No layers tab in the render panel

Hi,
I’m trying to make my first animation using blender and I’m a total noob, I’m using a tutorial to teach me how to use it, however, there is a part where the user goes to the “layers” tab, which is located in the render panel. However, when I do the same, there is not layers tab at all… What do I do? Please help me!

Thanks,

-Dan

You have Blender Internal set as your renderer, right? Several external engines hide that panel, as it is very heavily geared towards BIs pass system. So with most external renders it’s full of buttons that don’t do anything.