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Introduction to Digital Technology Certificate Level 1 at The Manchester College

Course description

Technology dominates almost every aspect of our lives in the modern world, and the internet plays a key role in all parts of society. Understanding digital technologies and how they can be used effectively is a vital skill to have in a business environment. This introductory course will help you do just that! You’ll develop an extensive and varied range of abilities on this course, all relating to digital technology. You might begin with basic office skills like using email clients, spreadsheets and word processing software, before moving onto techniques associated with mobile devices, e-commerce, website design and imaging software. Throughout the course, you’ll be involved in planning, running and leading a number of different design and publishing projects, which help improve your leadership skills and prepare you for work. You’ll have the chance to study English and Maths, developing your written, verbal and visual communication skills for further qualifications or employment.



Financial information

Coursework will form most of the assessment for this course and will involve a variety of presentations, project work, written pieces, and presentations. If you’re studying English and Maths too, these will be assessed via set exams.

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

When you’ve completed this course, you’ll be laying the groundwork for a future career in business. You’ll have the opportunity to move onto one of a huge range of Level 2 courses at The Manchester College, focusing on Business or Computing and IT. You’ll be developing a strong set of IT skills for use in any office environment too, whether you want to work in banking or law, retail or the public sector. If you keep developing your knowledge and abilities as a computer specialist, you’ll be on the path to a number of potential careers in the IT and Computing industry.

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 April 2018
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    • Northenden Campus is a large, welcoming campus, offering a wide range of courses for school leavers, apprentices, adults and university-level students. We’ve invested £2 million in the campus to make it a great place to study vocational and academic courses. We’ve created a wildlife haven within the grounds and wildlife corridors connecting the site to the beautiful Wythenshawe Park nearby. Some of the facilities at Northenden are open to the public, including beauty salons.

      Facilities at Northenden Campus include:

      • fitness suite
      • football pitch
      • games area
      • large library resource centre (LRC)
      • SkillZone with extensive IT tools
      • art and design workshops
      • canteen and coffee bar
      • purpose built kitchen for catering courses
      • woodwork, ceramics and jewellery workshops
      • photography studios
      • salons (open to the public)
      • wildlife corridors to Wythenshawe Park
      • wildflower meadows
      • habitats for wildlife
      • birdboxes

      Local area

      Northenden is a suburb of south Manchester. There are shops, a supermarket, restaurants and takeaways 15 minutes’ walk from the campus in central Northenden. There are also a small supermarket and shops closer to the campus. Northenden is surrounded by green space. The campus is minutes away from Gib Lane Wood and Wythenshawe Park which includes a community farm. It is also close to the Mersey Valley nature reserve; a riverside walk through miles of countryside and parkland.