Course Details

This qualification is suitable for learners who are using IT within their job or plan to pursue a career in a job requiring IT skills. Units can be taken at a variety of levels which give flexibility to enable qualifications to match job roles. The qualification will allow learners to apply knowledge, understanding and skills to a level recognised by employers, thus proving competency in their job role. This qualification is suitable for learners using IT systems in a wide range of job roles.

Entry Requirements

Students entering this course should have achieved a general education equivalent to Entry Level in the National Qualification Framework. No prior knowledge is required for this course.

Career options

Successful completion of the Foundation Learning Level 1 will allow progression to Level 2 Diploma in IT or Business, (subject to application and interview) both are a one-year full-time courses or other courses cross college subject to application.

Computing - NCFE Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) Level 1

Five highlights

  • 1 The course is clearly structured to all students of all abilities & ages
  • 2 The supportiveness of peers are encouraged and led by example.
  • 3 A positive attitude displayed and encouraged by students and staff.
  • 4 Students are always stretched and challenged throughout the course.
  • 5 The course is designed around the students making it interesting.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • IT User Skills (ITQ) NCFE Certificate in Level 1

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Course code Location Course length Start date
CIT616CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

In the IT User element of the course, you could be studying: Improving Productivity (core unit), Spreadsheet Software, Word Processing Software, Set Up an IT System, IT Security For Users, IT Software Fundamentals and Using Mobile IT Devices. Note the units will be looked at during the academic year to suit the needs and abilities of the students. If you are a full time student aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and maths as well work experience.

How will I be taught?

Each unit requires an assignment brief within the course. These will be given out to you after you have completed all the necessary tasks in lessons. The structure of each unit assignment is that you are given in class tasks/activity to complete. If these are not completed within the time frame then this becomes out of class/homework. Towards the end of the unit you will be given the assignment brief and yourself and your tutor will then collate the work and submit.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment of the course is ongoing in every lesson by all staff to every student on the course. The individual units in Business and ICT are assessed through an assignment, which are marked, graded and discussed with each student, whereas functional Skills are exam paper in or out of class.

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