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Digital and Computing Technologies - Introduction at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

This course offers an engaging program for those who are clear about the vocational area of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills necessary vocationally and personally to prepare them for employment or moving onto level 2 qualifications, providing they have met a high standard of work.

Course content

This programme will enable you to study a wide range of skills, all of which will help you 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.

Also, this programme will help you to improve your maths, English and ICT, plus develop the personal and social skills which 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
  • The skills you need to gain employment
  • Functional skills necessary for life

Entry requirements

Required evidence - 3 GCSEs grades E or equivalent, one of which must be English.Initial assessment results showing English at least at Entry level 3 and working towards level 1.A successful interview and reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course.



Assessment will be carried mainly through assignments and where an assignment is inappropriate, observation witness statements maybe used.

Functional skills will be assessed through formal exam.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the qualification may present opportunities for learners preparation /entry into employment or access to a level 2 qualification providing they have met a high standard of work.

Further information

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 already
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: C054
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  • Number of planned places: 12