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With extensive advancements in technology, and with data breaches becoming increasingly more common and sophisticated, professionals working in this industry have never been in higher demand.

Computing is a very creative field that combines invention with methodical thinking, and the skills that you’ll develop in our state-of-the-art computer suites, can be transferred to a wide variety of business, scientific and social contexts.

St Helens College provides a wide range of courses at different levels, enabling you to develop your technical skills and abilities in preparation for your chosen profession. 

You will benefit

Our department alone offers more than 100 computers that you will have access to, in addition to software such as MS Office applications, Visual Studio Development, Unity Graphics Engine and Geometrics, so you can rest assured that you'll have all of the latest equipment and software to maximise your studies.

You will also have the opportunity to impress future employers and universities by working towards Microsoft Office Specialist Master status alongside your studies. 

You will succeed

Follow in the footsteps of our previous students who now work with industry leaders such as Microsoft, BT and a wide range of local computing firms. Others have gone on to secure places within the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship which attract more than 400,000 candidates from around the world. Finalists will travel to Dallas, Texas where they will compete and demonstrate their exceptional talents.

You will stand out

As well as providing courses with a wide variety of units and progression opportunities, our industry experienced tutors will work to ensure that you stand out when applying for jobs or further qualifications. Not only will you be encouraged to compete in competitions, you will be able to take part in a number of enrichment and extra-curricular activities. 

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Picture showing the types of careers and wage you could earn in the Computing and IT industry. Web Designer: £18k - £40k, Cyber Security Analyst: £25k - £70k, IT Support Technician: £18k - £35k, Software Engineer: £25k - £70k, Programme and Software Developer: £24k - £30k, IT Systems Manager: £45k - £65k+

*Salary data collected from various sources, July 2022