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Computer Science and IT (Intermediate) - Level 2


This computer science course will introduce you to the world of computing and give you various computing skills to progress to higher-level study in many areas including creative computing, software development and technical support and networking, providing a progression route onto a more advanced work-related qualification.

You will develop a range of up-to-date practical skills, such as basic programming, web design and PC repair.

Together, these skills will support you in pursuing a career such as a programmer, software developer, web developer, IT business analyst and systems designer.

This course is specifically designed to develop the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto a T Level. At West Notts College we offer two T Levels:

Start dates and fees

You will be given access to all the software and hardware that you will need to complete this course, however we do suggest that you purchase a box file and several plastic document wallets to help you store and present your work.

A data stick, although not essential, is also recommended.

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20241224A1718FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Automation 
  • Web development
  • Technology systems
  • Digital graphics
  • Software development
  • Computer security
  • Building a PC
  • Multimedia products development.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English language or maths

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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