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ICT BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Leeds City College

Course description

Level 1 course aimed at introducing students to skills and techniques to enable them to progress onto higher levels. This exciting course uses a range of mobile devices and software to create and edit photographs, animation, web design, audio and video elements as well as using some of the more traditional IT packages.

A basic introduction to programming is also taught. Alternative methods for collecting evidence are used throughout the courses, with students being given a choice of these to enable them to take some ownership of their own learning. Team building and fund raising are built into the course to enhance employability skills.

Students also work towards gaining qualifications in literacy and numeracy, with extra support available where needed. Due to the structure of these courses there is sometimes an opportunity for January enrolment to complete the Certificate qualification.

Course content

You will cover a selection of topics:

  • Improving Productivity
  • IT Software Fundamentals
  • Mobile IT Devices
  • Website Software
  • Multimedia Software
  • Internet Safety for IT Users
  • Internet Security for IT Users
  • Presentation Software
  • Design Software
  • Imaging Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Audio Software
  • Video Software
  • Using the Internet
  • Keyboarding

Entry requirements

If you wish to enrol to a Foundation Learning Programme, you could come with a range of qualifications which could include GCSEs, units of qualifications already taken or have few or no qualifications.

  • Students should have:
  • A genuine interest in IT
  • A commitment to complete homework and project work on time
  • The ability to communicate and demonstrate socially acceptable behaviour in College
  • Literacy skills at Entry 2 or above.


You will be assessed continually by assignments and practical activities, including presentations, and project work. These are externally moderated by the examination body.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will lead to the award of a Certificate in IT, an Award in WorkSkills, an Award in PSD and an Award in Creative Media.

If you successfully pass all the qualifications may then you have the opportunity to progress onto a range of level 2 qualifications at Leeds City College.

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: 10 May 2017
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