This is a level 1 course for anyone who wishes to gain basic information technology/computer skills with a view to working in an office environment.
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 World Wide Web; use search techniques; transmit and receive email messages and attachments.
The teaching is tutor led in well-equipped rooms with explanations, demonstrations, lectures, question and answer and discussion. Each learner has the use of a computer. The software used is Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.
How will I be assessed?
The work will be assessed by the tutor on a regular basis from which feedback will be given to help improve skills. The final assessment will take the form of practical assignments which are marked by the tutor and externally moderated by the examination board, OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA). The overall qualification will be ITQ Level 1 Certificate for IT Users.
Information & support
Although it is not a requirement of the course to have a computer at home, due to the fast pace of the course, it is essential that learners attend regularly and practice between lessons, this can be done by using the College equipment in the Learning Resource Centre on the main Brockenhurst site.
Please bring along writing materials, notebook/A4 file and a flash/pen drive (for saving files to take home). The tutor will advise in the first lesson.
Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact: The National Careers Service - Call 0800 100 900 Lines are open 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week or https://.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.
What can I do with this qualification?
ITQ Level 2