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Computing and Digital

LOG IN TO THE THRIVING COMPUTING AND GAMES SECTOR WITH OUR EXCITING RANGE OF COURSES.

Offered at

North Notts College

As a computing student at North Notts College you’ll study a range of areas including web and app development, animation, computer architecture and programming, digital graphics, IT repair, network management, cyber security, project management and more.

You will learn from tutors who have experience across the IT industry, from computer networking and software engineering to games development
and programming, who pass on their knowledge and apply their experiences to their teaching.

Our courses are taught in specialist computer studios and offer access to industry-standard software including Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, Construct
2 and Game Maker Studio. You’ll also have access to a HTC Vive, 3D printer, Raspberry Pis and a private network for network management.

Your Pathways

  • Level 2

    Computing

    Digital Business and Media

  • Level 3

    Computing

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Games Design

  • Level 6

    BSc (Hons) in Computing and Systems Development

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 9,901 JOBS IN THE COMPUTING INDUSTRY IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

FUTURE CAREERS IN COMPUTING AND GAMES

The computing and digital sector is ideal for those who like to keep up-to-date with the latest technology, are creative thinkers and are passionate about working in an industry which is in high demand.

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Software Developer

Average salary - £48,200*

Software Developers design, build, test, implement and maintain computer programs to meet specifications.

Day-to-day tasks:

Discuss requirements with clients, take part in design and progress meetings, write and amend computer code, test software and diagnose and fix problems, keep accurate records of the development process, carry out quality checks before release and maintain systems.**

Working environments:

Office settings or a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

IT Project Manager

Average salary - £57,100*

IT Project Managers oversee the development and installation of computer hardware and software systems.

Day-to-day tasks:

Speak to the clients to find out their requirements, work to an agreed timescale and budget, coordinate the project team, monitor progress and keep clients informed, solve problems as they arise and provide training to handover the new system.**

Working environments:

Office settings or a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the computing sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Integration
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
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