Information Creative Technologies Level 1

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 2 GCSEs grade E/2 - G/1 including English and maths. A good school report, attendance record and attitude towards work, plus attendance at the 'Get to Know' day.

What will I learn?

During this one-year course you will use your interest for computers and technology to gain a basic understanding of how computers are used in business and creative environments.

During the course you will gain a practical feel for how IT is used in real-world situations. You will be introduced to the way that organisations use hardware, networks and applications to access, store and communicate business information. You will get a feel for design software, presentation software and database software, while working as part of a team to complete tasks and meet deadlines. You will also build your English, maths and employability skills during the year.

You will study a range of topics including:

  • IT solutions
  • Design software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Database software
  • Multimedia software
  • Word processing software
  • Imaging software
  • English, maths and employability skills

Your work will be continuously assessed throughout the course, covering various units of study within an assessment schedule.

What could I progress on to?

On completion of the course you can progress onto our Level 2 Information Creative Technologies courses or start an Apprenticeship programme in IT.

With additional training there may be a number of career opportunities available to you including: a computer operator, a system developer, a technical support worker, user support personnel, or a computer engineer.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 2594
    Course name Level 1 Diploma in Information Creative Technologies
    Campus Ore Valley Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.