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 units, including specialist units, will introduce you to particular topics in more depth.

Core Units:

Being Organised
Developing a Personal Progression Plan
Working with Others
Researching a Topic

Some of the Sector Specific Units may include:

Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
Creating a Website
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

Pearson Edexcel


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: 01/09/2022

End date: 23/06/2023

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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