Level 1 Digital
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: GCSE profile of 5 GCSEs at grade 2, including Maths or English
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 1 Year
Course Overview

At Level 1, you will gain an insight into your chosen Vocational subject and further develop your skills in English and Maths. You will also be supported to build key personal skills such as communication, problem-solving, and team work to help you take those first steps towards your chosen career. You will undertake a work placement to find out what it’s like to work in your chosen sector and build essential skills for the workplace.

What will I learn?

For your chosen vocational option, you will also study a range of topics which may include:

  • Being organised
  • Developing a personal development plan
  • Personal behaviour for success and personal presentation in the workplace
  • Applying for jobs
  • Achieving success at an interview
  • Job opportunities in business administration
  • The fundamentals of ICT
How will the course be assessed?

Written assignments, exams and practical assessments. As part of the course you will also complete some work experience.

Materials and other information

Alongside all programmes, students will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities from trips and visits, to enterprise activities and fundraising. You may also have the opportunity to complete work experience within your chosen career area.


As part of your study programme you will undertake relevant work experience linked to your career aspiration. This experience is designed to expand your skills, develop your CV and develop industry contacts. You will have support tin finding your placement through your tutors and our dedicated careers team.

Progression and Careers

On successful completion of your Level 1 course you may be able to progress on to further studies with a Level 2 course in your chosen subject or onto an Apprenticeship, where appropriate.

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