Study Programme Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Vocational Studies (IT)

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables them to progress to further learning.
  • Overview

    The course provides you with the skills necessary to adapt to the frequent changes in the world of Digital and IT. You will develop the personal and organisational skills required by employers and will be able to progress on to further education. This is an exciting course which includes Digital and IT related content, designed to help learners follow the IT or Computer Games route we offer at Keighley College.

    This study programme is made up of the main vocational qualification, English and maths (if required), tutorial and work experience or employability skills.

  • Who is this course for?

    The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate Vocational Studies IT is primarily for all learners who want to continue their education and develop their Digital and IT skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment.
  • Entry Requirements

    Learners should be competent of working at Level 1 standard.
  • Assessment Types

    The course is assessed in a variety of ways such as:

    • Webpages, leaflets, a product etc.
    • Word processed assignments
    • Presentations
    • Tutor observation

    The course is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

  • Units/Modules

    You will be taught 5 units during the course:

    • Being Organised
    • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
    • Designing a Product
    • Creating a Website
    • Designing an Interactive Presentation
  • Benefits/Skills

    Together with developing Digital and IT skills, learners will also develop skills in CV writing, completing application forms and interview techniques.
  • Careers/Progression

    Learners who complete this qualification may progress to further learning and enrol on either BTEC Level 2 in Information and Creative Technology or BTEC Level 2 Games Design and Development.
Apply now Enquire

Jobs in this sector

Live data from the DoE's LMI API
  • IT engineers

    Average Salary
    £38,480
  • Programmers and software development professionals

    Average Salary
    £50,440
    2022
    300,212
    2025
    307,995
    Future Recruitment
    7783
    Jobs in the next 3 years.
    3%
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.

    Average Salary
    £48,360
    2022
    195,412
    2025
    200,478
    Future Recruitment
    5066
    Jobs in the next 3 years.
    3%
  • Graphic designers

    Average Salary
    £31,200
    2022
    101,973
    2025
    102,592
    Future Recruitment
    619
    Jobs in the next 3 years.
    1%
  • IT operations technicians

    Average Salary
    £37,960
    2022
    131,420
    2025
    132,247
    Future Recruitment
    827
    Jobs in the next 3 years.
    1%
  • Information technology and telecommunications directors

    Average Salary
    £82,680
    2022
    94,667
    2025
    98,395
    Future Recruitment
    3728
    Jobs in the next 3 years.
    4%
  • IT specialist managers

    Average Salary
    £55,640
    2022
    214,292
    2025
    219,848
    Future Recruitment
    5556
    Jobs in the next 3 years.
    3%
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

    Average Salary
    £57,200
    2022
    125,243
    2025
    128,490
    Future Recruitment
    3247
    Jobs in the next 3 years.
    3%
  • IT user support technicians

    Average Salary
    £35,360
    2022
    109,580
    2025
    110,270
    Future Recruitment
    690
    Jobs in the next 3 years.
    1%
  • Typists and related keyboard occupations

    Average Salary
    £23,400