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Computing – Hardware, Networking and Systems Security Diploma

The world of computing is always changing. The hardware we use gets ever faster and more powerful, making things we couldn’t have imagined ten years ago possible today. If you want to work with the very latest technology, working in system support, embedded systems, networking, or security then look no further. This courses is perfect for you if you are interested in a career in system support, embedded systems, networking or security. The Level 3 programme provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in an ever-changing and expanding industry. You will gain access to the latest technologies, hardware systems and networking equipment, enabling you to implement and manage virtual networks, maintain computing systems and develop control systems whilst also evolving your programming skills. Upon completion of this two year course you can progress onto the FdSc Computing Degree at University Centre South Devon or consider employment within the sector. So, whatever area of hardware or systems support you want to work in, we’ll be able to help you develop the skills to get your dream job in computing.

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“I have really enjoyed my time at the College, and have made some great friends whilst studying here. The tutors are really supportive and it's great that they have industry experience. Learning the fundamentals of programming has been a highlight for me.”Reece Tarrant

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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