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Programming & IT Level 1 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Programming & IT Level 1 Diploma

Designed for students, who wish to develop skills and start a career in the every growing Digital Market. This course is a superb platform to start your journey into Creative Digital Media as you will create sound, video, animation and web design products, learn to use and maintain digital equipment and support communication online. The subjects taught will help you develop a wide range of creative technical skills while supporting you in English and Maths. The course is suitable for both 16-18 and 19+.

The course will open up doors to many career options for the future whether you want to go on to work for a local or global business as creative and digital specialist or technical support expert. Businesses need creative and energetic individuals who enjoy using the internet, writing blogs, sharing ideas, creating conversations and following online communities or setting trends. This is an exciting course to begin your digital career.

Course content

Units you will cover:

• Working with Audio and Graphics software

• Create manage, and update Social Media using creative technology

• Create and maintain web sites for different audiences

• Use of Video & Presentation techniques to support business

• Design graphics for Facebook, Instagram, Flickr

• Learn and use update technology to support business functions

• IT Software Fundamental

• Lean to plan, create, execute creative work online

• Work placement / experience opportunity

The course will have a strong focus on supporting English and Maths Functional Skills.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 3 GCSEs at Grade E or a Pass at Entry level. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. You will need to show that you have a sound interest in the area of Social Media. All students aged 16-18 without GCSE English and maths at C or above will work towards these qualifications while on their course. We particularly welcome applications from females and members of ethnic minorities.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to:

  • Level 2 Social Media Apprenticeships programme
  • Level 2 Business IT Users
  • BTEC Level 2 IT & Programming

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.