Online Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

Online Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

Course Information

Online, Various
Level: 2
Start Date: Various
End Date:Various
Days: VAR
Location: Online
Duration: 12 Weeks
Code: CQ5L2IITUS
Type: Part Time
Fees: Free
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Online, Various
Level: 2
Start Date: Various
End Date:Various
Days: VAR
Location: Online
Duration: 12 Weeks
Code: CQ5L2IITUS
Type: Part Time
Fees: Free
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This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas. This course is ideal for those who work with IT within their current job role and for those who are familiar with using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). To complete this course you will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge. It would also be of benefit to have some level of confidence in producing your own documents in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (as you will need to do this as part of your assessment).

 

About the Course

This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas. This course is ideal for those who work with IT within their current job role and for those who are familiar with using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). To complete this course you will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge. It would also be of benefit to have some level of confidence in producing your own documents in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (as you will need to do this as part of your assessment).



Where this course is suitable for learners aged 14 and over, this course is not for beginners, or for those who don't already have consistent access to a computer.



This course will encourage you to think about how IT can be used in different ways as you are introduced to specific tools that will aid you in utilising IT in everyday life. You will consider the best software and tools for specific tasks and will do this with the view of improving your productivity and efficiency. You will also learn about the importance of IT security; from unwanted emails and spam, to computer viruses and firewalls. And as you make progress through the course you will look in detail at presentation and spreadsheet software and will be assessed on your understanding and use of these.



Please note: Competency elements will be assessed by viewing data files or screenshots of completed work. You will need access to a computer and the Microsoft Office suite to complete the course.



Unit 1: Using IT to increase productivity



Section 1: Be able to plan and select which IT tools and systems are best suited to completion of an identified task

Section 2: Be able to identify any restrictions or constraints that may affect how a task can be completed using IT tools and systems

Section 3: Be able to use IT tools and systems to complete an identified task





Section 4: Be able to review approach to using IT tools and systems

Section 5: Be able to adapt their approach as a result of their experiences using IT tools and systems to complete a task.



Unit 2: IT software fundamentals



Section 1: Select and use appropriate software applications to meet needs and solve problems

Section 2: Enter, develop, combine and format different types of information to suit its meaning and purpose

Section 3: Present information in ways that are fit for purpose and audience

Section 4: Evaluate the selection and use of IT tools and facilities to present information.



Unit 3: IT security for users



Section 1: Use appropriate methods to minimise security risks to IT systems and data.



Unit 4: Presentation software



Section 1: Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides

Section 2: Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slide sequences

Section 3: Prepare slideshow for presentation.



Unit 5: Spreadsheet software



Section 1: Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data

Section 2: Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools to meet requirements

Section 3: Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information.



The benefits of this course include:



Learn from your own home, in your own time

Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification

Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials

Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries

Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.

Progression

Once you have completed this course, you could progress on to the following:
- Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

Entry Requirements

Students need to be working at Level 1 English and should have the ambition to progress into further study, or work.

Assessment

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability whilst studying with CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. You will be assigned a tutor who will make contact with you prior to you course starting and you will have access to MS Teams to communicate with your tutor and support network. Course work is submitted via our online system and your tutor will mark and return you work to you with feedback.

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