To gain skills and experience in using common office IT applications, to meet employer needs. Course length 90 hours - usually 30 weekly sessions of 3 hours.
The course is suitable for those with considerable IT experience who wish to acquire a qualification sought by employers. It is the next step for learners who have recently completed ECDL or ITQ Level 1.
Yes. You will gain a BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra).
Those without qualifications may be suitable but must have a good knowledge of Microsoft applications in a work environment. It will appeal mostly to those who have completed ECDL Level 1 Award. Level 1 or above in English is needed to be able to pass online tests. Use of Office 2016 software at home is advisable.
By the end of the course learners will be able to use the following Microsoft software at a level expected in a typical office environment:
You will have a qualification that is recognised by the majority of employers for office jobs and administrative work.
You will be taught in a dedicated IT classroom environment using written course materials and online learning resources. There will be group discussions, tutor-led demonstrations, tutorials, small groups, individual and peer teaching. Learners will have their work checked regularly. You will need to have internet access at home in order to use learning resources to support your learning between classes. You will be assessed by an online test for each of the four units of the course.
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.
John Higgins | Subject Leader
T: 0121 675 5921