Computing & IT

Level 1 Award in Computing - C120

12 Quays Full Time Level 1 Duration 20 weeks

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This course is a preparation for learning in September, introducing you to some concepts in Computing, as well as completing work which will prepare you for future learning.

Course Details

You will complete a unit on Developing a Personal Progression Plan, which will help you plan your next steps in college, into a job or onto an apprenticeship. You will also do some work with digital information and websites, to prepare you for your next steps.

Entry Guidelines

Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, 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

You will complete tasks for each unit to meet the assessment criteria. You will be support to do this in your lessons.

Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?

Study Programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?

Level 1 in Computing or Level 2 in Computing, depending on other prior qualifications and progress on the course.

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Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays Main Building
Tuesday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays Main Building
Wednesday 09:00 — 14:00 12 Quays Main Building

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 22/23.

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


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