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IT (Business) BTEC L1 Diploma at Waltham Forest College

Course description

If your ambition is to pursue a career in computing and information communication technologies (ICT) or Business, then this course will give you just the start you need. You will be using our superb computer facilities and have the guidance of staff with a vast working knowledge of computer technology in industry and Business. The computers in our IT Centre are equipped with industry-relevant software, ensuring you gain the skills needed to enable you to progress into the workplace or onto further study.

Course content

Developing a Digital Product 
Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
Being Organised 
Developing a Personal Progression Plan 
Solving Technical IT Problems 
Using Digital Communication Technologies 
Creating a Website 
Developing Digital Information Using IT 
Working with Others 
Researching a Topic

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade G or above including grade E or above in English and Maths
Interview and assessment


All units are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification.

Future opportunities

These qualifications prepare learners for further learning at a higher level in Information Technology or Business. The development of transferable skills means that learners can also choose a study programme from alternative sectors.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waltham Forest College directly.

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford