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This introductory course is designed to help you develop a wide range of skills including problem solving, communication and research, to prepare you for the next level of study.

You'll develop your understanding of digital communication technologies, explore website design and spreadsheets and learn how to develop computer programs.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

  • Unit 1 - Being organised
  • Unit 2 - Developing a personal progression plan
  • Unit 3 - Working with others
  • Unit 4 - Researching a topic
  • Unit 5 - Developing digital information using IT
  • Unit 6 - Using digital communication technologies
  • Unit 7 - Solving technical IT problems
  • Unit 8 - Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems
  • Unit 9 - Creating a website
  • Unit 10 - Creating a computer program

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed using a range of practical assignments, coursework and a portfolio of evidence.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications, however, a willingness to learn, achieve and progress is essential.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress on to the level 2 diploma to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Ref: Bill Newman