Level 1 IT Users at Stanmore College


Course Content

  • Developing the skills needed for employment.
  • Gaining practical experience and competence with contemporary technologies including programming where appropriate.
  • Developing practical skills in creativity and problem solving.
  • Developing an understanding of the social and commercial impact of IT.
  • Developing an understainding of the legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues raised by IT.
  • Developing safe, secure and responsible practice when using IT including reducing risk.

Course Outcomes

This level 1 course allows students to undertake both IT User Skills and Computing units.

Therefore it is an excellent way for learners to not only understand the difference between the two strands but make an informed decision as to the area of interest and progression.

Learners will study units such as:

  • Website software
  • IT Security software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Writing algorithms
  • Identify situations where codes control events

Progression

Progress to a Level 2 course.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 2 or above

Assessment

Evidence has to be provided aganst the unit assessment criteria from practical tasks related to the learners' everyday work supported by IT. This will be through internal assignments and verification by the external moderator.

Equipment

Access to a computer or laptop and basic stationery.

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For ages 16-18


Key Staff

Eric Chiejina
Curriculum Manager - IT, Accounting & Engineering
Vik Seeborun
Head of School - Science, IT, Eng, ACC & Maths
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