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Level 1 Diploma for IT Users

Qualification type:
Level 1
Mode of study:
Full-Time Courses
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The course is designed to increase your knowledge of a broad range of IT subjects, from computer hardware and multimedia units to more traditional subjects such as the Microsoft Office Suite. You will also learn basic business administration skills.

What Will I Learn

During the course you will not only learn the theory, but also have experience of using the technology. During the year you will have the opportunity to visit computer based businesses in the area to see how IT is used in the business world. As such you will learn about what an employer expects and how to prepare yourself for the world of work.

Example Modules

  • Using Mobile IT Devices
  • Design Software
  • Website Software
  • Working in Business Administration

How Will I Be Assessed?

You will carry out assignments throughout the year including creating presentations, blogs, podcasts, posters and reports.

Entry Requirements

2 GSCEs or an Entry Level 3 qualification in IT, or relevant work experience. You should be able to demonstrate subject interest.

Additional Information

A £50 fee will be payable on enrolment for a programme of trips that will be arranged throughout the academic year.


Once you have completed this qualification, you can progress onto the Level 2 BTEC Diploma in IT or even progress onto an apprenticeship within the college, provided that you have received a Merit or above.

Career Opportunities

This course will give you a solid foundation in IT skills allowing you to progress towards a career within the industry. Such career paths include Programmers, Systems Analysts, Web Developers, System Administrators and IT Consultants.

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