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IT & Gaming Courses in Guildford, Surrey

Whether your interests lie in developing websites, hardware maintenance, programming or games design - having computing skills on your CV opens out a huge number of career options.

From spreadsheet software and emails through to complex security systems or navigation, Information Technology is essential to the day-to-day running of almost every organisation in the world. Advances in computerised systems have improved opportunities for national and international communication, allowing literally millions of businesses across the globe to start, grow and expand.

One of the most exciting things about a career in computing is that it offers continuous opportunities for learning. As technologies advance, there are always more things to learn and new skills to acquire. As computing careers are flexible in how they can develop, they can also be flexible in terms of location. You could find yourself working from the comfort of your own home or have the opportunity working in exciting locations across the world!

Taught by industry experts in specialist fields such as programming, networking, graphics and interactive media, our courses have an up to date approach with an emphasis on real world projects, giving you a competitive edge in a lucrative and ever-expanding industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake work experience placements as well as being part of some exciting trips and visits. All our courses are held in our computer suites and you’ll have access to a wide range of software on networked, WiFi enabled PCs.


Business or IT - LASER Level 2 Diploma in Progression - 2020:21

Creative Media (Gaming Development) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma - 2020:21
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Creative Media Production (Gaming Development) Level 2 Diploma - 2020:21
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Information Technology Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma - 2020:21
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Why Choose Guildford College?

  • Industry relevant packages and subjects
  • Access to a range of software on networked, WIFI enabled PCs
  • Excellent links with employers
  • Cover the major topics of hardware, software, systems analysis and design, networking and database development

Day to Day in Industry

  • Systems analysis
  • Database development
  • Networking and programming
  • Web design
  • Human computer interface
  • Graphics

Jobs in Computing and Gaming

  • Software Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • Programmer
  • Database Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Games Developer
Student using a PC in the computer lab

Average Salary

Service and repair technicians generally start at around £14,000 but can earn up to £30,000 a year. For IT support technicians it’s similar. Network engineers and web designers can earn up to £40,000 with experience.

Moving On

You could undertake degree courses in computer science, computer games technology, artificial intelligence, information and communications technology and many others.


Student Soundbite

Liem Nguyen

“I am really enjoying my course. The tutors are supportive and I like working independently, focusing on one subject that I enjoy. When I finish college I want to go and do a higher apprenticeship and make a career within IT.”

Liem - IT Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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