4 x GCSEs at grade C and D / 9-4 including maths and English or a Level 1 IT qualification plus maths and English. A commitment to learning and a keen interest in IT.
If you do not meet these entry requirements please ask about our Level 1 Study Programmes.
Areas of study will include 3 core units including; The Online World, Technology Systems and A Digital Portfolio. There are other units that could include; Creating Digital Animation, Computer Networks, Website Development and Installing and Maintaining Computer Hardware. The course will help you to develop knowledge and understanding by applying your learning and skills in a work related context. It will also encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern day workplace. These skills include; team-working, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.
Who is the course suitable for?
School leavers age 16-18 years old with a commitment to learning and able to attend College full time prepared to learn. This qualification will help you to develop the transeferable skills, attributes and behaviours needed to progress to further study at the next level and employment. We have high professional standards and expectations of our learners and expect excellent attendance and punctuality. You will also be required to complete PPD, English and Maths alongside your IT course.
Development of Maths and English
Students who have not yet achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and Maths will have to continue taking these subjects up to the age of 18, as per government requirements. At Central Bedfordshire College Students who have not achieved A*-C/9-4 in GCSE Maths and English will be required to retake these GCSE subjects in order to obtain at least a C/4 grade at GCSE level.
Employability Skills Development
Your study programme includes employability skills development, careers information, support and guidance on progression opportunities.
How will the course be taught?
You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced professionals who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level.
Lectures, discussions, independent research and practical and written tasks.
How will I know how well I am doing?
Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their learners on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.
Are there any additional costs?
Coming to college is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. Pens, paper and a USB memory stick are essential purchases. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.
What course can I do next?
You can progress onto:
- Level 3 Diploma in ICT Sysytems
- Level 3 in Computing
- Level 3 in Graphic Design
- Level 3 in Animation
Alternatively you could look for an Apprenticeship or entry level employment.
Where can I get further support / advice?
Please apply online and you will be invited for an interview with the subject teacher who will discuss the course fully with you.
How do I join the course?
Please apply online
16-18 £0.00 19+ £764.00 If you are over 19 and it is your first full level 1 or 2 qualification your fee may be funded.