Information Technology Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: CN705
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time

The Level 1 Creative Technologies programme has been designed for learners who wish to follow a career in this sector. This is an introduction into Games, web design, multi-media and networking.   In addition you will developing employability skills through contact with leading creative technology professionals which will enable you, to acquire the powerful knowledge and skills required to succeed in education and in a range of creative technology companies.

What will I study?

You will study a variety of modules in relation to Information Technology such as:

  • Digital Communication Technologies
  • Solving Technical IT Problems
  • Creating a Website
  • Creating a Computer Program
  • Developing a Digital Product
  • Creating a Digital Animated Graphic

Embedded in your study programme will be English, Maths, Employability and Study Skills. 

This is a one year full time study programme.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at Grade 2 (E) or above are required including English Language, Mathematics and IT.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

How will I be assessed?

During the study programme you will be set assignments that will be assessed and an overall grade for the qualification awarded.

What can I do next?

Successful learners will be awarded the BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Information Technology. Learners gaining a Merit or Distinction and a recommendation from the Course Tutor can progress onto Level 2 .

Your Study Programme

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You will study in St Pauls Computing Centre where there is twelve dedicated computing rooms, and a gaming room, each equipped with eighteen PCs running Windows 7, Office 2010 and a range of software including Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, Visual C++ 2010 and a wide range of specialised software. We have Microsoft and CISCO Academy accreditation and industry trained tutors. You will also benefit from free wireless access throughout the building and a library and resource centre providing in excess of 60 computers and 45,000 books.

Enrichment & Employability

Our computing and IT courses teach the skills and knowledge that will prepare you for University or a career in an IT or computing role. We can develop your knowledge of digital technologies and whether you want to be a computer games developer, IT manager or technician, these courses could be for you.

Our students take part in a variety of trips including The Photographic Museum to see the professional uses of computer animation techniques and video production.

If you are studying or progress on to a level 3 course you can apply to join the IT Career Academy. You will be able to carry out a 6 week paid internship with a local employer and have an industry mentor for the duration of your course. Taking part in this academy will also gain you extra UCAS points.

In 2015 two Blackburn College IT/Computing students competed in the regional IT World Skills Competition and won their place in the national finals in Birmingham.

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