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The Computing department of Kendal College offers dedicated rooms to digital design and software development, containing dual monitor, professionally specified workstations. The three members of staff who teach on the course have over 60 years of combined industry experience, working in sectors such as telecommunications, networking, hardware consultancy, games design, and graphics products and software.

A Computing course is the perfect stepping stone to University and Higher Level study in areas such as software engineering, digital game design, web programming, information technologies, or systems analysis.

Who better than one of the world’s top technology entrepreneurs to explain why it is worth considering a career in the exciting, fast-moving world of computing:

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people that they’re basically good and smart and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. Computer themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionise the way we learn.” - Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple Inc.

A Computing, IT and Software Development course is the perfect stepping stone to University and Higher Level study in areas such as software engineering, digital game design, web programming, information technologies, or systems analysis. Careers in these fields offer rich opportunities for talented students, whether you want to work for a cutting-edge developer, making strides in cybersecurity, or designing web-based business solutions.

Facilities in Computing, IT and Software Development at Kendal College promote learning in a professional environment, whether it’s using the dual monitor, high-end CPU workstations for programming, web design and computer-aided manufacturing, or assembling and practising fault-finding with a broad range of desktop and server computer components. Mobile platforms are well catered for too, ensuring every possible career path is well covered.

Our experienced tutors have an excellent reputation in the industry and have strong links with local businesses that have an excellent record of offering valuable work experience and placements for students. Students also have the opportunity to work on external projects as well as taking part in competitions and events such as the WorldSkills UK finals where they have a proud history of success.

There are a wide range of part-time, full-time courses and Apprenticeships available in Computing, IT & Software at Kendal College.

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The facilities are really good, we have the latest software and some of the best equipment I’ve had including dual screens!

Matthew Elwood, IT Level 3

I thought there would be more hand holding, but I prefer the more adult approach. I was on the Student Council last year and have enjoyed my work experience, which I was able to include in my University application.’

Patryk Blaszczyk, IT Level 3

If you have an identified learning need and feel you may require support at college, find out about our Learning Services and the support available at college.

Meet your tutor

Dee Mackenzie-Elley, Computing Tutor

Dee Mackenzie-Eley is a highly experienced computing tutor within the IT department. "Computing is no longer a standalone subject it is integral to the way most of society now functions. On this computing course students will develop problem solving skills within a collaborative environment alongside their peers and learn the value of computing in modern society."

View our courses

Creative Digital Media (Games Design)
Full-time 3 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

In the UK, the gaming industry is worth over GBP5 billion to the economy, with more than 2000 firms, of all sizes, designing and developing games. In the past two years, more than 10000 new video games were released, and every single one of them had at least one designer - this job involves creating the looks, the rules and background story, and the critical structures to the game. As newer technologies are developed, more designers are needed to use these tools in bringing creativity to life on screen.

Full-time 3 Sept 2021 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Software, in all its designs and forms, makes its mark on every aspect of our lives - using the Internet; controlling our gadgets; playing the latest video games; special effects in TV shows and films. All of these programs and applications have been designed and created by qualified and experienced software developers, and there is continuing growth in the market for such people. The software industry produces over GBP160 billion for the UK economy and is the fastest growing sector right now.

Digital Technology (Networking & Cybersecurity)
Full-time 2 Sept 2021 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Digital Technology is a critical part of everyday life, and all of it is now part of a global network of computer systems. Designing, building, and maintaining these networks requires specially trained, skilled technicians and engineers. Users of these networks expect them to be safe and that their data is secure and the area of cybersecurity requires additional support.