Study for a career in computing at USP College.


Two years


Level 4/5

Career Sector


Available At


Start Date


Days & Times

3 days per week


£4,700 per year

Course Overview

The course will develop your understanding and foundations of core computing, programming, systems design and software development.
During the course you will develop your skills and knowledge in areas such as computer networks, server and security management.

The course is modular and the content is designed to be flexible enough to provide you with underpinning knowledge in all subjects.

You will also be given the opportunity to explore a range of areas in more detail.

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC Level 3 Qualification in IT
  • Access to Higher Education Qualification
  • Other relevant Level 3 qualifications
  • Relevant work experience.

What will I study? 

The course will allow you to develop your awareness of professional standards of conduct and practice; which will provide you with the ability to apply your skills, knowledge and understanding to a variety of computing problems and contexts.


Business Skills for e-Commerce
Computer Systems
Employability and Professional Development
Systems Analysis
Website Design
Database Design Concepts
Procedural Programming
Network Technologies.

Why Should I Study Computing at USP College?

This course provides a link to the increasing skill set required for careers in distributed systems, cloud infrastructures, system security and app. development where there is a national skill shortage - particularly in cyber security.

What Could I Do Next?

Completion of this course will enable you to progress into a range of careers, including network support, administration, security and management, programming in a variety of languages, website design or database development.