Computing & ICT

We live in a digital age and you are the children of the digital generation, where technology is fundamental to the way we live our lives. Imagine being part of this on-going revolution. Imagine a career in this global industry sector.

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The digital industry is enormous and so are the job opportunities. Whatever your interest, from social media marketing to creating code for the latest game or writing the perfect programme to analyse trends and statistics, technology is here to stay and is crucial to our future. This is your chance to become future proof with a recognised qualification(s).

You will be working with industry-standard software and the latest technologies. Our team of industry experts will teach you about the hardware, the software and if you want to expand your knowledge, the data science, theory and programming and how to use them professionally as you explore the vast opportunities in this rapidly expanding field.

Esports is becoming increasingly popular and our level 2 and 3 courses showcase the gaming industry as a viable and inspiring career opportunity. You will be studying in our high-spec dedicated Esports room alongside industry professionals with expertise in business and enterprise within Esports and gaming.

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College Higher Skills

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College Apprenticeships

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College Adult Education

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Why work in the Computing & IT Industry?

Wide range of jobs in the Computing & IT Industry

A wide range of employers in the Computing & IT Industry

Considering a career in Computing & IT?​

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Studying IT Level 3

I found the staff at Kirklees College really helpful. It’s quite different from high school but they really help to ease you into college life and give you all the support you need.


Studying Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

Kirklees College has helped me develop my skills and gain the necessary qualifications to go to University. I was the only girl on the course, but the tutors helped me fit into the group and the class was very friendly. I would recommend this college as it helps you with your future employment goals.


Studying IT Level 3

I chose this course to gain a better understanding of using advanced software and knowledge of what happens inside the machines. I enjoy the practical work, including breaking apart and fixing an old computer. In the future, I hope to take the skills that I’ve learnt at college to be successful in the IT industry.


Studying HNC Computing

The course has helped me to become more confident. I have learnt new skills and developed my knowledge as I had limited understanding about the IT field when I started. Since starting at college, I have also managed tosecure a promotion at my work.