BTEC Level 1 Diploma for IT Users

This course is designed to enhance learners' Work and Life Skills in a range of IT contexts.

Level: 1

Duration: This is a one year full-time programme starting in September

Venues: Lincoln

Course Code: F19711

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Course description

This programme of study is designed for 16 - 19 year olds to enhance learners' Work and Life Skills' in a range of IT and Computing vocational contexts.

IT and Computing core units:

  • IT User Fundamentals
  • Using the Internet
  • Word Processing Software
  • Improving Productivity Using IT (Mandatory)
  • IT Software Fundamentals
  • Desk Top Publishing
  • Imaging Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Website Software

IT and Computing additional Units:

  • Presentation Software
  • Using Email
  • IT Communication Fundamentals
  • Multimedia Software

Work Experience:

  • 30 hours

Functional Skills:

  • English
  • Maths

An important element of this programme is the tutorial programme which offers support and guidance to the group and to individuals throughout their study.

Entry requirements

For entry onto this course you will be required to have achieved GCSEs at Grade E to G or equivalent. All applications will lead to a formal interview where all interviewees will need to provide evidence of previous IT knowledge and skills in the form of a portfolio which includes

  • CV
  • Qualifications
  • Examples of work using IT

During the interview students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and a practical ability in IT and Computing by completing an initial assessment.

Students will be expected to successfully pass an assignment in the first four weeks of term to ensure each individual is on the right course.

Progress & Assessment

Coursework is assessed continually during the year. 


Following on from this course you will progress onto a Level 2 programme in IT and Computing, subject to successful completion of the whole course and a satisfactory end of year report.


Students aged 16-18
The majority of courses are free for students aged 16-18 years.

Students aged 19+
This course is subsidised by the government. You may be entitled to a discount dependent upon your circumstances.

Government funding is subject to some residency criteria. If you have not lived in the EU for three years please contact 01522 876274 or email for more details.

You can find out more about the financial support available at the College at

Further Information

Contact name:

Stephen Smith

Contact school:

School of Professional Industries

Contact number:

For further details please contact the Information Office on 030 030 32435