St Helens College provides a wide range of courses at different levels, enabling you to develop your technical skills and abilities in preparation for your chosen profession. 

The common misconception about studying computing and IT is that it can only lead to a career in IT support for a company or work as a database analyst behind a desk. This is not true. There is a whole world of unlimited opportunities that involves creative individuals putting their skills to use whether it be through web design, programming or computer game developing.

You will benefit

Our department alone offers more than 100 computers that you will have access to, in addition to software such as MS Office applications, Visual Studio Development, Unity Graphics Engine and Geometrics, so you can rest assured that you'll have all of the latest equipment and software to maximise your studies.

You will also have the opportunity to impress future employers and universities by working towards Microsoft Office Specialist Master status alongside your studies. 

You will succeed

Follow in the footsteps of our previous students who now work with industry leaders such as Microsoft, BT and a wide range of local computing firms. Others have gone on to secure places within the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship which attract more than 400,000 candidates from around the world. Finalists will travel to Dallas, Texas where they will compete and demonstrate their exceptional talents.

You will stand out

As well as providing courses with a wide variety of units and progression opportunities, our industry experienced tutors will work to ensure that you stand out when applying for jobs or further qualifications. Not only will you be encouraged to compete in competitions, you will be able to take part in a number of enrichment and extra-curricular activities. 

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A qualification in computing and IT could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020* is 9.7%. 20,257 computing jobs within our region by 2020*. £20k-£59k+ Average earning
potential per year*
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources. See back cover for more information.



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Why study Computing and IT with us?

Microsoft Office Specialist

Impress future employers and universities by gaining MOS status alongside your course.

Industry Experts

Tutors have industry experience and a passion for the subjects they teach.

Progression Routes

Our excellent progression routes can lead to an apprenticeship, university or employment.

Valuable Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience in the computing and IT industry to boost your CV. 

Diverse Range of Skills

You'll learn everything from programming and web design to multimedia application production.

Technical Support

You'll have access to the latest software to help you get the most out of your course.