Computing

Computing

Computing

The Computing course is designed for those interested in learning about the wide Computing sector. This Level 3 vocational programme is designed to help you develop your subject knowledge and skills of computer systems. You will use computational-thinking skills to solve problems, study IT system security threats and the methods used to protect against them. You will also investigate the computer games industry, even designing and developing your own computer game.

Queen Mary’s College offers a wide range of courses within the field of Digital Technology; Electronics, Computer Science & Information Technology. Whether your interests lie in artificial intelligence, cyber security or games development, our range of courses will give you the opportunity to develop your digital abilities.

By using using state-of-the-art equipment in dedicated labs, the skills you gain will help you make a successful transition directly into employment, onto a higher-level apprenticeship, or allow you to apply to the most selecting of universities. Whatever your ambition, improving your digital skills will help you get there.

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Where can this course take me?

The computing course provides transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university or employment. The transferable skills that universities and employers value include:

  • cognitive and problem-solving skills: use critical thinking, approach non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, use systems and technology
  • intrapersonal skills: communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation
  • interpersonal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Computing will allow progression to a variety of degrees when combined with other suitable Level 3 qualifications, whilst companies in the Basingstoke area offer a wide range of apprenticeships or jobs that you could apply for after achieving this qualification.

Over the next decade, jobs in IT will grow five times faster than the UK average.” – Department for Business, Innovation and skills.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular enrichments for students to develop their abilities and try something new, beyond the classroom. Students are able to enrol in competitions such as the Cyber Centurion Challenge, strengthening skills such as team work and communication. Among a large variety of enrichments at QMC, as a computing student, you can get involved in a variety of enrichments that also relate to your course such as:

  • Minecraft For All
  • Tabletop Games
  • Esports Escapism

View more enrichment opportunities here.

Any Questions?

Our Head of Department, Nick Everett will be happy to help.

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