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Computing and Information Technology

Computing and IT

Computing and information technology (IT) has now become a vital part of our world as we know it. From small business to global companies, schools to hospitals, offices to supermarkets, the demand for skilled IT technicians continues to grow. Our courses cover a range of skills from hardware build and maintenance to software programming. With experienced staff and specialist equipment, a course in Computing and IT at BCoT will ensure you have the foundations of a promising and fascinating career.

Microsoft IT Academy         Cisco Networking Academy

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Career Opportunities

  • IT Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Web Design
  • Web Developer
  • Software or Games Tester
  • Head/Director of IT
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Computer Scientist
  • Cyber Security
  • IT Consultant


  • Dedicated cyber and hardware lab which has had a £20,000 refurbishment
  • Networking equipment and hardware including GEForce GTX 1060 graphics cards
  • Industry-standard software and tools to design and develop a range of applications
  • As a Microsoft accredited-academy, students get free access to a wide range of software

Tech IT, our own technical support centre provides a range of services for staff, students and members of the public to bring in their IT equipment to be repaired. This gives students the opportunity to solve real life issues.

Student Success

Students have progressed to higher level study at university including:

Bournemouth University - Computing

Plymouth University - Computing and Games Development

Wrexham Glyndwr University - Computer Networks and Security

Bournemouth University - Forensic Computing and Security

University of Lincoln - Computer Science

Southampton Solent University - Computer Networks and Web Design

All of my family have studied at BCoT so I’d always heard fantastic things about the college.
Kabinet Kaba
Michael Oliver

Michael Oliver

Course Director, Computing and IT
“I love everything about teaching. I really believe I can make a difference to the lives of young people."
Student lands dream apprenticeship

Student lands dream apprenticeship

Former student recently started a degree apprenticeship with Cisco

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New apprenticeships on offer from BCoT

New apprenticeships on offer from Aspiral Learning

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