16-18 Year Olds


This course is a practical work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will introduce you to a career in ICT and provide a good basis to progress onto a level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved:

• A minimum of 3 GCSEs Grade 1 or above

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


During this course you will study ten units in total. Four core units will provide a general foundation and a further six specialist units will introduce you to particular topics in more depth.

Core Units:

A1 Being Organised
A2 Developing a Personal Progression Plan
A3 Working with Others
A4 Researching a Topic

Sector Specific Units:

Unit IT5: Developing Digital Information Using IT
Unit IT6: Using Digital Communication Technologies
Unit IT8: Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
Unit IT9: Creating a Website
Unit IT10: Creating a Computer Program
Unit IT12: Creating a Digital Animated Graphic

Alongside your main programme of study, you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above.


All BTEC Level 1 Diploma units are assessed through assignment work. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion of the course.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Awarding body



On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

Apply to study the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Information & Creative Technology

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

You will have the opportunity to take part in educational and industrial visits during your course. Possible visits may include Manchester United FC, The Museum of Science & Industry and Cheshire Police but could be subject to change, and most will incur an extra cost which will be discussed at interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 02/09/2021

End date: 24/06/2022

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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