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Digital – Level 1

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About the course

If you’re passionate about Information Technology, this prepares you for an ideal future. You’ll be introduced to a variety of career opportunities while continuing to study English and maths, developing transferable and sector-specific skills that will ease your progression into further learning. It’s an assignment-based qualification covering aspects such as digital information and communications, using applications and creating and using websites. All students will benefit from work experience talks and some will benefit from industry-specific work placements. You’ll also have weekly tutorials covering a wide range of activities to develop broader skills such as CV writing, interviews and money. This course includes tuition on being organised, developing a personal progression plan, working with others, and researching topics.

Topics and units

– Creating a website
– Using digital comminication technologies
– Developing digital information using IT
– Designing an interactive presentation
– Presenting a business idea
– Branding a product
– Researching a topic
– Working with others
– Developing a personal progression plan
– Being organised

Work placement opportunities:
Telford & Wrekin Council, IT contractors, local schools

Careers and progression

Progressing to: IT Level 2, computing apprenticeships, or straight into employment
Aspirational careers: Software developer, data scientist, IT manager, systems analyst, network and IT infrastructure architect

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 2-1, including English or maths

Additional information

Trips include a visit to Milton Keynes to see the first mainframe computer and other ad hoc trips depending on student career aspirations. Uniform is to be worn: this can be purchased from the College at approx £10 per polo shirt.

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

To find out more information about our courses and college life, you can visit an open event to meet our team and check out our facilities for yourself.


Full Time


1 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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Upcoming events

Open event
09 October 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Open event
13 November 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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