Level 1 Diploma in IT (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The Level 1 Diploma in IT is a Full-time Further Education course designed for students who are interested in developing their IT and computing skills. This is located in the Computing and Information Technology (CIT) department.

It enables you to develop an understanding and practical skills through looking at how Information Technology is used in industry and commerce using a range of software applications, and through looking at jobs that involve working with ICT. IT and Digital Technology is fast becoming one of the UK’s most highly paid careers.

The top sectors to work in are app and software development, Data Management and Analytics and Hardware, Coding, Computer gaming, Devices and open source hardware.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grades E & F plus a successful interview.

  • Career Prospects

    Potential Progression Routes: The Level 1 Diploma in IT can stand as a basic qualification in ICT by itself.

    It can also be used as a basis for progression onto other further education courses including progression onto the Level 2 Diploma in ICT as well as other level 2 qualifications. Potential Career Opportunities: Computer Operator.

  • Course Modules

    Semester One:

    • Unit A1 Being Organised
    • Unit A2 Developing a Personal Progression Plan
    • Unit IT5 Developing Digital information Using IT Imaging Software
    • Unit IT8 Creating a Spread sheet to Solve Problems
    • Unit IT9 Creating a Website.

    Semester Two:

    • Unit A3 Working with Others
    • Unit A4 Researching a Topic
    • Unit IT6 Using Digital Communication Skills
    • Unit IT7 Solving Technical IT Problems
    • Unit IT12 Creating a Digital Animated Graphic.

  • Assessment

    All assessments for this qualification are assignment/task based

  • Additional Costs

    There may be additional course-related costs for text books and educational visits

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Brecon Beacons College

Neath College

Afan College

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