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Pathway to ICT BTEC Entry Level Certificate

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is suitable for learners who have done an introductory course or for anyone with basic experience of using a computer at home or at work. Knowledge of how to use a mouse and keyboard, open a program and save a file is essential.
  • What you'll learn

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    To achieve the full certificate, learners will need to obtain 13 credits. Learners must include IT User Fundamentals and optional units that allow learners to develop skills in a range of different IT applications. These units will be useful to learners both in the workplace and on a personal computer.

    Learners will learn through demonstrations given by the tutor and by working on practical tasks.

    Learners will also participate in maths and English sessions (dependent on previous qualification as well as initial and diagnostic assessment) as well as tutorial, employability and enterprise sessions.
  • Entry requirements

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    Learners need to complete an assessment before joining the course to assess their learning level.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Assignments are used to assess learners for the IT qualification and are completed during and outside class time. Assessments will be portfolio-based and will need to be moderated internally and externally.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    All learners must bring a pen and learners will be expected to attend a work placement for a minimum of 30 hours. Learners may need a memory stick to enable them to complete any work at home as well as access to the internet. It is mandatory that learners attend at least 95% of the course in order to gain the qualification, so please think carefully before enrolling on this course, if other commitments may interfere with attendance.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website or send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our Tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the ‘apply’ button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details a Tutor will contact you by phone. Please be aware that our number will be displayed as unknown/private/withheld
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    This course will equip learners with the basic skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern workplace and will prepare learners for progression to a mainstream Level 1 course or paid employment.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.

    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.

    Our £75 million campus offers:

    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant

    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Click 'Apply' to submit your application.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    13:00 - 16:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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