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BTEC Level 1 Certificate for ICT Users

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £1,896*
  • Duration of course 36 weeks
  • Course type Full-time (16-18s)
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

This is a practical course covering the use of application software and practical skills in using ICT.

Outline of skills and knowledge

Units will include:

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • IT user fundamentals
  • Setting up an IT system
  • Optimise IT system performance
  • Security for IT users
  • IT communication fundamentals
  • Using the Internet
  • Using email
  • Using collaborative technologies
  • Using mobile IT devices
  • Personal information management software
  • IT software fundamentals
  • Audio software
  • Video software
  • Bespoke software
  • Specialist software
  • Computer accounting software
  • Data management software
  • Database software
  • Design software
  • Imaging software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Drawing and planning software
  • Multimedia software
  • Presentation software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Website software
  • Word processing software

You will also have classes in mathematics and English. You will have a personal tutor who will provide help with personal development and careers advice.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

The Level 1 certificate can start to prepare you for a career which uses IT. You can progress on to a Level 2 course such as BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT. You will also obtain additional qualifications in mathematics and in English.

How will I learn?

Through assignments, own study, videos, guest speakers, practical work, theory work carried out over the period of the course. Specific units are deisgned to meet the needs of students at the appropriate level.

How will I be assessed?

All units are coursework based.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

Students are expected to study for 16 hours per week, normally across 3 days - there is an expectation that students will do an additional number of self study hours.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

All applicants will take a language and numeracy assessment and will be interviewed. You may also be given an IT test.

If you are aged 19+ and you are interested in this course please see our ESOL & EFL provision.

Expected prior knowledge


English level

Entry 3

Mathematics level

Entry 3

Equipment and other costs

No costs for equipment although students will be expected to provide their own folders and pens etc.

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.


* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.