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IT & Computing

This Level 1 qualification is all about gaining good IT skills and make you more employable. These skills will enable you to work effectively and productively when you get a job. They will also help you to progress on to a higher level course in Information Technology (IT). If you enjoy using computers then you will be able to use this enthusiasm, as well as your own knowledge and skills, to the content of the course.

The course work that you will do is all based on work-related scenarios. This means you will be able to make the connection between what you learn at college and how you will use this skills and knowledge in the workplace.

The units we offer will help you to make the important next-step decision ? and will support your progression to a more specialised level 2 vocational or academic computing course, or to an Information Technology apprenticeship or job.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs E-F / or Grade 2 (in 2017 GCSEs) or
  • Relevant Entry Level qualification or
  • Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

When you are accepted onto this course you will also be given the opportunity to develop your skills in English and maths. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

  • Unit breakdown, Progression & More...

    Assessment Method

    Learners are assessed through practical assignments

    Aims of the course

    The course aims to give you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of Information Technology. You will also focus on the skills you will need as you prepare for employment.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to a more specialised level 2 vocational or academic computing course, or to an Information Technology apprenticeship or job.


    We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs where you will learn a range of skills.

    Career Options

    This course gives you the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the Information Technology sector and some aspects of the creative industries.

    Junior job roles include:

    • General office work
    • Software Engineer
    • Website Content Manager
    • Help Desk Support
    • Graphic Designer.

    What can I earn in the digital skills sector? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a digital skills qualification, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and an excellent salary in your sights.

    For example: IT project managers start on around £29,000 a year and an earn £49,000 with 3-5 years' experience IT user support technicians start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £33,000 with 3-5 years' experience Website developers start on around £18,000 and can earn £32,000 with 3-5 years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in digital skills, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with companies like Cisco Systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers, students benefit from valuable work experience, and are taught by staff with extensive industry experience. To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ £994 p/year
International £9,000 p/year
AJ Haseley

AJ Haseley

AJ studied IT with us at Lewisham a number of years ago and went on to study for a degree in Business, also studying small business management administration, fashion business, management and advanced media.

Mamadou Jalloh

Mamadou Jalloh

Mamadou has the makings of a very good Degree Student. His level of commitment, motivation and study skills are in place. He is an extremely pleasant and hardworking individual and would be an asset to any organisation.

Awal Khan

Awal Khan

The teachers and staff were always warm, welcoming and inspirational. I received a lot of technical support and benefited from great resources, and I gained skills in IT, numeracy and communications. The College’s encouragement led me to get the highest grade in my Level 1 course, which is something I never thought I could achieve.

Nowman Islam & Showrov Abul

Nowman Islam & Showrov Abul

Software Engineering is a challenging degree course but if you have the right foundation of knowledge and a passion for the subject, it’s a great choice as it focuses on the technology of the future.

Jack Jackson

Jack Jackson

The College is great: all the teachers and staff give you the space to figure things out on your own, but they are also there if you’re ever in trouble. It’s a really nice environment to work and study in – a mixture of independence and reliance.

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