Information Technology – IT

  • Level 1 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

Have you thought about working in software development or programming? Many computer jobs will experience fast growth, pay salaries well above the national average and offer lots of promotion opportunities.

This qualification is suitable for a diverse range of students including adults returning to study, those needing to upskill, seeking to develop greater independence and those who have not yet achieved accredited qualifications.

Units may include:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic
  • Using digital technologies
  • Solving technical IT problems
  • Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems
  • Creating a website
  • Developing a computer program
  • Developing a digital product

There will also be opportunities to develop your literacy and numeracy skills through a range of qualifications which will be studied at the appropriate level. The course also encourages the development of professional skills to help you on your course and with progression.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

Assessment is 100% course work. This may include oral examination, class tests, reports, role play or presentations, blogs, practical demonstrations, product production and participation in events.

  • Good, basic IT or administrative qualifications will be an advantage
  • Good basic skills in literacy and numeracy are essential
  • References may be requested

Students who have successfully completed and achieved this course may apply for the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology course. You may also wish to broaden your skills and apply for other Level 1 qualifications.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

There are lots of ways to enrich your studies outside of your main qualification. We have a state-of-the-art digital innovation space Den01 and an esports team that competes nationally.

As a student at Bridgend College, you can be part of our student Digital Champions programme and get hands on with lots of fun and exciting technologies such as robots, drones, virtual reality and more!

Units may include:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic
  • Using digital technologies
  • Solving technical IT problems
  • Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems
  • Creating a website
  • Developing a computer program
  • Developing a digital product

There will also be opportunities to develop your literacy and numeracy skills through a range of qualifications which will be studied at the appropriate level. The course also encourages the development of professional skills to help you on your course and with progression.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

Assessment is 100% course work. This may include oral examination, class tests, reports, role play or presentations, blogs, practical demonstrations, product production and participation in events.

  • Good, basic IT or administrative qualifications will be an advantage
  • Good basic skills in literacy and numeracy are essential
  • References may be requested

Students who have successfully completed and achieved this course may apply for the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology course. You may also wish to broaden your skills and apply for other Level 1 qualifications.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

There are lots of ways to enrich your studies outside of your main qualification. We have a state-of-the-art digital innovation space Den01 and an esports team that competes nationally.

As a student at Bridgend College, you can be part of our student Digital Champions programme and get hands on with lots of fun and exciting technologies such as robots, drones, virtual reality and more!

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