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Computing & IT

Nescot's computing department brings you teaching from industry experts combined with the drive for innovation and success. Our students have excelled in national and international IT competitions, and many progress into prestigious universities and careers.

Available courses

The Computing Department


Nescot’s computing department is highly successful in WorldSkillsUK competitions and our students compete every year at a national and international level in IoT, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure. Tutors have excellent experience within the industry and have forged strong links with national and local IT Companies.


What You Can Expect
  • On each course you will study a range of units covering hardware and software, with an emphasis on the practical skills you need to succeed in industry.
  • We run Cyber Security workshops in partnership with the NCC Group, Comptia, Sophos and BAE Systems, where students take part in the Cyber SecurityChallenge UK and have talks and practical demonstrations from industry experts.
  • We work closely with Kingston University, and our students get work experience and training with organisations including BAE Systems, Cisco, IBM and Bidatask.
  • You can expect to be able to shine at competitions like WorldSkills UK, in which the Department has won two bronze, five silver and six gold medals since 2010. Seven of our students have been selected for the TeamUK squad and three of our students have gone on to represent their country at the highest level. 
Our Staff

You’ll be taught by people with experience in the industry. Our tutors have worked in Network Administration and Security, Project Management, Web Applications Development, Software Development and Database Programming. We have close links and academy status with the leading organisations in Big Data, Cloud Solutions and Cyber security. The Department also has a 20-year relationship with Cisco and was one of the first institutions to be granted Cisco Academy status.

Our Facilities

You will train on our two floors of modern computer suites, equipped with the latest software. The department can also boast its own specialist electrical circuit design software, multisims and satellite tracking equipment.

Progression

Every single student in this department will research, apply for and carry out work experience in an area that interests them. This is made possible by our fantastic links with businesses and organisations such as Toyota and London Transport. You will also benefit from activities with cutting edge companies like Atkins and specialist industry speakers.

Computing extends to every area of the economy and no other skill is so uniquely placed to allow you to map your own future. Whether you long to be part of a large international company, or the key person in a small organisation, computing skills can take you wherever you want to go. All our courses give you the option of pursuing your education or entering employment. 

Our students have gone on to:

  • HND Computing - Nescot
  • Computing BSc (Hons) (Top-up) - Nescot
  • King’s College London
  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Hull
  • University of Roehampton
  • Kingston University London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Bristol

POSSIBLE CAREERS...

  • Artificial intelligence data specialist
  • Cyber security technician
  • Cyber intrusion analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Digital support technician
  • Infrastructure technician
  • IT solutions technician
  • IS business analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Software developer


At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.

Skills you will gain

All organisations rely on IT and there a huge number of opportunities for a successful and varied career for people skilled in IT. Our courses teach transferable skills that will help you adapt and grow throughout your career.

  • Software development
  • IT Networking
  • Hardware installation and maintenance
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Motivation and self-development
  • Interview skills
  • Communication
  • Professional standards


Photograph of a Nescot student

“At the moment we’re working on databases and spreadsheets, and next we’re starting a unit about networking. Everything we’re studying is new to me, but the teachers are so good at explaining things. I’m made so much progress since I started at Nescot, and that’s all because of the teachers.”

Photograph of a Nescot student

We’ve studied everything from website development to networking, programming, and cyber security. There are so many different potential career routes, and you get to explore them all to see what would suit you in your career or at university. In the future I’m planning to work for the police, specialising in cyber security.