Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

This course will be delivered online.

Please note, Distance Learning courses have rolling start dates, meaning you can apply for this course at anytime and also study at your own pace, flexibly and with support from a personal tutor to help you succeed

A UK report from the Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index found that 27% of adults still have the lowest digital capability. The Skills funding agency has predicted that 90% of job roles in the next 10-20 years will require competent use and knowledge of information technology, it is more crucial than ever that people improve their computer skills if necessary, both for their own personal and professional advancement and for business purposes

This qualification would be ideal for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT skills, particularly those who use IT in their current job role. Learners must already have basic IT skills and basic knowlegde of Microsoft Offi ce software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), to be able to complete the course successfully.

Course Content

This course is split into five manageable units:
Unit 1: Using IT to increase productivity
Unit 2: IT software fundamentals
Unit 3: IT security for users
Unit 4: Presentation software
Unit 5: Spreadsheet software.

Entry Requirements

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

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date. You must have Level 1 English skills (e.g. Functional Skills English). If you are not able to produce evidence of an English qualification, you will be required to take a short assessment. To ensure this course and style of learning is suitable for you, we will also require you to complete a short course application and attend a brief [online] interview. You must have access to the necessary I.T equipment and internet service to study on this course. A PC, laptop or tablet is recommended.

First Class Requirements

You will be learning online but should be adequately prepared to create word processed documents to complete your assignments.

Attendance Requirements

You can study at your own pace but must stick to the assessment schedule provided on the platform.

Assessment Methods

This course is conducted via Distance Learning you will submit all assignment work through the learning platform to a fixed schedule . You will be assigned an assessor and you will receive feedback via the learning platform.

Further Study Options

On successful completion of this course you could consider Level 3 IT qualifications such as Access to Higher Education Diplomas, or vocational Level 3 Certificates in IT. Contact to find out more.

Additional Information

This course is delivered via the EQUAL learning platform, an award-winning, learning resource of the highest quality. Resources are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times. Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study, although you are expected to complete your course within the given timeframe. We will ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal course assessor.