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Level 1 Certificate for IT Users

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to enable you to develop the transferable skills, attributes and behaviours needed for you to progress onto a Level 2 course and ultimately to employment. The qualifications are designed to ensure you develop the knowledge, practical and technical skills required in IT.

Our expert tutors and industry standard facilities will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in the Digital Technology industry. Computer science is vital to worldwide economies, and the digital age need computer scientists!

Computer scientists are needed in many large industries such as; Aerospace, Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Computer Software, Medicine, Defence, Education and Energy. Everything from online shopping, film and digital music production, to mobile communications, satellite navigation and computer games rely on computer science skills and understanding.

This course is taught at our Middleton campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


EDEXCEL BTEC Level 1 Certificate for IT Users

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for students wishing to begin this course.

If you have not attained GCSE grades 4-9 in English and Maths, you will automatically be enrolled in classes to work towards these qualifications at an appropriate level to suit your needs.


Microsoft Outlook

You will learn how to:

  • Use email software tools and techniques to compose and send messages
  • Identify how to stay safe when using email
  • Use an address book to organise contact information
  • Identify when and how to respond to email messages
  • Identify how to organise, store or delete email messages

Microsoft PowerPoint

You will learn how to:

  • Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides
  • Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slides
  • Prepare slides for presentation

Microsoft Excel

You will learn how to:

  • Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Use appropriate formulas and tools to summarise and display spreadsheet information
  • Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to present spreadsheet information effectively

Microsoft Word

  • Enter, edit and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents
  • Structure information within word processing documents
  • Use word processing software tools to format and present documents

All units will be assessed though the completion of an assignment set and marked by your college tutor.

Work Experience

As part of the course, you will complete 1-2 days work experience with local employers in the Digital Technology industry.


On completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto our Level 2 course. Apprenticeship pathways are also available in this area.

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