Computing Diploma Level 1

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2020


The Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Computing (IT) is designed to develop a range of skills in the IT sector and prepare you for further learning or training at a higher level.

What will I do?

During the Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Computing (IT) you will study four core units:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

These units give an opportunity to develop transferable skills that will benefit you in both higher levels of study and the workplace.

You will also study the following units:

  • Developing Digital Information Using IT
  • Using Digital Communication Technologies
  • Solving Technical IT Problems
  • Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
  • Creating a Website
  • Creating a Computer Program

Other courses may be offered alongside the Diploma such as Awards in Employability and Personal Safety Awareness, which will help you develop and widen your knowledge and ensure the learning experience is diverse and exciting.

There will also be an opportunity to carry out work experience in an IT related workplace setting.

We have enthusiastic, friendly staff who have vast experience in Information Technology and Computing as well as a dedicated suite of computer classrooms. Lessons will be a mixture of both theory and practical sessions, and will include e-learning, one-to-one support, individual learning plans and trips.

If you have a Grade 2 or below in English or maths, you can study towards either a PASS in Functional Skills Level 2 or a GCSE grade 4-9. Once you have achieved either qualification, you will not be required to undertake any further English or maths.

Full time 16-19 learner with a Grade 3, must study towards a GCSE grade 4-9.

Entry requirements are two GCSEs at grades 2 or above (Old GCSE grade E or above) or equivalent (to include English or maths), or any one of the following, an Entry 3 qualification, a Certificate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills, an ESOL Entry L3 qualification.

If you are unable to meet these entry requirements enrolment onto our Pathways to Progress provision will prepare you for progression into the curriculum area of your choice, either in-year (depending on progress made in the first six weeks) or the following September. We also offer full time ESOL courses which give you opportunity to develop your language skills further prior to progression into the curriculum area of your choice the following September.

The Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Computing (IT) will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for at least three days a week.

The Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Computing (IT) is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £1200.
If full course payment is made on the first day of the course, a discount may apply.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The Level 1 course is assessed through coursework. The amount of coursework given may very between units and depend on the criteria to be assessed. All units are assessed internally and graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Successful completion of the Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Computing (IT) to a Merit or Distinction standard along with a good attendance record and positive reference from your tutor could lead to progression on to a Level 2 course. It could also lead to employment in IT or an Apprenticeship.

Additional costs include purchasing pens, paper, course specific materials and pay for educational and non-educational visits.

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If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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