Vocational • Level 1
About the course
This course is designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on learners demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory. The qualifications give learners the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables them to progress to further learning. This course is for all learners who want to continue their education and develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately to employment. All learners taking this qualification will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others. Other units covered offer a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within that sector allowing for the course to be practical and active. Some of the units undertaken cover activities such as solving IT problems, creating a digital 2d animation and creating a website.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
A minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language and/or Mathematics OR a relevant Pre-Foundation Learning qualification including GCSE Grade 3 in English Language and/or Mathematics.
A1 - Being Organised: A2 - Developing a Personal Progression Plan: A3 - Working with Others: A4 - Researching a Topic: IT 5 - Developing Digital Information Using IT: IT 6 - Using Digital Communication Technologies: IT8 - Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems: IT9 - Creating a Website: IT11 - Developing a Digital Product: IT12 – Creating a Digital Animated Graphic:
Assessment is done internally and via external verification. Learners will be assessed on both practical and theory work for each assignment. Learners who complete this qualification may progress to further learning at Level 2. for example the Pearson BTEC National Diploma in Creative Media Practice or BTEC National Diploma in Computing This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop their technical Computing skills through a process of self-evaluation, practice and review. In addition to the sector-specific content available in this qualification, the requirements mean that learners develop the transferable skills needed to progress to further education and ultimately higher education and employment. The qualification also supports learners in becoming more confident in taking ownership of and responsibility for their own direction, work and choices.
Careers & Progression
Learners who complete this course will be able to progress onto a higher level course in IT and creative design. For example, this qualification in IT could lead to Pearson BTEC level 2 qualifications in this sector or to the Pearson PBTEC level 2 Apprenticeship in IT Users Skills or BTEC level 2 qualifications in other sectors . Learners will not develop all the skills they need to enter the labour market in a given sector but will gain pre-employablility skills and contextualised knowledge to allow them to progress to further learning and training and ultimately to become successful in their chosen sector.
No additional equipment is required
Modern and spacious classrooms with up to date technology and full access to industry standard software. All classrooms are equipped with digital boards to enable engaging teaching environments for the learners.
Extra curricular activities
There are a number of college based extra curriculum activities which would be suitable for a learner studying on this course to attend. Learners are encouraged to join extra curricular sessions which may help them in their studies and with independent learning skills.