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Programme overview

If you have a natural affinity for computers and IT and you’re thinking about a career in this area, this programme is for you. You will develop fundamental skills in areas such as systems, networking and web design before going on to specialise in one of the following pathways: Hardware and System Security; Software and Game Development; and Interactive Media Design and Development. You will also develop important employability skills.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.

Course Facts

You will study topics such as communication and employability skills, computer systems, computer networks, client side customisation of web pages, human computer interaction, digital graphics, computer animation and computer game design.


A range of assessment methods includes observations, presentations, written reports, practical sessions, quizzes, recordings and productions.


Contextual learning is an important part of this programme. Our students have enjoyed work experience opportunities at NST Travel Group, being involved in creating a sixth form college publication and designing logos for computing companies.

Next Steps

Successful completion of this programme will equip you for a degree in computer science, software engineering, game design or computer game technology.

Immediate or graduate employment opportunities exist in app development, web design and development, games programming, graphic design and network management.

How to Apply

Ready to make your career dreams a reality at the Fylde’s specialist sixth form college this September?

Sign up to enrol now at Lytham Sixth Form College between 9am and 4.30pm to secure your place or call 01253 504672.

The easiest way to apply for your place is to apply online or print a downloadable version. Alternatively you can get hold of a form by:

  • Telephoning the Contact Centre on 01253 504343
  • Emailing a request (including your name, address and date of birth) to
  • Collecting a form from Reception at the Lytham Sixth Form College (address below)

Once you’ve completed the form (you may wish to keep a copy) send the original form as soon as possible to:

Lytham Sixth Form College
Church Road
Lytham St. Annes

Apply Online

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Church Road
Lytham St Annes
T: 01253 504 670

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