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Functional Skills IT – Entry 3

Course aims

To develop computer skills and enable you to understand how to use IT to do simple searches on the internet, send emails and create a document such as a business letter using appropriate software.

Course length

45 Hours. Courses are usually 1 x 2.5hrs per week. 

Who is this course for?

Adults (19+) who would like to develop their computer skills for everyday life and work and achieve an Entry 3 Functional Skills qualification.

Will I gain any qualifications?

Yes, Edexcel Entry 3 Functional Skills.  There is an assessment for each unit. You can do these in the classroom when you are ready. You will have lots of chance to practise the skills you need in class before you do the assessments.  All our ICT courses embed development of study, English, maths and job skills to help prepare you for study at higher levels and improve work prospects.

Do I need any prior knowledge, skills or qualifications?

Your English, maths and IT skills will be assessed before you join the course to make sure that the course is the right level for you. 

Course content

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use computers to search for useful information: print your findings in a range of formats.
  • Communicate information using emails: know what emails are and how and when to use them; insert images to improve the format of your emails; print and delete un-necessary emails.
  • Display information using IT: use software to create a new document; learn how to change the layout in a document; change text fonts; make changes to enable your text to stand out more; change text position (alignment); improve the display of a document using borders and images; learn how to save and print a document.

What could this course lead to?

At the end of the course, your tutor will check your skills to see what you are ready to do next: Level 1 Functional Skills ICT if you are ready to progress to this qualification  including Word Processing, Spreadsheets and PowerPoint Presentations.

How will I learn?

  • You will have an Individual Learning Plan which sets targets that are personal to you.  Targets will be added throughout the course to develop your IT skills and support your journey to achieve long term goals. Your tutor will give you regular feedback on what you are doing well and what you need to do to improve
  • Use of Learner portal (online course to support your learning)
  • The teacher showing you things
  • Talking with other learners
  • Doing tasks with other learners
  • Using computers
  • Your tutor will give you regular feedback on what you are doing well and what you need to do to improve

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

You will need a pen, notepad, and a folder to store hand-outs and completed exercises. Access to a computer or any other IT device outside the classroom will be useful.

What we require of you as a learner?

To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance. You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.

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Contact details

Joanne Hourigan | Teaching and Learning Manager
T: 0121 464 6583

 

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