225 Computing

Computing and IT

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Are you looking for a career working in ICT? Then our courses will give you the solid foundation you need to fulfil your ambition. You will get the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a range of ICT disciplines while at the same time building up your English and maths to the required level.

You will develop your personal skills and gain the practical vocational skills you need to work in different IT environments including IT systems and software development.

Why West Cheshire College?

You will develop skills in computing hardware and use the latest industry-standard software applications such as Windows 8.1, Office 2013, Adobe Creative Suite, Netbeans, Eclipse Android Development, SQL Express 2012 and Microsoft Visual Studio.

Career opportunities in Computing
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Web Editor
Web Developer
Web Designer
Web Content Manager
Technical Author
IT Systems Architect
Systems Analyst
Software Developer
Network Manager
Network Engineer
IT Support Technician
Helpdesk Professional
Forensic Computer Analyst
E-learning Developer
Database Administrator
Computer Service and Repair Technician

Trips and Activities

Students take part in technology-related trips to the Gadget Show and Bletchley Park plus trips to Europe to discover more about the European computing industry.


Most students progress to higher-level study at the College either from Level 1 to Level 2 or from Level 2 to Level 3, or progress into employment or Apprenticeships in the IT industry.

Most Level 3 students progressed on to university including our own Foundation Degree in Computer Science.

Did you know?

In this region there are around 4,266 job vacancies for Software Developers available per year - they earn on average £17.40 per hour.