Introduction To Computing Level 1

BTEC Introductory Diploma

The Introduction to computing course will allow you to develop a strong foundation of specialist skills required within the IT sector.

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Level 1

Attendance - Full-time
Duration - 1 year
Start date - September-June
Where -
2 Locations
Huddersfield Centre
Springfield Sixth Form Centre

Course Overview

This course is a great introduction into the IT industry. It will enable you to develop your generic and sector-specific skills to work within the fast-paced computing industry.
During this course you will also begin to gain knowledge on more sector-specific skills, such as creating and developing a website, learning and using multiple computer programs, applications and software to solve technical issues.
On this course, you will learn about the importance of organising and prioritising workload within the industry, as well as developing your communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
This course is a great introduction into the IT industry. It will enable you to develop your generic and sector-specific skills to work within the fast-paced computing industry.
On this course, you will learn about the importance of organising and prioritising workload within the industry, as well as developing your communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
During this course you will also begin to gain knowledge on more sector-specific skills, such as creating and developing a website, learning and using multiple computer programs, applications and software to solve technical issues.

Core Skills Gained:

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 2 or above and maths at 1 or above and 2 other GCSEs at 2 or above.
Level 2 in Information and Creative Technology Certificate
Careers in IT include IT support, computer programming and developing, games development and website development.

You will be assessed through projects, practical demonstrations, observations, written assessments and report writing.

Why work in the Computing & IT Industry?

Employment in Information and Communication Technology roles are up 4% since 2018

Wide range of jobs in the Computing & IT Industry

Excellent choice of employers in the Computing & IT Industry

Information Technology and Telecommunications Directors

£20,744

IT Specialist Managers

£24,766

IT Project and Programme Managers

£26,583

IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

£24,652

Considered a career in the Computing & IT?

If you’re not sure what to study, why not find out more information about different types of possible careers? Or if you know what you career you want to do but not sure what you need to study, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

We support all our Students

From support with your learning, exams and finance right through to advice on future employment and careers. We support all our students through their educational journey.

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