This course will provide the necessary practical skills and qualifications for learners to pursue a variety of careers in the IT industry.
You will be taught how to use industry leading software such as Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Muse CC. You will also develop valuable employability skills related specifically to the IT industry gaining experience in using both Apple Mac and PCs.
Four GCSE’s at grade 3 or above including English Language or Mathematics or BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT at Merit Level
On this course you will study:
You will gain essential skills in using the latest Adobe software such as Photoshop CC for graphics, Muse CC for website creation, iBooks Author for multimedia as well as setting up computer networks, selecting suitable computer components and building a PC for a client.
Online learning support is provided, distributing teaching materials including over 100 video tutorials specifically created for the course. Lessons will take place in our dedicated IT rooms using both PC and Mac environments with a specialist hardware and networking room.
Each week, you will study the various units through theory, demonstration and practical activities, comprising around 14 hours with a dedicated tutorial and workshop. Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods such as written, video and audio recordings of presentations.
All of the units will be assessed through assignments and will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.
On successful completion of the course, learners with a Merit/Distinction and tutor recommendation may progress to the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma course in IT or apply for a Level 2/3 Apprenticeship in an IT related area.
My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student
I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.David Stenning, Public Services student
“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student