Computing // Level 1

The course for you if ...

You would like to develop your IT skills and knowledge and enable you to use IT effectively in your daily life.

What will I study?

You will study a variety of different subjects, as well as Maths and English, including:

  • Improving Productivity Using IT
  • IT User Fundamentals
  • Using the Internet
  • Internet Safety for IT Users
  • Using Email
  • IT Software Fundamentals
  • Database Software
  • Imaging Software
  • Desk top Publishing
  • Presentation Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Website Software
  • Word Processing Software

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone with a keen interest in IT.

An interview with a course tutor is also required.


Assessment is on-going, based on gathering a portfolio of evidence and a final assessment. 

Progression and careers

A BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT can prepare some students for progression onto an OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT at Level 2 if appropriate.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 1
Attendance Full-time
Duration Two years
Campus Coast Road Campus