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Level 1 Certificate in IT & Digital Skills

The Level 1 IT course will help you to improve your ability to use a range of IT applications and computer skills that are regularly used in an office-based role to produce documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You will also learn about using email and IT security.

What will I study?

You can choose a minimum of 3 of the following units and must achieve a minimum of 9 credits:

  • Database Software
  • IT Security for Users
  • Presentation Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Word Processing Software
  • Using Email and the Internet

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan
  • 19+

What are the entry requirements?

All prospective students will undertake an initial assessment to ensure they have basic computer knowledge. Students should have gained or be working towards recognised qualifications in English and Maths at Entry 3.

How will I be assessed?

All units will be internally assessed by course tutors and externally moderated by BTEC Examiner-moderators.

What could I progress to?

After you have achieved the Level 1 IT qualification, you could progress to:

When does the course start?

September 2023

What is a Study Programme?

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24, declare a disability and have an EHC Plan this course will form part of your study programme.

The programme also includes:

  • English & Maths
  • Citizenship & Employability
  • Work Experience or Placement
  • Enrichment
  • 1-to-1 Personal Tutor Sessions

Find out more about our Study Programme

How much will the course cost?

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).