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Computing (Hardware and Systems)

This course provides advanced knowledge of computer hardware and network systems, enabling you to excel in the computing industry. The course is designed as a progression route from level 2 computing studies as well as for those who are new to computing. You will learn how to implement and manage networks, whilst gaining knowledge of Cisco systems and virtualised servers. You will study the principles of programming, enabling you to develop automated systems with the Raspberry Pi and mbed microprocessors as well as exploring the world of cyber security. This course is designed for natural progression to a degree.

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What will I learn?

“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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