Is it for me?

You need to be innovative and enjoy working with computers and new and existing technology. You also need to have good numeracy, organisational and project management skills, be able to communicate effectively and think logically to solve problems and of course technical knowhow!

Who is it for?

To work in this sector you must be innovative and enjoy working with computers. You also need good numeracy and project management skills, able to think logically in order to solve problems and technical know-how is a definite!

Career ready

Our computing and IT teaching staff are recognised worldwide for their expertise and have been involved in judging WorldSkills UK IT and Digital Technologies competitions. Students currently work on the Lego and PI systems to develop programming skills in control systems and automated systems. You will develop skills in a range of areas and can then choose to specialise in information systems, tech support networking, programming or web design.

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for computing and IT students including:

  • Specialist classrooms, laptops and IT software.


What are the career prospects like? There will be
26,678 jobs in Information & Communication Technology in the region in 2027 (NE).

Careers could include: Engineer, Web Developer, IT consultant or Data Manager.

There are currently 5,694 IT Specialist Managers employed in our local region and they earn £43,888 a year.


Artists create artistic works using appropriate techniques, materials and media; design artwork and illustrations; and restore damaged pieces of art.

Medium Salary

£ 22624

246 people employed as Artists in the current year.

Graphic Designers

Graphic designers use illustrative, sound, visual and multimedia techniques to convey a message for information, entertainment, advertising, promotion or publicity purposes, and create special visual effects and animations for computer games, film, interactive and other media.

Medium Salary

£ 23790

1605 people employed as Graphic Designers in the current year.

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