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Starts

5 Sep 2022

Study mode

Full Time

Campus

Framwellgate Moor Campus

Duration

1 year

Level

Level 1

Awarding body

BTEC

Course code

1047247
Fee Information

Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

16-18 - FREE (If meet residency criteria), If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.
19+, If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).
Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding (newcollegedurham.ac.uk) for more information.

Standard Fees of £0

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

This course is perfect if you want to develop your computing and IT skills.

Course details may be subject to change

This course is perfect if you want to develop your computing and IT skills.

Design interactive presentations, create spreadsheets to solve problems and develop digital information using IT.

You will also develop your skills to help you to organise and prioritise your work, and you will study maths and English within the course.

Entry Criteria

  • Entry Level 3 English and Maths
  • GCSE grade 2 (E-F) or above
  • Entry Level 3 Qualification in ICT

What are the next steps?

Please bring your qualification certificates or predicted grades, a school attendance letter, a reference from a teacher and any information relating to learning support needs.

Additional Costs

There may be a small cost for additional trips and visits.

Study Aims

This course will introduce you to various computing and IT concepts, as well as how to be organised and personal progression.

The course will cover:

  • Interactive presentations
  • Information technology systems

Modules Studied

  • Being organised - you will develop techniques to help you to organise your work and manage your time and tasks effectively.
  • Personal Progression Plan - you will develop the skills and behaviours needed to progress to the next stage in your learning, identifying progression opportunities and creating a plan to enable you to get there.
  • Designing an Interactive Presentations - you will develop the skills needed to produce interactive presentations that incorporate media content.
  • Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems - you will develop skills to create a spreadsheet that solves problems and displays numeric and non-numeric information by applying suitable tools and techniques.
  • Developing Digital Information Using IT- you will design and present information for a specific audience using IT. You will explore design elements and use different types of software to produce engaging information.

Times of Delivery

Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.

Teaching and Assessment

This qualification will be assessed through:

  • Evidence from oral or written presentations
  • Assessor questioning
  • Practical assessment
  • Recordings of role play
  • Work logbooks
  • Reflective journey.

Weekly homework will be given to support independent study.

Placement

You will be encouraged to undertake a suitable work placement throughout the year to:

  • Boost confidence
  • Develop employability skills
  • Build relationships for possible future employment

You will receive help to find a work placement position.