This is a very fast moving and exciting area to be involved in, as technology constantly changes. You will study in Wirral Met’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Centre using impressive IT facilities including drones and virtual reality tools.
Programmes delivered at the Twelve Quays Campus include:
|Digital and Computing Technologies - Introduction||Level 1||C054|
|Digital and Computing Technologies - Intermediate||Level 2||C053|
|Digital and Computing Technologies Extended Certificate||Level 3||C096|
|Digital and Computing Technologies Foundation Diploma||Level 3||C097|
|Advanced Level Apprenticeship for IT Professionals||Level 3||C060|
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Programmer or software develpment professional-View occupation details here
- IT operations technician- View occupation details here
IT Support Technicians can earn from between £18,000 to £30,000 per year, depending on their experience and Web Designers can earn around £15,000 to £30,000 per year.
Students completing the level 2 study programmes move on to higher-level courses, jobs, or apprenticeships. Level 3 students often progress on to jobs or Higher Education; you can study towards the Foundation Degree in Computer Science at Wirral Met College.
Where are they now?
Stuart Williams completed a Level 3 Extended Diploma. He is now employed with Wirral Met as an IT Technician. Stuart's IT position has helped him to link with the engineering department, who have helped him start to build a sports wheelchair for himself. The project with the engineering team has meant the college has developed links with a mobility company in Liverpool. They are allowing five students from the engineering department help build the sports wheelchair which potentially could lead to apprenticeships for students.