Computing // Level 1

The course for you if ...

You want to start your journey to an exciting career in the world of computing. This course will help to develop and recognise your IT skills and knowledge whilst enabling the use of IT effectively in your daily life.


  • Improving productivity using IT
  • IT user fundamentals
  • Using the internet
  • Using email
  • IT software fundamentals
  • Database software
  • Imaging software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Word processing software
  • Website software
  • Internet safety for IT users

Entry requirements

This course is for all learners who are capable of reaching the required standards, have an enthusiasm for IT and who need to use IT in their daily lives. An interview is required.


Learning is assessed by means of a portfolio of coursework and final tasks set by tutors throughout the course. Tutors may use a variety of assessment methods, such as: case studies, projects, and presentations to obtain evidence of your skills and knowledge.

Progression and careers

A BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT and a proven commitment to the subject area prepares you for progressing onto an OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT at Level 2, which you can progress to at TyneMet College.

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 1
Attendance Full-time
Duration Two years
Campus Coast Road Campus