2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Entry Level

Awarding body


Course code


Fee Information

Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see our Fees and funding page for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution 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.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution 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).

Course details may be subject to change.

Are you looking for a way to explore your options to help you get into Further Education or Employment in supportive environment in the IT industry?

This course is suitable for learners who require additional support or need to develop their Maths and English skills whilst working towards their progression goals by taking part in a range of theory and sessions.

In our IT specialism option, you will take part in a carousel of lessons introducing you to the different paths in the industry.

Developed to support young people, each bespoke programme is designed to meet the individual needs of a student.

Alongside your course you will work towards developing your maths and English, personal development and enrichment.

Entry Criteria

No formal requirements for entry to this course.

Additional Costs

A small cost may incur for enrichment trips and visits.

What are the next steps?

All applicants will be required to interview prior to enrolment, a meet the tutor session will be then arranged for a later date.

Study Aims

The qualification is designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on learners demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory. The qualification gives learners the opportunity to acquire and develop generic and transferable skills along with introductory IT skills.

Modules Studied

Learners will take part in 5 units to complete the qualification.

The 2 Mandatory units that learners will participate in are the following:

  • Skills for Learning
  • Team Challenge

Alongside this Learners will participate in 3 additional units that will be in their subject specialism, IT, and assist in developing skills needed for progression in Further Education.

Times of Delivery

The lessons will be timetabled over approximately 3-4 days which will also include Maths, English. digital skills and Personal Development sessions.

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

All theory and practical sessions will be delivered in classrooms with IT facilities. Assessment will be internally set and conducted through assignments, portfolios, observation and question & answer sessions.

Maths and English

All learners who have not achieved a grade 4 in maths and English will be required to continue studying these until they achieve a GCSE grade 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills.


To support with your learning and employability skills, we encourage all learners to take part in a vocationally related work placement to develop confidence and progression throughout the course.