Radcliffe College offers you to study City & Guilds IT (computing) course.  City & Guilds is a recognised qualification in the UK.  It is structured similar to the NVQ course scheme.

The program of study covers 3 levels

  • Beginners level
  • Diploma (intermediate level)
  • Advanced diploma (advanced level)

In each level the student will study a selection of modules (computer subjects) and are aimed at preparing for City & Guilds examinations.

The full list of component modules that we teach are:

City & Guilds component no.Component name
203Coding and programming in PASCAL 1
205Visual Basic 1
212Computers and computing 1
223Coding and programming in PASCAL 2
224Coding and programming in C 2
225Visual Basic 2
229Coding and programming in C++ 2
244Coding and programming in C 3
245Visual Basic 3
249Coding and programming in C++ 3
251Data processing 3
253Object oriented programming in Java 3
269Coding and programming in C++ 4
400Word-processing 1
401Database methods 1
402Spreadsheet methods 1
407Desktop publishing 1
420Word-processing 2
421Database methods 2
422Spreadsheets methods 2
424Using the Internet 2
425Webpage design 2
427Desktop publishing 2
441Relational database methods and programming 3
442Spreadsheets methods 3
460Word-processing 4

Course durations

Course levelDuration
Beginner’s6 months
Intermediate (Diploma)1 year
Advanced Diploma1 year

The computer industry is constantly changing. In order to keep up and to become a part of the computing world, our School of Computer Studies can provide you with the skills necessary to be competitive in the workforce. However, it all begins with computer basics that will prepare you for common office software, programming, or web design.

Word-Processing (MS Word)
The student will learn how to word-process, which means learning to create, edit, format and process all types of documents using the computer. This area is very important and valuable in the IT office or home use, whether personal or business. You will learn how to use the software MS Word, the most popular application to date. The student will also improve typing skills during the course. You will feel confident enough to create different types of letters such as CV, cover letter, personal/informal letters, etc.

Spreadsheet (MS Excel)
This area is for students to learn the use of computers to help in table calculations, create charts and numerical analysis such as forecasting. This area is used in accounting, stocks and shares control, banking, or any other business that requires calculations.

Internet Web Page (MS FrontPage, HTML, JavaScript)
With the increasing popularity of the Internet, many businesses are starting or have already started their own Internet website. This, of course, will require people who can design, create and maintain the pages that make up these websites.

Desktop Publishing (MS Publisher, Adobe PageMaker)
This area is also known as DTP for short. It is concerned with being able to create and, most important; design pages for newspapers, flyers, brochures, calendars, books and so on. DTP is used in companies which design newspapers, advertisements, magazines and reports.

Borland Pascal Programming
This are is suitable for those who are new to programming. It is essential that they begin learning an easier computer language before they start on more difficult ones such as C/C++.

C/C++ Programming
In this area we will teach you how to write C++ language code to produce all sorts of computer programs. Although C++ is more difficult to learn than other computer languages, most commercial software is written using the C or C++ language.

MS Visual Basic Programming
This is also a fairly easy language to learn. It allows for creation of window screens and is suitable for producing commercial looking applications. The language is also convenient for all companies allowing for easy maintenance and quick development of custom software.

Database (MS Access)
You learn how to use, design and implement relational database systems which are an essential computer tool in many companies. They are concerned with organising and managing large amounts of data.