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Computer Power Plus offers a broad range of IT courses at each of our three modern and centrally located campuses:
Students undertake their studies in a large open learning environment. Each environment is set up with individual student workstations, equipped with personal computers all connected to a local area network. These desktop PCs are configured to allow delivery of learning materials, specific to each student’s schedule, direct to the workstation.
Each individual workstation is set up with the objective of enabling students to undertake their study in a quiet and private space. This allows students to focus fully on their work objectives and to move as quickly and efficiently as possible through their studies.
Qualified and experienced tutors are present on all shifts (morning, afternoon and evening) to mentor and support students as they negotiate the learning challenges inherent to each programmes of study.
At each campus there is a separate lab set up for students studying computer hardware and networking. Each lab is a purpose designed and dedicated area to help students advance their skills and knowledge of different computer components, e.g. Motherboards, RAM, CPU’s, Hard Drives and network devices. The ‘lab’ provides a truly hands-on experience for students, where they learn to put theory into practice and become familiar with computer hardware and the various components as well as computer networking.
Our courses often include group activities, which are undertaken in a separate area. Activities include:
This space is also used for facilitated workshops which are tutor-led and may also involve guest speakers. Regular Computer Power Plus workshops include:
Our separate breakout area or common room provides students with an environment to take time out from their studies. This dedicated area gives students an opportunity to relax in a communal room for tea and coffee breaks, or for students undertaking evening study to have their evening meal. The facility is set up with tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave oven.