What is the course about?
This level one IT class is designed to build on your existing skills and knowledge around using IT at home and in the workplace. Not for beginers, we would expect you to be comfortable using a computer and have an awareness of some of the more common software packages available. Idealy you would already hold an Entry Level 3 qualification although this is not essential.
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?
Be able to demonstarte a reasonable understanding of IT through the successful completeion of an assessment or already hold an Entry level 3 qualification in IT
What topics does the course cover?
Effectively find and select information, file management, system security and staying safe online, effectively using word processing, presentation software and spreadsheet software.
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 the Level 1 Certificate in Functional Skills for ICT. You may wish to progress to one or more of the specialist level 2 classes on successful completion
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You may wish to progress to the higher level qualifications such as the level 2 specialist units in wordprocessing, spreadsheets of presentation software.