In today’s fast-paced technological society, computing and information technology experts are essential to ensure business, industry and commerce operate effectively, and drive forward new developments.

Fareham College is at the forefront of a revolution in the teaching of IT, computer science, games design and hardware manufacture.

We have first class IT facilities, and our lecturers are experienced programmers, developers, designers, animators and digital practitioners. Our curriculum has been developed with universities and employers to ensure you take the right steps towards your future in this exciting, innovative and challenging field.

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Full Time Courses

Our full time courses cover a range of skills from hardware build and maintenance to software development and cyber security. Your training will give you the knowledge and practical expertise to confidently use different programming languages and enhance your creative skills.

With the benefit of experienced staff and specialist equipment, studying a course in this area will provide the foundations of a fascinating career, working at the cutting edge of software, web or game development.

Our full time courses provide:

  • Training from industry experts in our modern, thriving, hi-tech computing hub
  • A range of technology giving you the skills to use different programmes and platforms
  • The development of logical, troubleshooting skills as well as a good knowledge of computer and networking systems
  • Great work experience opportunities to boost job prospects
  • A focus on up-to-date and relevant industry knowledge and employability skills
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or Higher Education
  • Valuable communication and interpersonal skills, which are essential to progress in the industry

Career Options

After completing a course in this area you could pursue a wide range of jobs in IT, computing or games development. Or, to hone your skills even further, you could progress on to an apprenticeship or study a related degree at university.

Careers in the industry include:

  • IT Technical Support
  • Web Design and Development
  • Games Development
  • Software or Games Testing
  • Hardware and Electronics Design
  • App Design
  • Systems Network Maintenance, Administration, Analysis or Management

An apprenticeship in Computing provides you with the best possible training to equip you with skills that are in high demand. You will have a full time job and earn a wage, while also attending College, usually for a day a week, in order to gain a nationally recognised qualification and essential competencies.

We offer a range of Computing and IT apprenticeships that will not only broaden your career prospects but put you ahead of the competition in this fast-paced industry. Apprenticeships in this area will help you to become a confident, well-rounded professional with skills that transfer across a range of technical job roles in many industries and sectors.

Events & Competitions

We hold an Enterprise and Digital Industries Showcase each year, which is attended by local employers, universities and parents, where students can display their talent and the skills they have developed through demonstrations and mini-workshops.

You will have the opportunity to participate in events and competitions organised by local universities, including the renowned Game Jam competition with the University of Portsmouth – our students always achieve great results!

Your Campus: Bishopsfield Road

Re-developed in September 2015, Fareham’s BRC campus provides an outstanding learning environment for the 2,000 learners based at the main site. With £16 million of investment, Fareham’s students have access to transforming facilities and the latest technologies and curriculum-based equipment to support some of the best technical and professional teaching in Hampshire.

There are plenty of light, bright and inspirational spaces, both inside and out, where you can relax in between lessons, meet with friends, have a bite to eat or get ahead with some private study. As a student at Fareham College, our creative learning environment will provide an excellent route to your future career, university or further training.

Part Time Study

We offer a range of courses for adult learners to improve their IT skills and develop their knowledge of particular programmes, such as Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Cloud.

We also offer a range of professional and business-related IT courses for the workplace.

Higher Education

Our Level 4 HNC in Computing course offers an affordable, flexible and skills-based route to achieve a higher-level qualification. Whether you are already in employment and want to take your career in IT or digital tech to the next level, or would like to train in a completely new area, this HNC course opens up a range of progression opportunities.

Higher Education Computing Courses Fareham