Course Overview

This new BTEC level 1 Introductory qualification has been developed in response from learner feedback highlighting the need for a distinct, graded level 1 BTEC that is motivating.
The qualification is designed to not only introduce you to IT but also help you to develop the learning skills you will need to progress to further learning, an apprenticeship or employment.

Course Structure

BTEC have designed this new graded qualification to give the learners the core skills they need to progress. This course is available as a Certificate.

There is a possibility of work placement and speakers from the industry.

Modules Covered
  • A1: Being Organised
  • A2: Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • IT5: Developing Digital Information using IT
  • IT8: Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
  • IT9: Creating a Website

Entry Requirements

GCSE 2 in English and maths.
Or Functional skills entry 3 in English and maths
Or Level 1 in ESOL
A reference showing good attendance and punctuality. 
Internal progression from Access to FE (must include reference from Access to FE course tutor): 
  • Entry 3 ICT
  • Entry 2 Literacy
  • Entry 2 Numeracy


English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

Lectures, online modules (Moodle), groupwork, electronic resources, external speakers.


Skills You Will Develop

You will develop skills in IT, English and maths.

This course could lead to:

  • Level 2 Software Development
  • Level 2 Creative Media
  • Level 2 Systems Support


This new introductory qualification is flexible, graded and motivating.

How You Will Be Assessed

Coursework/assignments in class, no external assessments or exams. 

Things You May Need

Storage device such as a USB.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].