Computing & IT

Digital and Computing Technologies - Introduction - C054

12 Quays Full Time Level 1 Duration 36 weeks

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This course offers an engaging programme for those with a clear interest in the vocational area of Information Communication Technology (ICT). It will develop knowledge, understanding and skills necessary, vocationally and personally, to prepare for employment or move onto a level 2 qualification, providing a high standard of work is achieved.

Course Details

This programme will enable you to study a wide range of skills, all of which will help you progress on your chosen career pathway, moving into employment or further training. You will get the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification linked to your chosen career. This programme will help you to improve your maths, English and ICT skills, as well as develop the personal and social skills employers look for. You will be given support and guidance throughout your learning journey and your progress will be reviewed with you regularly.

The course covers areas such as:

  • Computer components and how they work
  • Computer programs and how to use them
  • Skills necessary to gain employment
  • Functional skills
Entry Guidelines

This is a Study Programme and priority is for 16-18 year olds.

A relevant Entry Level qualification or 3 GCSEs grades 2/E or equivalent. This should include English and Maths.

Satisfactory interview, assessment (ICT), school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be carried out mainly through assignments. Where this is not appropriate observations and/or witness statements may be used.

Additional Information

Students will be required to read, respond to and produce written materials to meet assessment requirements.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as a BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities. We will provide these for your use whilst in College, but to enhance your learning experience further we require you to make a contribution to trips throughout the year. Do you need support with the cost of this?

Where can I progress to?
Successful completion of this qualification presents opportunities to prepare for or progress into employment or access a level 2 qualification.

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £795.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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