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Business and Computing Level 1 Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

The course is designed for those who would like to work in the IT industry. It's focus is evenly split between practice and theory. It is part of Foundation Learning.  Alongside the Diploma you will also study personal and social development, and functional skills.

Course content

You will learn how to develop knowledge in the use of general IT applications and gain skills that many employers value.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-E/F / 9-2 GCSE subjects or equivalent


You will be assessed through a combination of internal and external methods without formal examination.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

It will allow progression to Level 2 qualifications.

Further information

You will study for a qualification in Functional Skills, to Level One in English, Maths and ICT. All students are assigned a Personal Tutor and must attend tutorial sessions including out of class study support.

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: 30 November 2018

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

      Located in the heart of the town centre, our seven floor Centre offers excellent public transport links being only a five minute walk from the bus station and ten minute walk from the railway station. For all the latest travel information try downloading our Transport Guide.