Level 1 Diploma inComputing and Media Production

This Level 1 course is an exciting, new qualification that gives you a great opportunity to develop a variety of skills used in IT, media production, and the creative industries in general. The design of the course allows you to experience art, multimedia, and IT, as well as improve your literacy and numeracy skills.

Course Content

Information Technology
Develop your IT knowledge and skills; from discovering what makes computers tick to how to maintain computer hardware and software. There is a good mixture of theory-based learning and hands-on practical lessons, making use of the College's computer labs.

You will cover units that will help you understand the use of different multimedia products, such as newspapers, magazines, and videos. You'll become aware of how media products focus on audience, content, and style for publications. You will then get to create some multimedia products of your own, such as creating your own website and animation.


  • IT User Fundamentals
  • Explore 3D Design
  • Explore Mixed Media
  • Explore Painting
  • Website Software
  • Developing Animation
  • Working as Part of a Group
  • Investigating Interactive Media
  • Developing Multimedia Products


This course allows you to experience more than one subject whilst exploring your skills. You'll also have opportunities to learn about options at higher levels.

Entry Requirements

  • Two GCSEs.

Please note: This course is aimed at learners aged 16-18 and adult learners with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifying it as their chosen course. Adult learners are encouraged to contact Student Recruitment who will look at alternative Level 2 courses or if necessary Adult English and Maths courses that will enable them to join a Level 2 course afterwards.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice. international@loucoll.ac.uk

Progression Opportunities

The aim of this course is to provide you with a taste of a variety of different subjects. Upon successful completion, you'll be able to choose which Level 2 programme you would like to specialise in from the list below:

  • Level 2 in IT
  • Level 2 Media
  • Level 2 Art (as well as Music and Performing Arts in the coming years)

Higher levels of Functional Skills will be available to learners after this, as well as the potential to take GCSE Maths and English.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24DFF1011


The teachers have taught me very well, and they make sure to keep lessons interesting. The facilities available at the college would be of interest to any potential student. The college also has very pleasant staff, and offers great opportunities in terms of progression.

Rishika Tripathi

United Arab Emirates