This qualification provides basic level skills and knowledge that could lead to further education in information technology or related areas. It can offer those moving into their first job roles the confidence to work effectively with information and communications technology and deal with tasks that are straightforward or routine. The course will cover the following compulsory modules: Information Technology Fundamentals; Word Processing Software; and Spreadsheet Software. Assessment will be through assignments.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant industry experience
Learners are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutors. These include role play, practical demonstration, report writing, group discussion, essay, written question/answer
Aims of the course
To help learners who wish to progress to/within further education or higher education To help learners develop advance learning To help learners who are seeking to take on increased responsibilities in life and work To help learners who are seeking to enter new work areas and are looking to update and/or add to their employment skills and knowledge
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to the next level available, or seek employment.
We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs where you will learn a range of skills.
What can I earn in the digital skills sector? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you choose to study for a digital skills qualification, you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and an excellent salary in your sights. For example: IT project managers start on around £29,000 a year and an earn £49,000 with 3-5 years' experience IT user support technicians start on around £22,000 a year and can earn £33,000 with 3-5 years' experience Website developers start on around £18,000 and can earn £32,000 with 3-5 years' experience