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Computing & IT

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.

Available courses

The Computing Department

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:

  • Our courses give you the most relevant skills, while broadening your employment options
  • Our excellent industry contacts give you the chance to use that knowledge in real work situations
  • Our expectations of you will teach you what is expected in a professional workplace.

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.

Our Staff

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.

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.


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 Academy

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.

More Information

If you would like to find out more about any of our computing courses, please contact Chris Smith or call 020 8394 3190.

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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.

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