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Level 1 in Computing and IT at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

The course is aimed at young people aged 16-19 who are not already in education, working, or training who are interested in IT. The programme will provide you with support in developing your vocational skills. The aim of the course is to prepare you for progression onto a Level 2 course in IT.

Course content

The course is aimed at young people aged 16-19 who are not already in education, working, or training who are interested in IT. The programme will provide you with support in developing your vocational skills. The aim of the course is to prepare you for progression onto a Level 2 course in IT. Areas of study include: • Presentation Software • Basic Programming Skills using Scratch and Raspberry Pi • Preparation for Work • Customer Service Skills • Word Processing • Budgeting and Money Matters • Web Page Design, Internet and Email • Teamwork Skills

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however a commitment to studying and an interest in IT is desirable.

Assessment

To achieve this qualification you will be expected to pass the Award and Certificate at Level 1 prior to taking the Diploma. Achievement is determined by the successful completion of the unit assessment. Whilst taking one of our full-time courses you will also complete a programme of Functional Skills which could comprise of a combination of English and Maths. These Functional Skills are an essential requirement for employment progression, higher education and other further education courses.

Future opportunities

You will have the opportunity to progress throughout the academic year by completing an Award and then progressing onto the Certificate. On successful completion of the certificate, you can then progress into the Diploma. On achieving the Diploma, you may have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 course in IT. You could also progress onto an Apprenticeship. At Work: You have the opportunity to enter employment with a Nationally Recognised Qualification which demonstrates your ability to study and your proven abilities in English, Maths and IT

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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    • Nuneaton is our largest campus, home to the majority of our courses and offers a great range of low-priced services including The Salons, Budding Florists, Glebegate Restaurant and the Sport & Fitness Centre.

      • Advanced Engineering Centre, housing CNC and CAD machines and a 3D printer
      • Library
      • Onsite nursery
      • College Refectory, serving Starbucks
      • Costa Coffee Shop
      • Sports & Fitness Centre, boasting two football pitches, a dance studio, gym and sports hall
      • The Salons
      • Glebegate Restaurant and Refresh Bistro
      • Student Centre
      • Motor Vehicle Workshop
      • Prayer Room
      • Florist shop
      • Airport & Cabin Crew simulation room

      Subjects available to study at this campus include:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Aviation
      • Business
      • Child Development and Education
      • Computing
      • Engineering
      • FE Choices
      • Floristry & Horticulture
      • Foundation Learning
      • Hair & Beauty
      • Health & Social Care
      • Hospitality & Catering
      • Motor Vehicle
      • Public Services
      • Sport
      • Travel & Tourism

      To find out more about North Warwickshire & Hinckley College:

      024 7624 3000
      the.college@nwhc.ac.uk
      www.nwhc.ac.uk