Computing

ICT is everywhere and it’s not going away. There is always a demand for skilled people.

Computing at Wakefield College

ICT is a common feature in all our lives and studying computing with us will prepare you for a range of exciting opportunities in this area.

Based at our Wakefield City Campus, facilities include a comprehensive library and multiple ICT suites which use the latest hardware and software. You can also gain valuable employability skills which can lead to employment opportunities all over the world.

Key Points
  • you’ll get hands-on practice and knowledge of using and configuring computers, troubleshooting them, and creating networks
  • you’ll gain an underpinning knowledge of computing for other subjects
  • our tutors pass on their knowledge and latest news and developments from the sector, which is attractive to employers

I’m 30 years old and I’ve worked within a forensic psychiatric setting since I was 18 and never really considered doing anything else. However, I saw an opportunity to study this course and thought I’d give it a go! While there’s obviously an academic spin on everything, the course is run like a workplace environment where tasks are set so I learn how to do things for myself.

Jim Edginton

FdA Independent Game Development

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news & events in computing at Wakefield College...

College IT Department receives Microsoft accreditation

Wednesday, 09 January, 2013

Wakefield College has signed up to a new accreditation scheme which will give the people of Wakefield access to a range of valuable IT industry-standard qualifications. The College has now become a recognised Certiport testing centre authorised to run a host of Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) courses. The MTA is Microsoft’s latest suite of technology certification exams which validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies.

College lecturer’s work receives international recognition

Monday, 13 September, 2010

The pioneering work of a Wakefield College lecturer has received international recognition. Dr. Khalid Al-Tahat, who teaches in the College’s IT department, will see his paper ‘Using Alice for Teaching Object-oriented Programming for Novice Programmers’ published in a leading textbook. Khalid has also been asked to present his work at a prestigious international technology convention in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, later this month.

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Case Studies

What our students say about us...

I’m 30 years old and I’ve worked within a forensic psychiatric setting since I was 18 and never really considered doing anything else. However, I saw an opportunity to study this course and thought I’d give it a go! While there’s obviously an academic spin on everything, the course is run like a workplace environment where tasks are set so I learn how to do things for myself.

Jim Edginton

FdA Independent Game Development

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“I’ve loved every second of doing this course!

Eleanor Shakespeare

Extended Diploma in Information Communication Technology

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My tutors are very helpful, I get plenty of time with them and they are really supportive. I’ve just passed the Microsoft MTA Window Server Fundamentals Microsoft exam which is separate to my degree but I’m really pleased I passed and I also did really well in my last semester in Programming.

Krystal Marchant

Foundation Degree Computing

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I’m 30 years old and I’ve worked within a forensic psychiatric setting since I was 18 and never really considered doing anything else. However, I saw an opportunity to study this course and thought I’d give it a go! While there’s obviously an academic spin on everything, the course is run like a workplace environment where tasks are set so I learn how to do things for myself.

Jim Edginton

FdA Independent Game Development

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FdA Independent Game Development

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Extended Diploma in Information Communication Technology

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Foundation Degree Computing

“I’ve loved every second of doing this course!

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Extended Diploma in Information Communication Technology

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