Information Technology (BTEC Level 1)

Information Technology (BTEC Level 1)

Subject Area: Information Technology Foundation Learning


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 149602
  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs at Grade 1 including maths and/or English, or demonstrate the ability to work towards Level 1 in maths and English in an assessment.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    The study programme is made up of the following units:
    Being organised, Developing a personal progression plan, Working with others, Research a topic, Using digital communication technologies, Solving technical IT problems, Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems, Creating a website, Developing a digital product, and Creating a digital animated graphic.

    You will be able to achieve either a ‘pass, merit, or distinction’ grade in each of the units that you will study. You will be assessed using a variety of methods such as individual, paired, and group work, where you will be required to submit assignments, conduct presentations, and complete workbooks. GCSE and Functional Skills assessments are assessed via examination.

    You will be expected to spend approximately 17 hours each week studying in College, which is currently spread over 3 days.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    The purpose of these qualifications is to develop the transferable skills, attributes and behaviours needed to progress to further study and ultimately to employment.

    You will learn using modern software packages, which include Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, elements of the Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Camtasia.

    Learners could be given opportunities to carry out practical tasks, present information that they have gathered, keep working logbooks, records and reflective journals, practise English and mathematical skills, take part in oral or written presentations, take part in role play, interviews and other activities.

    Core Skills Covered: Technology | Data Analysis | IT Skills | Problem Solving | Project Management | Attention to Detail

    Next Steps

    Upon successful completion of this course you may choose to progress to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Information Technology or an alternative level 2 course.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Daniela - BTEC Level 1 for IT Users

    Having enrolled on the course with English as a second language, I had to quickly get to grips with this in addition to the subject itself. I particularly enjoyed learning about the different software packages available and I even won Student of the Year, which gave me confidence to progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in IT. I am hoping I have an equally successful year this year as I want to fulfil my ambition by going to University to continue to learn about IT.