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IT is a constantly evolving sector with new jobs always coming available. This specialist work-related qualification is designed to develop technical knowledge and personal skills that are essential for success in IT.

  • Entry Criteria

    Ambition, attention to detail and passion for new technology is a must for success on this course.

  • What will I study?

    You’ll study a range of IT applications, with introductory subjects including:

    • Improving productivity using IT - learn to use IT systems and software efficiently to complete planned tasks
    • IT user fundamentals - carry out routine maintenance of IT systems and respond to routine IT system problems
    • Software fundamentals - select and use software applications to meet needs and solve problems
    • Design and imaging software - learn to use software tools to create, manipulate and edit designs and images
    • MS Office - enter, edit and combine information accurately within Microsoft office programmes
    • Website software - plan, create and publish web pages to the Internet or an intranet using website software tools to structure and format web pages
    • Employability skills - explore self-management, team working, customer awareness, problem solving and communication

    In line with new Government policies, to make sure the UK is prepared for a world where almost every role will need an element of digital skills by 2023, this qualification will now factor in basic and general digital skills. These skills are specifically required for IT job roles across the economy and will ensure you are prepared for demanding job roles.

  • Future Prospects

    You can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Information and Creative Technology, where you will continue to develop the skills needed to eventually work in specialisms such as: technician, games designer and support, internet/web professional and many more.

    For more information visit the National Careers Service.