Become an IT professional
Computers, mobiles phones and the Internet have changed the way we live our lives. It's no surprise that IT professionals are always in demand. For those with the right IT skills and qualifications, the opportunities and rewards are excellent. You can gain these valuable skills and qualifications by studying computing at South Thames College in Merton and Wandsworth.
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We can help you choose from a range of courses covering hands-on study with hardware, software, networking, programming, systems support, IT applications, computer games development and much more.
Your education will benefit from our well planned progression routes into Higher Education. Alternatively, you can progress to our own HNC courses and Foundation Degrees which we offer in conjunction with Kingston University. A full range of professional computing courses is also available. Many of our computing & IT students progress through the levels and go on to university-level studies.
Key features of our courses are the use of real life scenarios and the inclusion of work experience or work shadowing as part of your course.
South Thames College has a Cisco Academy and Cisco Certified Networking qualifications (CCNA) are available on some courses
We are also members of the Computing and Technology Industry Association and you can take the industry-recognised Technician qualification (CompTIA A+) on our BTEC courses.
Our direct links with industry - especially on our Computer Games Development courses - keep our offer both up-to-date and relevant to your future.
Choose courses in this section for jobs or careers in:
- IT Support
- Web Design
- Software Engineering
- Hardware Engineering
- Progress to Higher Education e.g. BSc IT
16 November 2009
On Thursday, 12 November 2009, the members of Livewire, the College band, were awarded at the IMAX theatre in Waterloo for their outstanding skills, coming joint first in the Popular Music category in the World Skills UK competition.
31 July 2009
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South Thames College and Merton College are pleased to announce that a merger between the two colleges has now been approved and will be effective from 1 August 2009.
August - September 2012
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Enrolment for all courses starting in September 2012 at South Thames College runs from 23rd August to 4th September.
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Jordan Martin, Level 3 Games Development
“I’ve had support for my learning difficulty and mental health problems over the last 3 years. I was nervous when I first started as I came from a special school but it was easy to find out how to get support. My lecturer explained on my first day, I filled in a form and there was a really quick response. I had my support all set up within 2 weeks. The support I get helps me to get my work done, and to understand work more fully. I have more confidence now and am happy to work alongside al the other students. The Support staff here are fantastic, there’s never been a problem they can’t help me with, I’m really thankful.”Read more…