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Introduction to IT - Level 1 - Full-time (North Devon)

Level 1
Course Code:
North Devon Campus
One year

IT skills are your passport to a wide range of career options. The Level 1 Diploma covers all aspects of computing and covers practical skills and knowledge of underlying technologies. This course can give you specialist work-relevant IT skills in many aspects of computing, including units on computer hardware, programming, website design and knowledge of underlying principles of the internet.

This programme is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to the IT industry.


You will cover core units on the following areas:
- being organised
- developing a personal progression plan
- working with others
- researching a topic
- developing digital information using IT
- using digital communication technologies
- creating a spreadsheet to solve problems
- creating a website
- developing a computer programme
- solving technical IT problems
You will be assessed by two assignments per module.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or equivalent or above, preferably including Maths and English.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 3 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 1 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.
Most students use this qualification as a basis for further study. In the first instance you would progress to the Level 2 Information and Creative Technology, and then finally the Level 3 qualification or branch out onto an apprenticeship.
We have a number of IT `super rooms', housing new i7 computers equipped with High Resolution Displays for computing/design work. These rooms have Creative Cloud and computer applications.

You will be taught mostly in computing rooms, equipped with modern networked PCs. Each student will have the use of their own PC. For the theory parts of the course, you may occasionally be taught in a standard classroom.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.