning about digital graphics and that has decided my future career path. You’ll never get bored with the huge variety of areas that you cover, like business, security and game development.

Charlotte Ruscoe

Charlotte Ruscoe

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing
Previous Institution: Church Stretton School

I came to Shrewsbury Colleges Group because I had friends who spoke very highly of their experiences here. I enjoy the games development and web production and it’s great to turn your own ideas into a reality.

Tejvir Sohi

Tejvir Sohi

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT
Previous school: Charlton School

I chose this course because it is practical and would prepare me for the real world. I have developed my skills and I am now prepared for my degree Apprenticeship with PebblePad. The people on this course are so friendly and the teachers are really helpful. You’ll never get bored with the huge variety of areas that you cover, like business, security and game development.

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Career Options

  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £45,000

  • Information technology and telecommunications directors

    Up to £81,000


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