Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

The ICT Programme Area provides courses to help enhance your own skills in Computing, IT or Cybersecurity.

You can also improve your skills and knowledge in specific areas to enhance your chances of new employment and learn how to use appropriate application software.  As an employer, you can increase your employees’ skills through our short courses or apprenticeships.

We offer full-time and part-time courses as well as short courses to help you succeed.  With the help of experienced staff and specialist IT facilities the courses will provide the in-depth knowledge and practical experience to develop your skills.

Available courses

Full Time

  • BTEC level 2, Qualification in IT
    ENTRY: 4 GCSEs (A-D)
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM
  • Level 3 National Diploma in IT
    ENTRY: 4 GCSES (A-C) or BTEC L2 (Merit profile)
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM
  • Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT
    ENTRY: 4 GCSEs (A-C) or BTEC L2 (Merit profile)
    DURATION: two years
    VENUE: UCM
  • Level 4-6, University of Chester, BSc Cybersecurity
    ENTRY: 96 UCAS pts + GCSE Maths
    DURATION: 3 years
    VENUE: Elmwood House
  • Level 4-6, University of Chester, BSc Applied Computing
    ENTRY: 96 UCAS pts
    DURATION: 3 years
    VENUE: The Nunnery
  • Level 7, University of Chester - MSc Advanced Computer Science
    ENTRY: Degree (2.1)
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM

Part Time

  • Cisco Networking Semester 1
    ENTRY: Candidates are expected to have a good understanding of general computer technology and some experience with networks in a commercial setting.
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM
  • Cisco Networking Semester 2
    ENTRY: Candidates are expected to have a good understanding of general computer technology and some experience with networks in a commercial setting.
    DURATION: 1 year
    VENUE: UCM
  • Level 4, BTEC, Higher National Certificate in Computing
    ENTRY: Level 3 qualifications + Employment
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in ICT
    ENTRY: 4 GCSEs (A-C) + Empolyment
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM
  • Level 7, University of Chester - MSc Advanced Computer Science
    ENTRY: Degree (2.1)
    DURATION: 2 years
    VENUE: UCM

Full or Part Time

  • Level 4-6, University of Chester, BSc Computer Science
    ENTRY: 96 UCAS pts or work experience
    DURATION: 6 years
    VENUE: The Nunnery

Leisure & Recreation

  • An Introduction to Excel for Small Businesses
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: RGS
  • An Introduction to Excel for Small to Medium Businesses
    DURATION: 4 weeks
    VENUE: RGS
  • Cost Effective Marketing for Small Businesses & Individuals Wanting to Sell and Create an Audience Online
    DURATION: 12 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Computer Basics for Absolute Beginners
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Computer Basics User Skills
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Getting to Grips with iPads for Complete Beginners
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Getting to Grips with iPads for Improvers
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to use Facebook
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to use LinkedIn
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • How to use Twitter
    DURATION: 3 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Introduction to Tablet Computers
    DURATION: 1 day
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Excel for Beginners
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate
    DURATION: 9 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word Advanced
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word Intermediate
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word for Beginners
    DURATION: 5 weeks
    VENUE: UCM
  • Microsoft Word: Introduction to Mailmerge
    DURATION: 2 weeks
    VENUE: UCM