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Computing (Beginner) - Level 1

Overview

This course is designed for those at the start of their IT journey. The course provides a firm foundation on which to build. You will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of digital skills to support your progression towards an exciting career in computing. 


Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20242868A1651FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.


What will I study?

  • Planning and organising 
  • Web design 
  • Software development 
  • Networking 
  • E-safety and online security 
  • Multimedia

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade 2.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.


How will I be assessed?

  • Assignment-based work
  • A mix of practical work
  • Video and photographic evidence.

Career opportunities


How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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