IT and computing



Studying IT at Dearne Valley College...

Workshop Environment

Our dedicated IT and Computing rooms are equipped with modern computer hardware and software.
We have a fully equipped IT technical lab used for networking in addition to a range of other dedicated teaching rooms.

Our machines are loaded with industry-standard software, including Adobe Creative Cloud for design and multimedia, and games design software. You will be taught by an experienced teaching team who have worked within the sector and each have their own areas of expertise.

You will also benefit from the opportunity to work on real life projects. Previous students have volunteered in the local community to support individuals in getting the most out of their work or home computers. We also have strong links with local IT businesses and national employers.

How you will be assessed
• Portfolio: You will create a portfolio or workbook of evidence such as practical work, presentations and case studies
• Assignments: You will be given specific assignments or projects to complete
• Practical Work: Your Tutor will assess you completing practical work in the workshop or workplace
• Some courses also have on-screen exam based units

Careers in IT and Computing include:
• IT Administrator
• IT Support Technician
• IT Product Developer
• Web Designer
• Software Developer

IT Apprenticeships

We offer the following Apprenticeships:

• ICT Professional Competence Level 2
• ICT Professional Competence Level 3

Find out more information and view live Apprenticeship vacancies by visiting the Apprenticeships section of this website.

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