Computing & IT

First Award in Digital and Computing Technologies - C107

12 Quays Full Time Level 2 Duration 19 weeks

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The BTEC First Award that you will study gives an insight into the practical and theoretical work in the computing industry, leading to progression options into Level 3 Computing courses.

Course Details

This course is a practical, work-related course with theoretical study to support your learning. You will learn and be assessed by completing assignments and projects that are based on work situations, activities and demands. You will also learn about employment opportunities that are available.

Entry Guidelines

Relevant Level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above. Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference. If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Access to Wifi and a device for home study (or you can dedicate your non-lesson time to work in our library or study zone).

Assessment Method

Written assignments, exams and practical assessments.

Additional Information

You will be supported by staff who genuinely care about your success. We will provide support and encouragement in order for you to succeed. You will have a personal tutor who will offer guidance and support as necessary.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in english and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
Where can I progress to?

Successful completion of this course with high grades (and GCSE grade 4/C or Level 2 in both English and Maths) will enable progression onto the Foundation Diploma in Digital and Computing Technologies. Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

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Starting 18th January 2021 - Ending - 23rd June 2021

REF C107M001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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