School of Computing

Courses available for September 2021

The future economy will be driven by technology and creativity. That is why ACC has launched a School of Computing, to allow coders and programmers to study alongside artistic creatives. By choosing computing, you will be putting yourself at the heart of what people are calling the 4th industrial revolution. That revolution has already started with automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. Now’s the time to get on board and help define how it will look!

start your computing career

  • IS IT FOR YOU?
IS IT FOR YOU?
  • You will be someone who has a real passion for computers. You will be someone who understands all the technical specifications of a computer and how the software and hardware works together.
  • Do maths and physics interest you? This industry will require you to use both. We will develop your maths while studying your T Level, within the context of software development.
  • You may already be writing your own code for simple games and apps. If so then that’s a perfect start. Our courses will help you to take this further.
  • Software development is generally split into teams which are called scrums. This has nothing to do with rugby, but about each team working on a particular goal which is done over an agreed time period, called a sprint.
  • You will develop teamwork skills and will work with others to reach your goal in the sprint period.
  • You will develop ‘soft’ skills, including analytical thinking and complex problem solving.
  • Software developers can be well paid and starting salaries are often over £20,000.
  • Most software development work is in employed roles with companies, both large and small, but many developers also work freelance
  • The industry is very fast moving, with constant technology developments, so you need to be a quick learner and enjoy learning new skills.