Coding, Multimedia, Robots & Web Development

BTEC , Level 1
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“The decision that made me pick between here and other places was when I came to the open day everyone was just really friendly and open, and it just felt like a really welcoming environment to be in.”


“Because I’ve got autism and I’d sometimes have trouble understanding things – because I need stuff breaking down into detail and explaining to me in a perfect way, in a much more understanding way, I have tutors that understand me a bit more.”


“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”


Did you know!

  • English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below grade 4.
  • There are 22,526 jobs in the IT sector in Leeds; this means the IT sector in Leeds has 6% more employees than the national average. (EMSI, 2019).
  • Roles after our digital and IT courses can include web designer, software developer, network engineer, computer systems analyst and cybersecurity analyst.

Course Information


Learn all the essentials to get started in digital and IT. You'll gain technical and organisational knowledge, and produce computer programmes, animations and various forms of project work - all while getting to grips with working in the industry.

More about STEM


In this course, you’ll gain the fundamental knowledge to kickstart a career in IT or prepare for further learning. You’ll gain technical knowledge through the use of digital communication technologies and create computer programmes, animations and websites, as well as developing your own digital product. Using spreadsheets, you’ll build the problem solving, planning and organisational skills that are in demand for busy IT jobs across multiple sectors. You’ll also increase and strengthen your employability skills in organisation and research, while following a personal progression plan to achieve your career goals.

Who is this course for?

If you're in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career, these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry-standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Course units/modules

  • Being Organised
  • Progression Plan
  • Creating an Animation
  • Creating a Website
  • Recording Income and Expenditure
  • Creating a Computer Program
  • Developing Multimedia
  • Project Planning

Benefits and skills

  • Create a website and a computer program
  • Develop digital information and a digital product
  • Follow a personal progression plan to achieve your career goals
  • Strengthen employability skills such as organisation and research

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including English and maths. At least one of your GCSEs needs to be a grade 3 in English or maths. If you have not achieved grade 4 in English and maths, this will be factored into your course.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression may include studying a Level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 78048-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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