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Computing and IT


Are you looking to develop a career in IT or simply to improve your IT skills?

With one of our computing and IT courses you can learn both!

Would you like to work in social media, security or data protection? How about games design, website development, or cloud and mobile technologies? These are all growth sectors with jobs waiting to be filled by people like you. Join this fast growing, dynamic and ever-changing industry:

  • IT support technician
  • web developer
  • help desk support
  • database entry or support
  • IT security co-ordinator or IT trainer
  • network engineer, network manager or software developer

Our programmes develop your employability skills as well as your IT knowledge. We bring extra qualifications into your training. We invest in first-rate equipment.

We get you ready for a career in computing and IT. See our programmes and apply.


ICT Level 1 Foundation Pathway Full-time Vocational Kings Road, Reading
ICT Practitioners BTEC Level 2 Award Full-time Vocational Kings Road, Reading
ICT Practitioners BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Full-time Vocational Kings Road, Reading

case study

Former computing student, Natalie Harmsworth, is forging a career in IT thanks to the skills and experience she gained while at Reading College.
After finishing her education, Natalie spent a year working as an IT User Support Technician at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Having returned to the UK, she is now a Graduate Oracle Developer at BUUK - a Cardiff-based utilities company. Find out more. 
Anthony chose this course as he wanted to study part-time alongside his current job. He was keen to undertake the additional Cisco qualification on offer. 
He works for an IT software development company. Read more.
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