What is it?

This course will give you skills and knowledge to help you thrive in the modern world of digital communications.  It will help prepare you for a very wide range of further study and career routes.

Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?

We combine this course with the BTEC First in Business to provide a broad and exciting preparation for future study and careers. This course will prepare you for many subjects in the level 3 programme as it helps develop your confidence on computers. It also feeds into the IT level 3 BTEC programme and A level graphics as we cover elements of these courses within the work you do

What skills will I develop?

Computer software, awareness of the internet and how it works, work place links, organisation along with the basics in animation (adobe animate), digital graphics (adobe photoshop) and website design.

How will I be taught?

Unit 1 the online world is an exam for 1 hour on the computer containing a series of short answer questions or multiple choice questions. The other 3 units are 100% coursework and will be separated into assignments. The content will be taught in a practical way with many small activities to teach you the information.

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 is an exam unit that will be done on a computer. Units 4 ,3 and 6 are assessed by coursework and are 100% coursework

Teacher expertise

Chelsie has a background in primary school teaching (head of IT) and is an advocate for getting students to develop their employability skills.

Field trips, projects and employability opportunities

You will benefit from the expertise of guest speakers and unit 6 (digital graphics) is a live client who you work for.

Where does it lead?

The course will help prepare you for a wide variety of study and career routes. The course is an excellent preparation for the BTEC IT at level 3. Students have progressed from the level 3 course to go onto Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Civil service apprenticeships as well as university courses in computer animation, digital graphics and web design amongst many others.


Nothing specific required.

Examination board


Specific requirements

  • You need to have the standard entry requirements for the Route3 programme.

What will I study?

1. Computer animation

2. Digital graphics

3. My online portfolio

4. The online world