What is the course about?
This combined beginners/improvers IT course has been designed to give you practical skills in using Information Technology that will enable you to carry out tasks in a range of home and workbased environments. It is ideally suited to those who have limited experience in using ICT or are just starting out .
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
There are no formal entry requirements and the course is levelled at Entry 2/3 which is suitable for beginners. You will however need to have English at E3 or above or ESOL at level 1 or above. You will need to sit an initial assessment to determine whether this course is the best level for you.
What topics does the course cover?
Areas covered on the course include - Displaying information Using ICT, Using ICT to find Information and Communicating Information using ICT. During the course you will become familiar with the more common Microsoft Office products *Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint
How will I be taught and assessed?
Classroom based teaching with constant tutor feedback using Microsoft Office. Additional practice outside of the classroom is advised as there will be assignments which need to be completed. At the end of the course, there will be a controlled assessment
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
The course is free, you will need to provide an A4 folder and any stationary needed. Having having access to a desktop or laptop computer at home is essential and will aid understanding. *Please note if no computer is available at home we strongly recommend you make good use of our Learning Resource Centres at Lisson Grove and Pimlico or your local library.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
Successful learners will gain an Entry Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Functional Skills ICT. You may wish to progress to the level 1 class successful completion
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You may progress to higher level qualifications such as the Functional Skills ICT Level 1