Level 1 Introductory Diploma in IT

Start (w/c): 01/09/2020 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Aberdare

Course Information

The aim of this qualification is to give learners the opportunity to acquire and develop a broad range of knowledge and skills in the information technology sector and the creative industries. This will enable them to progress to further learning.

What Will I Learn?

You will study a range of units some of which include: developing digital information using IT, solving technical problems, creating a website, creating a computer program, researching a topic, working with others and using digital communication technologies.

Entry Requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs grades A* to E including Maths and English or successful completion of Entry 3 Foundation qualifications.

You will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


All learning is undertaken within our modern and well-equipped IT classrooms and workshops. You will undertake an assessment in each unit which can be generated through a range of activities, including assignments, role play, practical performance and verbal presentations. There are no formal examinations however you will be expected to work to deadlines and maintain your course files/portfolios to the required standards.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.

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Career Progression

  • Upon successful completion of the course you may be eligible to progress to a Level 2 course such as the Diploma in System Support or the BTEC L2 First Diploma in Information and Creative Technology

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • IT business analyst, architect or systems designer

    Average salary: £38,942

  • IT engineer

    Average salary: £23,264


Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.

Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.


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