BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Information Technology

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BTEC Introductory Diploma in Information Technology
Code CA001
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


If you have an interest in Information Technology (IT) and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively, this course provides an excellent broad-based introduction to Information Technology and its use in the workplace.


You will study a number of units, including:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • Solving Technical IT Problems
  • Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
  • Creating a Website

Plus, three units from the following:

  • Developing Digital Information using IT
  • Using Digital Communication Technologies
  • Developing a Computer Program
  • Developing a Digital Product
  • Creating a Digital Animated Graphic

You will be required to undertake a one-week Work Placement as part of the course.

How will it be delivered?

100% Coursework.

Entry requirements

Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply – you will have completed an educational programme with GCSEs to Grade 2, and/or pass grades in alternative relevant qualifications.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

Your next steps...

On successful completion of this course and to a good standard, it can be used as a stepping stone to a vocational area of your choice, whether it is a Level 2 course at College or directly into employment.

Potential Careers

  • Database Administrator
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Computer Games Tester