If you use a computer every day, or currently work in an IT role, you may have many years experience of using a computer, but not actually have any industry standard qualifications.
There are many computing courses you can take, some of which are product, or industry specific, and others which are ideal for all sorts of computer users.
Here are 10 reasons you should do a computing course.
- With a recognised computer qualification you can dramatically improve your job prospects. As well as being more qualified for the position, you will have demonstrated your ability and commitment to further study.
- By improving your computer, analytical and problems solving skills, you will be able to cope with a wider range of situations, and so be more productive and efficient, and more valuable.
- Maybe you want to study a computer course in order to become an IT professional. You might have spent many years messing with computers, or customising websites, or helping people when they have computer problems, and think that this could be the career for you.
- There are many different areas of IT that you could find yourself in. Building computers, supporting end users, designing applications and analysing data. You might already have thought about the area you’d like to specialise in.
- You might currently write applications in order to simplify your life, or to make your job easier. Why not take this a stage further and write applications for a living?
- As the internet and websites become more and more important to our daily lives, both at work and at home, our reliance on computers increases. Why not learn how to create stunning websites, and how to make money by using your website as an online business?
- Multimedia such as sound and video is increasingly popular. Social media sites include the ability to share videos and music, as well as other file types. Why not get involved with creating your own videos or music, uploading them and sharing them via the website you created yourself?
- Perhaps you are interested in the legal and ethical issues of using the internet, and computers in general. You might want to know more about what happens to the data collected by websites, and the legal implications of storing or sharing this information.
- Working in IT can be lucrative, especially if you have the relevant skills and experience. As there are so many areas to specialise in, and roles to consider, you can soon find yourself in demand. Your course provider might have links with local or national businesses, which can increase your chances of finding work.
- The IT sector is still an untapped market, and as the technology is ever changing, and more and more uses are found for computers and websites, and web applications, it is likely that the number of people required will only increase.
If you’re looking to start your career, or want to change career, why not consider studying a computing course, and see if you