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With 1.2 million people working in IT in the UK, it's a booming industry offering one of the best chances to be your own boss.View courses »

The growth of IT is massive, rapid and set to continue, so it's a brilliant career if you're looking for great earnings, long-term security and plenty of choice. From mastering the basics or system support right through to game programming, we offer IT courses in many specialisms and skill levels. Better still, we'll give you the support and facilities you need to make learning fun as well as relevant to finding work. And remember: our experienced tutors can help organise placements, fine-tune your CV and prepare you for a career path with opportunities in every discipline.

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With the right IT qualification you could work in almost any industry sector, choosing from specialisms like project management, gaming and social media, development and programming, business intelligence or data analysis, research and teaching. 

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Our tutors have a wide network of contacts outside the College, and they can use them to help you gain additional IT experience or even get an interview for paid work.

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IT User Support Technician
£16,000 - £37,000

IT User Support Technicians are responsible for providing technical support, advice and guidance for internal/external users of IT systems and applications, either directly or by other network interaction.

Programmer/Software Development Professional
£20,000 - £53,000

Programmer/Software Development Professionals design, develop, test and maintain software systems in order to meet the client's needs and business objectives.

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Anne Hemingway, Course Leader, IT

"After studying at The University of Nottingham I worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Before committing to full-time teaching, for many years I combined a job in industry with part-time teaching roles, arriving at Calderdale College several years ago. This allowed me to bring my experience of current workplace practice to the classroom. As the Course Leader of the Foundation Tier of ICT, I've always aimed to provide a stimulating, supportive and enjoyable environment where learners can achieve a nationally-recognised qualification in a subject relevant to every modern workplace."

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Former Level 3 IT student, Luke Ashton

I'm here because the College is the only place I know in Yorkshire that does Computer Games Programming and it's a great stepping stone to university. I would recommend this course because it offers a different environment to school. When you go to school and do Computing, you don't learn the skills that you learn here. I would like to go onto university once I finish this course and I have been given the tools to do that by Calderdale College."

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Digital Skills, Media & IT Courses

Course Attendance Start date
Access to HE Diploma (Computing) Full-time September 2018
Access to HE Diploma (Computing) Full-time September 2018
Digital Skills Development Level 1 : BTEC Certificate for IT Users Full-time September 2018
Apprenticeship in Certificate for IT Users Level 2 / Diploma for IT Users Level 3 Part-time (day) Anytime
Computer Aided Design 2D (AutoCAD) Level 2 Certificate Part-time (evening) October 2018
Digital Skills Development Level 2 - BTEC First Certificate in Information and Creative Technology Full-time September 2018
Access to HE Diploma (Computing) Full-time September 2018
Apprenticeship in Certificate for IT Users Level 2 / Diploma for IT Users Level 3 Part-time (day) Anytime
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computer Systems and Data Analysis (Business Information Systems) Full-time Week beginning 4 September 2017
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computing for Creative Industries Full-time September 2018
Computer Aided Design 2D / 3D (AutoCAD) Level 3 Certificate Part-time (evening) October 2018
Digital Marketing Part-time (day) Various start dates throughout the year
Software & Systems Development -BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computer Science Full-time September 2018
Technical and Systems Support - BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Computer Systems and Network Support Full-time September 2018
Access to HE Diploma (Computing) Full-time September 2018
BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Computing Full-time September 2017
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