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Course Overview

The course lasts 1 year and takes place at The Hub. After successful completion of the course to a good standard, students can progress to a relevant Level 2 in Computing, Media or System Support or seek relevant employment.

Level 1
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Course Fees
Funded for 16-18
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Aged 19 and over? Click here to find out about our financial support available

Units and Structure

The course content includes:

  • I.T User Fundamentals
  • Improving Productivity Using I.T
  • Set up an I.T System
  • Optimise I.T System Performance
  • I.T Security for Users
  • I.T Communication Fundamentals
  • Audio Software – Edit and create you own sounds
  • Design Software with Animation
  • Imaging Software – Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Website Software and HTML

Assessment is a combination of External Tests, Report writing, Witness Testimonies, Professional discussion and Digital Portfolio building.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Applicants should have an interest in Computing and Media.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
Increase expertise & confidence in creative and technical computing

Student Comment

The Level 1 was good because I furthered my IT skills all around, in a fun way. I learned lots of subjects including Computer Maintenance – setting up and fixing computers, Computer Imaging Skills using Photoshop and Illustrator, Video editing skills. I really enjoyed the course because I learned lots of new things with great, fun teaching.

Cameron Horton

Student Comment

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It was fun learning new skills in all aspects of computing on the L1. I enjoyed learning the security and office skills, loved learning image editing and creation using Photoshop and Illustrator and really liked the computer maintenance, upgrading and repairing too.

Kiran Meharban

Progression and Employment

Opportunities exist to enter the Digital and Computing Industries at a Junior Level but further study would be recommended to achieve employment in many job roles including IT Technician, Network Engineer and Programmer.


Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Name: Student Services
Telephone: 0800 358 7575
Email: Contact online

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Applicants should have an interest in Computing and Media.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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