“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’ve made so much progress since I started at Nescot, and that’s all because of the teachers.”
Computing & IT - Level 3
In 2020, first year computing student Lucy Raymondu was among a handful of students nationally to be shortlisted to represent the UK in the Huawei Global computing competition.
“I was initially nervous about taking part, but preparing for this has been very exciting. It’s like professional work, making sure you understand principles so you can implement them under pressure.”
Lucy’s tutor said “Nominating Lucy was an easy decision – her hard work and dedication to developing her skills in class and her own time are exactly what these competitions require. Whether she is part of a winning team or not, taking part will open up new ambitions and opportunities for a bright career in computing!”
Lucy completed an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course at a London college last year, choosing to move on to computing at Nescot because of our strong reputation for IT courses.
The thing that draws me to IT is being able to solve problems. Nescot offers a huge range of IT courses, and they’re easy to fit around your job. CCNA is challenging,but the teaching here is excellent and it’s a great qualification to have.
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.