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.Department information
Essential Digital Skills for Work and Life
A starter course in using computers for work and home life.
Principles of Cyber Security (Distance Learning)
The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Cyber Security is to provide learners with sector awareness. It will do this by introducing the knowledge and understanding in roles and issues relating to Cyber Security. The secondary purpose is to act as a steppingstone that will lead learners into studying Cyber Security at a higher level.
Understanding Coding (Distance Learning)
Coding is what makes it possible for anyone to create computer software. Websites, apps, and social media are all made with code – it is a language that tells computers what action to perform. This qualification is designed for anyone who is looking to gain an introduction to coding. As the world is evolving digitally and the digital sector is growing, this course will give you an insight into the principles of coding, and how coding is used in practice for software development.
Access to HE Computing
The Access to HE Computing will set you on the right track for a career in IT and Telecoms. Digital Technologies such as Software Engineering and Network Security are a growth area for job opportunities in London and the South east. This course is designed to give upskill adult learners to gain the skills and knowledge they need to gain employment in the IT Sector or move on to further study of Computing at a University level.
Certificate in Cyber Security Practices
This course provides a detailed insight into the rapidly growing and developing area of cyber security. Building on your existing IT knowledge, the course covers the fundamentals of cyber security and aims to equip learners with the skills to adapt to the ever-changing requirements of professionals in this sector. From September 2023, this course will be delivered at Nescot as part of the Sussex and Surrey Institute of Technology
Diploma in Software Development
This qualification was developed in consultation with industry experts and is awarded by Gateway Qualifications. The Code Institute supports delivery with their learning platform giving in where and when you learn. You will also be fully supported and guided through the qualification by NESCOT’s academic team. This qualification is a pathway to employment for those who want to work in the tech industry as software developers.
The Computing Department is a vital part of the college and we have been preparing students to work in our fast moving industry for nearly a quarter of a century. Our job is to help you to become a computing professional and we do this in three main ways:
Nescot offers a wide range of courses and pathways, including degrees and higher education, and our renowned Cisco Academy puts your learning at the leading edge of professional development.
We know that computing is one of the most exciting sectors to work in because we’ve been there. One of the best things about our staff is the breadth of industry experience we bring to our teaching. Our sector expertise ranges from programming systems analysts for international futures trading houses, to electrical engineering, satellite communications and website design.
You will benefit from our extremely high calibre teaching professionals. We operate an open door policy for our students and tutors are available by email outside teaching hours. We bolster this approach by keeping our class sizes small to give each student maximum attention from tutors and our courses are delivered at times to suit busy working professionals.
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.
Previous students are working at the highest levels of the industry in specialised consultancy or in exciting roles like developing audio visual technology for internationally televised live events. The combination of Nescot’s facilities with the industry knowledge and teaching excellence of our staff will give you the edge you need to succeed in this fast paced, financially rewarding sector.
Cisco Career Certification is universally recognised as the industry standard for network design and support, enabling individuals and companies to achieve increasing levels of technical proficiency and dramatically improving productivity, customer satisfaction, and return on investment.
These high level qualifications are now available to you through Nescot College, where our expert staff will give you practical advice on technical courses. We will make sure you have the right course for your business needs, your budget and your trainees level of experience.
Once a training package has been agreed, our staff will use their expertise to source the maximum government funding to deliver the best results within your budget.
Courses are available with minimum disruption to business lives, with evening, daytime block release and distance options. You and your staff will also have access to all the support on offer to our full-time students.
Our courses will fully prepare trainees to test standard while our virtual learning site allows you to ask unlimited questions to qualified, experienced tutors day or night.
Whether you are a small company looking to reduce help desk calls and increase productivity, or a large enterprise needing to effectively manage organisational change, we will develop the most comprehensive yet cost-effective solution.
Cisco is the leading manufacturer of networking equipment, including routers, bridges, frame switches and ATM switches, dial-up access servers and network management software and its operating systems and routing protocols have become de facto standards.
With Cisco certified professionals amongst the highest paid in the world, this certification validates your skills and technical expertise, opening the gateway to serious business returns. By getting yourself or your staff certified you are proving your worth, giving you the credibility to pull down the big contracts you want.
If you would like to find out more about any of our computing courses, please contact Chris Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8394 3190.
Our site at Nescot is large and equipped with well stocked workshops with group work areas and individual units. All the workshops are linked so you will learn your specific subject alongside all the other construction trades to give you an overview of how they fit together. We also have cutting edge facilities like specialist electrical testing rooms to ensure your skills are up to the highest standards.
Our Level 1 and Level 2 courses are free of charge providing you meet the eligibility criteria. Distance Learning lets you fit studying into your busy life giving you the flexibility to manage work and family.
Adult Short Courses
Short courses are a great way of learning new skills and can help you take your interest to the next level.