Our teaching space, dubbed Technology Tower, at Highbury campus, boasts computer hardware suites, a software suite, a Cisco Academy networking suite and a brand new Linux development suite including Raspberry Pi.
The computing team are highly qualified and have a wealth of experience in a wide range of specialist fields including computer networking, software development, web design, multimedia and systems support. Student success rates are among the highest in the country.
You’ll also be encouraged to use your skills to make a contribution to the local community, taking on live projects for local organisations and have the opportunity to go on trips and enter competitions including WorldSkills.
Portsmouth is home to IBM, Vosper Thornycroft, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems, however any major employer will have a need for individuals with computing and IT expertise. Job opportunities include IT support, software development, database and network management, web design and systems analysis. One of our students recently landed an amazing job with the Sony Corporation as a Security Analyst - straight out of education and into a £30,000+ job with a full benefits package! Starting salaries for graduates are about £21,000-£25,000 and could be higher.