Perhaps you fancy being a Web Designer, a Programmer or does creating computer animations appeal? This course offers an exciting opportunity to gain a foundation in IT that could lead you to your dream career.

After a successful year on Level 1, you could progress to our Everything IT Level 2 course.

As part of the course, you will complete a Mathematics and English qualification which will further help to prepare you for employment. 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

You have three progression routes:

  • Level 2 qualification at The College 
  • Employment in IT Industry 
  • Apprenticeship training with opportunities for further part time study 

What jobs can I get? 

The qualification opens up employment opportunities in a whole host of jobs in the industry, from forensic computing, IT Technician, IT security, web development to database administration.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need to achieve GCSEs grades 3 - 2 (formerly D-E), including English and maths.  Alternatively successful completion of a Foundation Entry Level 3 qualification and have achieved an Entry Level 3 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

You will participate in 30 hours of work experience with a local IT company as part of this Study Programme.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
TAN1FX021C 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

There will be mandatory units that need to be completed as well as IT and Computing specific units and activities:

  • Induction to Study (Award)
  • Developing Personal Confidence & Self-Awareness (Award)
  • Personal Career Planning
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Understanding Your Pay
  • Word Processing Software
  • Spreadsheet Software

More info

Start Day/Time 

This course will be run at our Lansdowne, Bournemouth Campus. Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1 Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

Ascentis

Curriculum Area 

Business, Digital, Leadership & ESOL - Digital & Computing

More about the course 

You’ll be based in Lansdowne.  This is a very practical, hands-on programme, integrating new and emerging technologies.

During your course you will have the opportunity to go on trips and to compete in competitions such as the WorldSkills Competition.

Highly qualified and experienced lecturers delivering you the knowledge and skills needed to progress onto your chosen career path.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1 Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

Ascentis