ITQ Level 1 (OCR)

Adult Skills & Training

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Part Time - Please contact us for next available date



Course introduction

If you wish to gain basic computer skills with the intention of working in an office environment, then this is the course for you. 

By the end of the course you will have covered: 

Word processing and file management
Create and manage files and folders; use word processing software to enter text, numbers and symbols; format basic paragraph and document properties.

Enter and edit data accurately; insert, replicate and format arithmetical formulae; use common numerical formatting and alignment; manage and print spreadsheet and chart documents; produce pie charts, bar charts, line/column charts.

Web page creation
Identify and use appropriate software correctly; import, format and place text and image files; insert relative, external and e-mail hyperlinks; manage and print web pages.

Set up a consistent slide layout; select fonts and enter text; import and insert images; use drawing tools; format slides and presentation; re-order slides and produce printed handouts; manage and print presentation slides.

Email and internet
Identify and use email and browsing software; navigate the internet; use search techniques; transmit and receive email messages and attachments.

Course structure

You will be taught using the following methods:

  • Demonstrations
  • Lectures
  • Question and answer 
  • Group discussion

You will have access to a computer and the software used for this course will be Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet Explorer Version 7.

Please bring along an A4 notebook/file and a memory stick (for saving files to take home). The tutor will advise in the first lesson. 

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your tutor on a regular basis and you will be given feedback to help you improve.

Your final assessment will be in the form of practical assignments which are marked by the tutor and externally moderated by the examination board, OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA).

Information & support

Due to the fast pace of the course it is essential that you attend regularly and practice between lessons.

You can access the Learning Resource Centre on the main Brockenhurst site if you do not have access to a computer at home. 

Course fees & Duration

There is a course cost of £362. 

What can I do with this qualification?

Upon successful completion, you could progress to ITQ Level 2. 

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