Mode of study:
This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas. This course is ideal for those who work with IT within their current job role and for those who are familiar with using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). To complete this course you will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge. It would also be of benefit to have some level of confidence in producing documents in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (as learners will need to do this as part of their assessment).
Where this course is suitable for learners aged 14 and over, this course is not for beginners, or for those who don’t already have consistent access to a computer.
This course will encourage learners to think about how IT can be used in different ways as they are introduced to specific tools that will aid them in utilising IT in everyday life. They will consider the best software and tools for specific tasks and will do this with the view of improving their productivity and efficiency. They will also learn about the importance of IT security; from unwanted emails and spam, to computer viruses and firewalls. As you make progress through the course, you will look in detail at presentation and spreadsheet software and will be assessed on your understanding and use of these.
Please note: Competency elements will be assessed by viewing data files or screenshots of completed work. Learners will need access to a computer and the Microsoft Office suite to complete the course.
|Unit 1: Using IT to increase productivity
Section 1: Be able to plan and select which IT tools and systems are best suited to completion of an identified task
Section 2: Be able to identify any restrictions or constraints that may affect how a task can be completed using IT tools and systems
Section 3: Be able to use IT tools and systems to complete an identified task
Section 4: Be able to review approach to using IT tools and systems
Section 5: Be able to adapt their approach as a result of their experiences using IT tools and systems to complete a task.
Unit 2: IT software fundamentals
Section 1: Select and use appropriate software applications to meet needs and solve problems
Section 2: Enter, develop, combine and format different types of information to suit its meaning and purpose
Section 3: Present information in ways that are fit for purpose and audience
Section 4: Evaluate the selection and use of IT tools and facilities to present information.
Unit 3: IT security for users
Section 1: Use appropriate methods to minimise security risks to IT systems and data.
Unit 4: Presentation software
Section 1: Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides
Section 2: Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slide sequences
Section 3: Prepare slideshow for presentation.
Unit 5: Spreadsheet software
Section 1: Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
Section 2: Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools to meet requirements
Section 3: Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information.
Career Opportunities & Further Study
Possibility of getting in a higher level distance learning course in a similar field.
Online learning materials with online assessment
There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.
Our Level 1 and 2 distance learning courses are free if eligible for government funding if you meet the following criteria:
How To Apply
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