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 know-how!

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full time at Bede Campus or as an apprenticeship, you will have access to specialist classrooms, computers, IT software and Network labs.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills:Tombola, Digital Union Sunderland Software City, Dynamo.

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.

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Expert & friendly support

Study Computing and IT as an Apprenticeship


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.

IT Operations Technicians

IT operations technicians are responsible for the day-to-day running of IT systems and networks including the preparation of back-up systems, and for performing regular checks to ensure the smooth functioning of such systems.

Medium Salary

£ 30718

3743 people employed as IT Operations Technicians in the current year.

IT User Support Technicians

IT user support technicians are responsible for providing technical support, advice and guidance for internal/external users of IT systems and applications, either directly or by telephone, e-mail or other network interaction.

Medium Salary

£ 26483

3092 people employed as IT User Support Technicians in the current year.