Computing - Level 1 (Diploma)

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology

What will you be working towards?

Code 7273
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course is for those who are interested in Computing and Information Technology (IT). You do not need to have any previous experience with computers, as this course will prepare you from the very beginning.


The course is intended as a practical 'hands on' programme to help you prepare for further study before going into a career in the IT field and includes some elements of personal and social development.

Modules include the following:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Creating a Website
  • Developing a Computer Program
  • Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
  • Using Digital Communication Technologies
  • Developing Digital Information Using IT
  • Solving Technical IT Problems

How will it be delivered?

There are a number of internal assessments for this qualification.

Additionally there will be external exams for functional English and maths.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 3 or more GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or higher


  • Entry level qualifications

You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.

Your next steps...

The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:

  • Computing - Level 2 (Diploma) (King's Lynn)
  • Computing - Level 2 (Diploma) (Wisbech)
  • Information Technology (IT Application Specialists) - Apprenticeship (Intermediate) - Level 2 (Workplace)