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ICT Level 1 Functional Skills

Course aims

To develop computer skills which you will be able to use in the work environment.

Course length

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 Level 1 Functional Skills qualification.

Will I gain any qualification?

Yes, Edexcel Level 1 FS. 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, learners will be able to:

  • Use Microsoft Word to a suitable level, e.g. to be able to produce a draft CV.
  • Use internet and email with confidence e.g. to send and receive emails with attachments.
  • In addition, if doing the Award qualification you can decide with your tutor to complete one of the following units, which will be included in the Certificate:
  • Use Microsoft Excel to be able to create a spreadsheet using simple formulae
  • Use Microsoft PowerPoint to be able to create a slide show presentation using different themes, timings and animation

What could this course lead to?

You could progress to a Level 2 qualification in IT or you may choose to do one of our Business Admin or Accounting qualifications. It could help you to gain employment in an IT office environment or you could use your skills to help set up your own business.

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 Zone (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 we require of you as a learner?

You will be invited to a 1:1 progress review with your tutor. This will take place either half an hour before or after your normal class time.

Paper, pen and ring binder plus, if possible, bring along your own device (smartphone or tablet) to access online resources and apps to support your ICT learning in class. You will also need to be prepared to do some individual work at home between classes.

To improve your progress on the course we expect you to attend on time and every session. If you are unable to attend a session, you will be required to email your tutor with the reason for non-attendance and you will be set work to complete at home.

Useful website(s)

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-functional-skills.html

www.learnbaes.ac.uk

Contact details

Joanne Hourigan
T: 0121 464 6583

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