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.

// New building for computing classes, opening in 2016.

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:

»Developing animation

»Using the Internet

»Website software

»Imaging software


As part of your course you will enrol upon Functional Skills. This will support you to improve your Maths and English.

More than just a Course

Are you looking for an entry point into an exciting career within the computing industry? Each year it is estimated that 179,800 positions are created in the IT sector, of which the majority (78.5%) will go to new entrants. If you want to get started on your journey to access one of the positions, Tameside College has the course for you!

Course Format

Full Time

Special Features

This course includes access to:

»Functional skills including Maths, English

»1GB network storage space

»Multiple online training courses

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.