Computing and IT

Key Information 

We live in a digital age and this industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. If you’re interested in computers, we have a range of IT courses for you to choose from - some of which include networking and game design.

Why Blackburn College?

  • IT Career Academy with visiting speakers, mentoring from employee volunteers, six weeks paid internship and employer-led seminars.
  • Cisco Academy accreditation for those looking for a career in Networking and Forensics.
  • Partnerships with real software developers such as Iris.
  • Opportunity to participate in global competitions, such as IT World Skills.
  • Dedicated IT and computing facilities including a gaming room and numerous purpose built computer suites.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN?

Graduates can expect a starting salary of approximately £19,000 - which can rise significantly as your career progresses.

Career Opportunities 

Here are just a few of the careers and job roles our students have gone on to do:

  • Database Development
  • Digital Media
  • Games Design
  • IT Administration
  • IT Customer Support
  • IT Sales
  • IT Security
  • Network Administration
  • Software Development
  • Web Development