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Information and Creative Technology Level 1 Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

Suited to people who want a career in creative IT this course will help you towards a career as a computer technician, in programming, games design or website development and maintenance. You will also be building a web based portfolio to showcase all of your coursework to prospective employers.

Course content

You will study a range of topics including: • The online world • Digital Portfolio • Technology Systems • Creating Digital Graphics • Installing and maintaining hardware • Website Development • Multimedia Products Development • Computational Thinking • Computing In The Workplace • Installing and maintaining software • Spread Sheet Development

Entry requirements

A range of GCSEs at D or above including maths and preferably English, or equivalent. Alternatively, a Level 1 in Creative Information Technology at Merit or higher.


Most units have assignments that must be completed for you to gain all the criteria to get an overall grade. There are also two units that have an externally set online exam.

Financial information

You will need a memory stick for saving your work, stationery and a folder - yes you will still be doing some writing! The recommended textbook costs around £20.

Future opportunities

Many of our level 2 ICT students go into IT Apprenticehips or go onto our Level 3 computer science study programmes which allow you to specialise in Digital Development, Hardware, Games Design or Interactive Media. You would then have the potential to progress to a degree in Computer Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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      At the campus we offer a range of full and part time courses in Business and Administration, Computing, Art and Design, Teaching, Performing Arts, Sport, Public Services, Health Care, Child Education, Hairdressing and Beauty.

      The college prides itself on the specialist facilities on offer at the new campus.  For creative study there is a 165-seater performance theatre, dance studio, media suite, ceramics workshop and art rooms. Active learners can take advantage of the multi-use four-court sports hall, fitness suite and forthcoming landscaped sports fields. The hairdressing and beauty salons are also based at the campus.

      Supported Learning Programmes specially created for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities are on offer at the Kettering campus. Students develop the essential social and work skills that build confidence and prepare them for independent living and employment. High level support is provided by skilled and experienced staff in a simulated living area including kitchens, a bathroom and lounge.

      Skills for Life Workshop is available to improve basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages