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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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    • Our brand new £36m Corby Campus continues to offer a range of vocational programmes training learners for employment in a number of specialist fields, including Construction, Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Engineering. In September 2011 new provision was introduced in Sport, Public Services, Computing, Business, Care and Early Years as well as a number of new Higher Education programmes.

      For the trades, Corby campus has a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops providing realistic working conditions with the most up to date equipment available for our learners. New technology includes a dedicated suite for AutoCAD training.

      The modern building includes dedicated learning pods for each of the different subject areas equipped with learning resources and computer facilities. A 3G astroturf similar to the one at the college's Kettering campus will also be utilised by the Sports and Public Services provision and will be available for hire by local orgainsations and sports teams.

      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

      Tresham Studios, the college's brand new hair and beauty salons in the Corby campus, offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complimentary treatments at very competitive prices within realisitic working environments for learners to gain vital work experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available during term time.

      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.