Computer & Software Development
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Our computing, IT and software development department has a reputation for delivering high quality programmes that can lead to an exciting and diverse career. The content of these courses aims to reflect the constantly changing career paths that are available to our students in this ever-developing industry. Students will have the opportunity to take part in external competitions and events, attend relevant seminars and hear from guest speakers, all of which will give you an excellent knowledge base to kick-start a career in computing and software development. This industry changes minute by minute so we aim to incorporate real life workplace and business settings into our projects and assignments to enhance our students’ understanding. Our courses will help students develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to begin a career in the Computing & Software Development industry.
“I have always been fascinated with computers and had a passion for computer programming. My tutor is incredibly knowledgeable and was genuinely interested in my motivation and enthusiasm to learn. The process I needed to work through to achieve the grades I needed was simplified by the level of teaching and understanding. We are taught theory and also have practical sessions in which we can practice the skills needed for the work environment. This includes soft skills such as team work. Basically, I love this course! The work experience I have been able to complete as part of my course has been exceptional. My tutor helped to secure a placement, which matched my interests. Subsequently, I have been offered a summer job with the same company. I have already recommended the College to school students I know. The teaching standard is brilliant. The tutors are really aware of the current job market and the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. Upon completion of this course, I really want to continue with my academic study and go to university and then study for a Masters qualification.”
Level 3 Extended Diploma IT
Our Computing and Software Development department has an excellent and long-standing reputation for delivering high quality training programmes. Our modern computer suites feature up-to-the-minute hardware and software with i7 processors and dual screens and our computers are regularly updated with the latest technology. Our Computing & Software Development department has a proud history of success at the annual WorldSkills competition, and we actively encourage and support students’ involvement with external competitions and events, which increases their confidence and skills.
Kendal College’s reputation, expertise and modern facilities will ensure that you have an excellent learning experience. Our students work in a bright and inspiring environment and are well supported by our industry professional tutors who are committed to providing our students with support and guidance throughout their studies. The College has developed excellent relationships with local businesses, which provides our students with a range of external practical work experience. Our students undertake a range of project work including creating a security database for Booths supermarket and website development work for local schools and community groups.
Most of our students progress to university and Higher Level study to undertake degrees and honours degrees in areas like software engineering or development, programming, IT or systems analysis. Other students move directly into employment or secure apprenticeship or trainee opportunities with a variety of organisations. The good news is, in this industry, you won’t be short on opportunities. As technology advances, so does demand for qualified computing specialists so roles such as webmasters, security specialists, digital content creators, and games developers are emerging all of the time.
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