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Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma in IT

This introductory course is designed to help you develop a wide range of skills including problem solving, communication and research, to prepare you for the next level of study.

You'll develop your understanding of digital communication technologies, explore website design and spreadsheets and learn how to develop computer programs.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

  • Unit 1 - Being Organised
  • Unit 2 - Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Unit 3 - Working with Others
  • Unit 4 - Researching a Topic
  • Unit 5 - Developing Digital Information Using IT
  • Unit 6 - Using Digital Communication Technologies
  • Unit 7 - Solving Technical IT Problems
  • Unit 8 - Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
  • Unit 9 - Creating a Website
  • Unit 10 - Creating a Computer Program

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed using a range of practical assignments, coursework and a portfolio of evidence.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are required. However, a willingness to learn, achieve and progress is essential.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career, so a willingness to improve this is desirable.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in IT.

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Why study Computing and IT with us?

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Impress future employers and universities by gaining MOS status alongside your course.


Tutors are passionate about the subjects they teach with years of experience.

Progression Routes

Progress onto university, an apprenticeship or into employment.

Valuable Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience in the computing and IT industry to boost your CV. 

Diverse Range of Skills

You'll learn everything from programming and web design to multimedia application production.

Technical Support

You'll have access to the latest software to help you get the most out of your course.