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Course description

This course is all about being creative through the use of IT and digital tools. You will learn how to make documents that are properly structured.Specifically, you will learn how to create a web site that you build from the ground up. You will make web pages using a text editor and HTML/CSS. You will make your own website and launch it online. In addition to this you will explore the online world and technology systems. You will also focus on working with software applications like databases where you will create a relational database, creating computer graphics, creating computer animation and sound. Another unit is about learning the fundamentals of creating and installing a computer network. For the last part of the qualification, you will create a digital portfolio where you can upload all of the excellent work you will have created during the year. The digital portfolio will bring together all of the other units of study so that you can show off your skills in the units of study you have achieved.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade D/3, or an IT Users Diploma Level 1, with Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 1.


There are two forms of assessment for this course. Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed through online tests. The other units that are delivered are assessed through assignments of practical tasks and written evidence. All assignments and tasks are assessed and graded internally. Sometimes, assignments will also include the need for presentations and written reports as well as the practical coursework, although these are never the main element for assessment.All units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. The overall qualification grade is based on the calculation of unit grades achieved. These are Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. All students are encouraged to work towards the higher grades.

Future opportunities

If you achieve an overall merit grade, you can progress in the following year to the BTEC 90 credit Diploma in IT at Level 3, subject to interview. You may also consider an A Level programme, subject to GCSE grades. This qualification is recognised and valued by employers.

Further information

To progress on this course, and to go further in training or at work, it’s essential to have good Functional Skills alongside vocational expertise. All students who have not yet achieved a GCSE in Maths and/or English (grades A*-C) will continue to study these subjects as a compulsory part of their programme. Functional Skills set these subjects in their everyday context and develop your skills in the areas needed by everyone to function in modern life and at work.

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 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Years
  • Course code: 6307/010
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