BTEC Level 1 Diploma for IT Users

Summary

Our BTEC Level 1 qualification for IT Users develop the skills and knowledge that learners need to start a career in IT.

Designed to meet the needs of today’s businesses, these hands-on, applied qualifications give learners a chance to gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification and progress to employment or further education in the IT sector.

Awarding Body

Pearson BTEC

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of two GCSEs at grades A - G or grades 9 - 1, a willingness to learn and some experience of using computers and other technology.

You will be required to attend an interview.

What modules will you study?

• Improving productivity using IT
• IT user fundamentals
• IT communications
• Databases
• Desktop publishing
• Word processing
• Presentation software
• Spreadsheet software
• Use of the internet and email
• Internet safety
• Design and imaging software

Every full-time course will include opportunities to receive work experience.

Maths and English form part of this course and learners will be assessed at the appropriate level.

How will I learn?

Learners are expected to take control of their own learning, and it is our job to guide you towards the independent approach to learning rather than just give you all the knowledge you need. You may find you have more freedom to decide what to do, but also that you need to make decisions for yourself. It is very important that you meet deadlines set and put in the hours expected on the course. One of the objectives of this course is to prepare you for a job, and this student-centered approach is an important part of this process. You will take part in practical classes where you will develop various Information Communication Technology skills.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment is designed to reward students for what they can do as well as what they know. You will be internally assessed through written assignments, projects and / or case study work.

Mostly this will be evidence of your work on a computer system and so will be printouts, annotated to explain what you have done. Some units may ask for a special form of evidence to be produced by you.

What opportunities will this lead to?

• Progression to a Level 2 equivalent qualification
• Apprenticeship in IT
• Employment in the IT sector

Progression is awarded subject to successful completion of study program, aptitude and interview.

How long is the course?

Full-time over one year.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no specific extra costs, just stationery for study.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk
www.furness.ac.uk

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