Computer Science BTEC Introductory Certificate Level 1

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Gain a thorough introduction to IT with our elementary programme. You’ll gain plenty of technical knowledge such as developing digital information and your very own digital product. You’ll learn how to use digital communication technologies and will create computer programs and websites. You’ll also use spreadsheets to problem solve.

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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.

Benefits / 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 2/3 or equivalent. If you have not achieved grade 4 in English and maths, this will be built into your course.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 2 qualification or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    Labour Market

    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)

    Student Testimonial

    “The Computer Science team are knowledgeable and very supportive.” - Barnaby Mortlock Computer Science
    School of Digital & IT
    Leeds City College
    Leeds City College