BTEC Diploma in Vocational Studies - ICT Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Computing and Digital Technology



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2023
*Enrolment still open


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.

In a nutshell

This course will provide you with a range of progression opportunities including further learning at the college on one of our next level courses, an apprenticeship or employment.

This course is for you if...

... You’re unsure what you want to do
... You want to try a range of vocational areas
... You want an insight into college life

What will I be doing?

Our Vocational Studies courses are designed to introduce you to the area of study that interests you and help you develop wider learning skills. You'll develop practical, transferable skills and complete tasks that focus on demonstrating what you can do and what you have learned.

The core units are the same across all our Vocational Studies courses, which will help you develop your skills within your chosen vocational area. If you need to change to a different course, you can transfer the units studied on this course to your next one, if needed.

The core units you will follow include units such as:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a progression plan
  • Working with others
  • Researching a topic

The ICT units may include:

  • Creating a storyboard
  • Designing an interactive presentation
  • Creating an animation
  • Shooting a short film
  • Developing digital information using IT
  • Using digital communication technologies
  • Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems
  • Creating a website

You’ll be assessed through assignments, tasks and practical assessments and achieve:

What is expected of me?

There are no formal requirements. However, an interest in learning about the different vocational areas is necessary.

You will need to be motivated, hardworking and willing to try new things in the vocational areas. There will be an expectation that you practise skills and techniques in realistic work environments within college, allowing you to build on your employability skills. Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a compulsory requirement of this course.

What comes next?

  • You could continue your studies at Level 2 in a vocational area of your choice
  • You could progress onto an apprenticeship
  • You could get a job in your chosen field

Additional information

Additional costs could occur during the year for educational visits, plus £10 for files/Stat/Pen Drive.

Where can I study BTEC Diploma in Vocational Studies - ICT Level 1?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2023

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team