BTEC Level 1

Introductory Certificate in IT

The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in IT equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to kick-start a career in the IT sector, and can be studied alongside other subjects.

You will learn how to create websites, develop digital products, solve technical IT problems, and a range of further knowledge and practical skills to support you to work successfully in a variety of exciting IT roles, such as game designers, web developers, and data analysts.

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and is assessed via assignments. It prepares you for further learning in IT and develops transferable skills including communication, time management and teamwork which can be used for learning in other sectors.

Level

One

Learning

Online and in-person

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What to expect from Skills Training UK

Attend regular classes either in-person or online.

Allow time for project work and study each week.

Talk to your trainer for support and guidance if you need more support.

Bring a positive attitude to class and any work experience to make sure you get the most from the opportunity.

What does a learner need to do?

Attend regular classes either in-person or online.

Allow time for project work and study each week.

Talk to your trainer for support and guidance if you need more support.

Bring a positive attitude to class and any work experience to make sure you get the most from the opportunity.

Course content

The course comprises two core units and several optional, specialist units.

The core units ensure that all learners will develop:

  • Organisational skills
  • A personal progression Plan

Optional specialist units

  • Developing digital Information using IT
  • Using digital communication technologies
  • Solving Technical IT Problems
  • Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems
  • Creating a website
  • Creating a computer program
  • Developing a digital product
  • Creating a digital animated graphic

Eligibility

Learners do not need to achieve any other qualifications before registering for a BTEC Level 1. No prior knowledge, understanding or skills are necessary.

Qualifications

Depending on the result of your assessment you may be awarded a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Information Technology.

Assessment

Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified.

All units are internally assessed – giving you the chance to demonstrate the skills you’ve developed.

Evidence for assessment will be generated throughout the course from project work, assignments, workplace assessment and presentations.

Whilst I made a great start in the classroom with face-to-face support, I found that I actually preferred learning from the comfort of my own home. I still received the fantastic one-to-one support from my tutors, just virtually, which meant I could continue to get the support I needed.

Hunter Warnock, BTEC Learner

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