Computing, Games and IT

Information Technology Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September.

Entry requirements

You will need to gain four GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including English and maths along with a good reference from your school.

You will achieve

Once completed to a satisfactory standard you will achieve the BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Information Technology.

Course overview

If you want to develop your own IT skills rather than specific computing or IT knowledge, then this is the course for you. This course covers a wide range of topics which will help you progress onto further study or enter the workplace.

Course content

Course themes:

•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

Level 1 course specifications

The units are assessed using various assignments and continually assessed. There are no external examinations.

You will require a USB Flash Drive of 8gb along with a folder and paper, pens and pencil. Access to a computer with Internet connection is also required but is available in all classes and in the Learning Curve at College.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

Upon completion, you could progress onto further qualifications including the BTEC First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology or an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Computing. Alternatively, you could train to be a Technician.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Information Technology Level 1 Full-time

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