IT and Computing (Digital Skills)

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Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £994 p/ year
24+ £994 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year

Funding

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Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £994 p/ year
24+ £994 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

Apply

Overview

This Level 1 qualification is all about gaining good IT skills and make you more employable. These skills will enable you to work effectively and productively when you get a job. They will also help you to progress on to a higher level course in Information Technology (IT). If you enjoy using computers then you will be able to use this enthusiasm, as well as your own knowledge and skills, to the content of the course.

The course work that you will do is all based on work-related scenarios. This means you will be able to make the connection between what you learn at college and how you will use this skills and knowledge in the workplace.

The units we offer will help you to make the important next-step decision ? and will support your progression to a more specialised level 2 vocational or academic computing course, or to an Information Technology apprenticeship or job.

Aims of the course

The course aims to give you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of Information Technology. You will also focus on the skills you will need as you prepare for employment.

Unit Breakdown

The course includes:

  • Coursework-based Units:
  • Improving Products Using ICT
  • Word processing Software
  • IT User Fundamental
  • Using the Internet
  • Using Email
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Imaging Software
  • Website Software
  • Multimedia Software
  • Presentation Software
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • Design Software
  • IT Communication Fundamentals

Assessment Method

Learners are assessed through practical assignments

Progression Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to a more specialised level 2 vocational or academic computing course, or to an Information Technology apprenticeship or job.

Career Options

This course gives you the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the Information Technology sector and some aspects of the creative industries.

Junior job roles include:

  • General office work
  • Software Engineer
  • Website Content Manager
  • Help Desk Support
  • Graphic Designer.

What can I earn in the digital skills sector? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a digital skills qualification, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and an excellent salary in your sights.

For example: IT project managers start on around £29,000 a year and an earn £49,000 with 3-5 years' experience IT user support technicians start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £33,000 with 3-5 years' experience Website developers start on around £18,000 and can earn £32,000 with 3-5 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in digital skills, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with companies like Cisco Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers, students benefit from valuable work experience, and are taught by staff with extensive industry experience. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/it-computing or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs E-F / or Grade 2 (in 2017 GCSEs) or
  • Relevant Entry Level qualification or
  • Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

When you are accepted onto this course you will also be given the opportunity to develop your skills in English and maths. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Facilities

We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs where you will learn a range of skills.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

What could I earn?

  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c. £35,900
  • Information technology and telecommunications directors £50,400
  • Advertising accounts managers and creative directors £34,100

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