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Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills [Campus@Northallerton]

Subject Area
Digital Technologies
Start Date
April 2022
Study Mode
10 weeks

The course is comprised of five units that together provide excellent IT skills development for the workplace. The course covers the use of a range of practical applications to improve workplace productivity whilst focussing on the use of spreadsheet software and addressing how to work safely securely in the modern online world.

This course will be delivered at Campus@Northallerton.

Who is this course aimed at

The suite of ITQ qualifications aims to equip individuals with the IT user skills needed for full participation in employment and society. This course aims to build on existing IT skills in preparing learners for the modern, digital workplace. The suite of ITQ qualifications recognises employers’ needs for ICT qualifications that reflect real-world skills, and the challenges of work-place learning. This course is either a stand alone or a progression for students who have already completed the Award. Following completion of the Certificate progression is to the Diploma.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, a good understanding of IT or completion of the Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills is preferred. Students on this course are to be 19+ in age.

Course modules/units

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • IT user fundamentals
  • Internet safety for IT users
  • IT Security for users
  • Spreadsheet software

Skills you will develop

  • Skills in the use of a range of office based IT applications
  • Use of online and collaborative technologies
  • Use of digital communications technologies

Course dates

This course is delivered over 10 weeks.

Tuesday 26th April 2022 - Tuesday 5th July2022

Method of delivery

The course will be taught from our campus in Northallerton and is primarily taught as a classroom-based course but there may be occasions when a more blended approach utilising virtual lessons is used. Lessons offer a balance of knowledge and skills-based learning utilising industry standard hardware and software. Students are advised that to successfully complete the course they should have access to an up to date, internet enabled PC at home.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed using a portfolio of evidence with students achieving a pass if successful.

Your next steps

As business and industry become increasingly reliant on digital technologies there is a need for employees to be digital literate and competent. This qualification offers excellent skills development for anyone looking to develop their career in businesses or industries that require digital competence.

Successful completion of this course would also allow you to progress onto the Level 2 IT Users (ITQ) Diploma.

Course fees

This course is co-funded for those eligible - £405

Additional costs

Every attempt is made to use open source/free software on the course however, students need to be aware that licenses for some software may need to be purchased.

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