Level 1 Certificate in Computing

Your Unique Experience

Learn how to use industry standard software

Expert teaching staff with a wide range of industrial experience.

Access extensive resources through our VLE.

Regular on-to-one reviews to support your time at Tameside College.

An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be designed with you, to meet your needs and targets will be set to enable your progress and achievement.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor and a Progress Tutor who specifically look after your pastoral and progress requirements throughout the course

Course Content

This beginner’s course is designed for students who wish to develop their ICT skills through gaining a hands-on appreciation of how computers work and how they are used in business. A wide selection of units gives a solid grounding in different areas of ICT.

During this one year course learners will study a range of topics which include:

Office skills and making the most of your computer

Project Management

Audio and Video Production

In addition you will develop skills in video game design, animation, imaging and more.

Alongside your course you will be developing your maths and English skills to prepare you for the future.

More than just a Course

Computing is the future. With qualifications in digital skills you have access to a wide range of courses and career opportunities. It is expected that, in the future, the country is facing a massive skills shortage in digital fields so this is an ideal time to get involved in computing.

During your course you will have the opportunity to go on trips to computing related events such as Play Expo or Bletchley Park. We are now also working with groups of employers in Greater Manchester to embed work skills and work experience opportunities.

Course Format

Full Time

Special Features

Brand new suite of Game Development Computers

Access to the latest software including:


Adobe Creative Cloud

3d Modelling and Animation

Game Development Engines

Entry Qualifications

You will need to be at least 16 years of age but otherwise there are no formal entry requirements. We will, however, be looking for a reasonable standard of literacy, numeracy and general ICT skills. The most important requirement is that you are keen to gain new skills and qualifications. Entry will be determined via interview


The qualifications provide knowledge and practical skills related to Level 1. On completion of this qualification candidates may progress onto the Level 2 Intermediate Computing course.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.