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IT — Functional Skills

Digital, Games Development and ICT

Course ID: 166073

Course Year: 22/23

Course Details

  • 10 week course.
  • Level 1 qualification.
  • No formal requirements necessary.
  • Prepare yourself for employment in a digital world.
  • Progress to a Level 2 qualification with us.
  • Access support from our experienced and dedicated teaching team.
  • Utilise our fantastic facilities and reach your full learning potential.

What to expect from the course

This course is designed to equip you with the skills and tools required in a digital world.

Most jobs today use some aspect of IT, from basic to extensive. The E3 and L1 functional skills in IT will allow you to progress to Level 2 courses, and will support you in the world of work.

You will learn how to use computer hardware and software applications, open and save different types of files and use and change passwords.

You will also search web-based sources of information and understand the need to stay safe and respect others when using IT based communication. This course is an excellent starter for those interested in developing existing IT and digital skills.

Please note that this course is aimed at unemployed adults.


E3 Functional Skills IT
Level 1 Functional Skills IT

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

A baker decorating pastries.
Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Level 1 Diploma Digital and Computing Technologies
Level 2 Digital and Computing Technologies

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at unemployed adults. There are no formal entry requirements, just a genuine interest in learning and developing IT skills.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for22/23 is 296.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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