Level 1 BTEC IT

Subject Area Information Technology
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds

Course Content

This is an introductory programme in computing and aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop a range of skills within the IT sector. The units cover activities such as creating a website, developing and using digital information with IT.
Learners will develop a range of skills in the IT sector in areas such as problem-solving, working with others, communication and research and supporting progression on to further study.

Our Level 1 course introduces and inspires our students into three key industries, Information Creative Technology (ICT. The course is perfect for those who have an interest in this subject area and learn foundation skills to support their future endeavours in the IT industry. This is a one year course where you then progress onto a Level 2 course in ICT once achieved.

Course Outcomes

Mandatory Units:

  1. Information Technology Systems
  2. Creating Systems to Manage Information
  3. Using social media in Business
  4. Programming
  5. IT Project Management
  6. Cyber Security and incident Management
  7. IT Service Delivery


The BTEC IT Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology is equivalent to three A Levels. On completion of the course, you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which will equip you for work in the Computing and IT sectors, or prepare you for further study at university. You may want to specialise in one of the areas of Computing and IT you have studied in the BTEC programme, such as web-design, computer programming, graphics or e-commerce.

Entry Requirements

Evidence of Entry 3 literacy and numeracy are required. Minimum 2 GCSE grades at 1-3. Students will be expected to commit to the course and display good attendance & punctuality.


The course is 100% coursework. Learners will be assessed over all units through written and practical assignments.


There are no specific resource requirements for this qualification.

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