Nescot is in Ewell near Epsom in Surrey. We are a few minutes’ walk from Ewell East and Ewell West main line stations. Whilst we are close to both Epsom and South/West London students also benefit from a green and leafy campus. We’ve been providing Further Education for school leavers at Nescot for more than 60 years.
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Computing at Nescot
Nescot’s computing department is highly ranked by WorldSkillsUK and our students compete every year at a national and international level in IoT, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure. Tutors have excellent experience within the industry and have forged strong links with national and local IT Companies.
Well-equipped labs that support the latest vendor certifications through Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Huawei, Comptia, Palo Alto, Juniper, Dell EMC, EC Council and VMware.
What You Can Expect…
On each course you will study a range of units covering hardware and software, with an emphasis on the practical skills you need to succeed in industry.
You’ll be taught by people with experience in the industry. Our tutors have worked in Network Administration and Security, Project Management, Web Applications Development, Software Development and Database Programming. We have close links and academy status with the leading organisations in Big Data, Cloud Solutions and Cyber security. The Department also has a 20-year relationship with Cisco and was one of the first institutions to be granted Cisco Academy status.
We run Cyber Security workshops in partnership with the NCC Group, Comptia, Sophos and BAE Systems, where students take part in the Cyber Security Challenge UK and have talks and practical demonstrations from industry experts.
We work closely with Kingston University and Open University, and our students get work experience and training with organisations including BAE Systems, Cisco, IBM and Bidatask.
You can expect to be able to shine at competitions like WorldSkills UK, in which the Department has won two bronze, five silver and six gold medals since 2010. Seven of our students have been selected for the TeamUK squad and three of our students have gone on to represent their country at the highest level. Most recently, one of our students gained second place in the Huawei ICT Global competition in China.
“We’ve studied everything from website development to networking, programming, and cyber security. There are so many different potential career routes, and you get to explore them all to see what would suit you in your career or at university. In the future I’m planning to work for the police, specialising in cyber security.”
Sadie, Level 3 Computing
Our Students’ Success…
Our students have gone on to:
- HND/C Computing and Systems Development – Nescot
- Computing BSc (Hons) (Top-up) – Nescot
- Level 4 Apprenticeship in IT – Nescot
- Level 4 Apprenticeship Combat Systems (BAE Systems) – Nescot
- King’s College London
- Birmingham City University
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Brighton
- University of Cambridge (Masters’)
- University of Hull
- University of Roehampton
- Kingston University London
- University of Westminster
- University of Bristol
Future Careers in Computing… Artificial intelligence data specialist, Cyber security technician, Cyber intrusion analyst, Data analyst, Digital support technician, Infrastructure technician, IT solutions technician, IS business analyst, Network engineer,
Software developer, Software tester.