Take advantage of this rapidly expanding sector and get skilled.
Whether you are interested in data science and analytics, computer administration skills, software technology, web development, programming or computer games design we cover it all.
From Level 1 right through to the degree-level Higher National DiplomaYou can start training for your career in IT with us and move up to study for the Higher National Diploma in Computing & System Development.
Whether you are a school-leaver, or you are a mature student who wants to retrain for a different career, come and talk to us. If you are 19+ and want to go to university to study IT but don’t have the A Levels, talk to us about the one year Access to IT course.
Data Science & Big Data When you study on our HND in Computing & Systems Development you will study Data Science and Analytics.
Coding skills are an essential element of the courses we offer and the type of coding you will study depends on your course level:
Level 2: HTML, Dreamweaver, Jumpcraft, Scratch, Python.
Level 3: HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Scratch, Python, Visual Studio (VB, NET, C#), Gamemaker, First Person Shooter (FPS), CSS, RPG Maker.
Access to IT: Java.
We currently have 10 courses available.
Practical, career-focused courses:
Our aim is to produce graduates with substantial practical skills who can move easily and effectively into industry anywhere in the world.
Full time education:
Full time courses begin at GCSE level with a suite of BTEC qualifications leading eventually to Degree level. The more advanced levels offer the option of specialising in Games Design. Many students join at age 16 and others come to Northbrook specifically for our university-level courses.
Part time courses:
The department also offers evening courses for adults in web design and development.
IT Practitioner Levels 2 & 3IT
Application Specialist Levels 2 & 3.
Digital Marketing & Social Media Level 3.
Microsoft Word (Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced)
Courses for Leisure & Personal Development:
Introduction to Programming using Python (Mon evenings for 8 weeks starting April)
Photoshop – An Introduction (Mon evenings for 10 weeks starting Sep)
Photoshop – An Introduction (Mon evenings for 10 weeks starting Jan)
Photoshop Intermediate (Tues evenings for 10 weeks starting Jan)
Photoshop Intermediate (Tues evenings for 10 weeks starting Apr)
Tackling Technology (Mon evenings for 10 weeks starting Sep)