Introductory Diploma in Information Technology L1

Course starts usually in September
Full time course days are ( TBC )
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Level 1
Cost or fee remission information
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

IT is used in most areas of employment and the Introductory Diploma in Information Technology L1 offers opportunities for learners to build and develop practical IT skills and improve their understanding of work based skills while gaining a qualification that is relevant, current and useful for learners who wish to work in the world of IT and Business. The qualification is designed to support employability and progression.


Course requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSE grades at E-F including Maths and English. Alternative qualifications will be considered. An interview and short assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject


What will I do?

The Introductory Diploma in Information Technology L1 is taught over 3 days per week for one year.

Award topics covered include:

  • Digital Information Skills,
  • Creative IT Skills,
  • IT technical Skills,
  • Employability Skills.

Units are taught in classes with a mixture of activities based on the unit content including written and practical tasks.

Assessment is via assignments and portfolios.

Functional Skills in Maths and English will be taught as a mandatory part of this course. Work experience will also be included as part of this course.


What will it give me?

The course will help you achieve a Diploma in Information Technology L1 alongside qualifications in Maths and English if you do not already hold a grade C or above. It will help to develop skills and employment opportunities and the ability to progress onto a level 2 course in IT.


Materials needed

None required


What can I do when I finish?

Progression internally depending upon achievement, attendance and motivation. Employment opportunities may include Junior Technician.


What next?

If you would like to apply, please click on the APPLY section below. Thank you.

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