Digital Technologies Diploma Level 1

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2024


The Level 1 Digital Technologies Diploma (Diploma in Progression Level 1) will help you to gain knowledge and skills required when seeking employment in the computing industry. You will develop skills across programming, cyber security and networking as well as gain an understanding of the different pathways within the industry.

This course has been designed specifically to develop foundation level skills in all aspects of computing. As we move into a digital world these skills are vital and will support you with progression opportunities.

You will also gain wider skills such as completing Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (IDEAS) badges, which test your computing skills and well as completing a unit covering Robotics.

What will I do?

The Level 1 Digital Technologies Diploma is delivered by theoretical and practical units.

As well as the mandatory units, other units may include:

  • Games Design & Development
  • Website Design
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Cyber Security
  • IT Support Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Networking

You will also cover Robotics Fundamentals as part of this course.

Your study programme will also include maths and English to allow you to progress and develop your skills.

You will also have access to a wide range of additional learning opportunities that allow you to have fun and learn about the industry, these may include things such as trips, guest speakers, robot wars challenges, regular games tournaments and a games club.

The entry requirements for the Level 1 Digital Technologies Diploma 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 Level 3 qualification.

The Level 1 Digital Technologies Diploma will take you one year to complete, you will attend Boston College for at least three days per week.

The Level 1 Digital Technologies Diploma 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 £1500.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence demonstrating knowledge and practical skills.

Succesful completion of this course could lead to progression on the Information and Creative Technology First Extended Certificate Level 2.

Additional costs may include money to pay towards trips and wider learning activities.

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