Improving Productivity Using IT - Level 1 (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

This course will be delivered online.

(Women Only)

Using the skills, knowledge and techniques gained on the following courses:
Word Processing Software level 1
Presentation Software Level 1
Spreadsheet Software Level 1

You will work independently to complete an assignment over the duration of the weekend.

Course Content

On this course you will demonstrate the skills gained on previous level 1 courses by:
• Planning the use of appropriate IT software to meet requirements
• Using IT systems and software efficiently to complete the planned tasks
• Reviewing the selection and use of IT tools to make sure that work activities are successful

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You will need to have achieved the following units at level 1 to attend this course:
· Word Processing Software
· Presentation Software
· Spreadsheet Software
· Desktop Publishing

Assessment Methods


Further Study Options

Level 2 ICT courses Word Processing, Presentation Software, Spreadsheet Software

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our learning resource team on We are here to help you.

Most learners who opt to study on a residential basis can apply for bursary funding to pay their residential fees. For those who are not eligible, the costs are:

Residential students (accommodation and meals) £ 68
Residential students (accommodation only) £ 58
Residential children (accommodated with parent and meals) £ 34
Childcare cost per child per day (weekday) £ 65
Childcare cost per child per day (weekend) £100

Day students (meals) £ 10