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Computer science and the problem solving and IT skills it develops can be useful in many different careers such as information technology and information management, engineering and manufacturing, construction, broadcast media and performing arts, management, journalism and publishing, and medical technology.

Applied and job-related learning

There is a range of vocational qualifications (such as BTECs, NVQ/SVQs, and diplomas) linked to an interest in computer science, such as:

  • construction and the built environment
  • electrical engineering
  • applied science
  • computer science
  • computer aided design
  • computer programming
  • computer aided engineering
  • engineering
  • information technology

Apprenticeships

There is a range of apprenticeships that link to an interest in computer science, including:

  • civil engineering technician
  • installation electrician
  • software developer
  • network engineer
  • IT support
  • IT technician
  • IT analyst programmer
  • web developer
  • sound technician

Academic subjects – such as A levels   

  • You can study computer science, computing, ICT, applied information and communication technology.
  • Related subjects include engineering, electronics, physics, pure maths, further maths, additional maths, computing and product design, communication studies.