This course provides learners with increased levels of basic IT skills. It will support you in developing your know-how in using Microsoft Office, including the commonly used Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
40 hours. Usually 20 weekly sessions of 2 hours.
This qualification has been created to meet employer needs within the ICT sector. It is suitable for learners who want to develop their use of ICT to become more competent users of Microsoft Office. It is for anyone who has a basic level of IT skills and wants to gain more insight into the uses of computers in the world of work. This course is not suitable for complete beginners.
Yes. You will gain a Level 1 ITQ Award.
No previous IT qualification is needed, but you will need to be able to use a computer unaided and have at least English at Level 1.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
You could choose to progress onto the Level 2 ITQ Certificate in IT User Skills or you may choose to do one of our Business Administration 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.
With the world ever changing in its use of technology, equipping yourself with ICT skills will support in all chosen careers, as employers often seek candidates who are competent in their computing skills. Successfully achieving certification in ITQ can open the door to a whole range of employment and career progression opportunities.
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, but is not essential.
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.
Joanne Hourigan | Teaching & Learning Manager
T: 0121 464 6583