Award Crest
York College

Entry Requirements

This course is open to all adults who hope to improve their IT skills. No prior knowledge is required although some familiarity with the use of a PC running the Windows operating system would be useful.

Dates and Times

8th November 2017 - Please contact InfoZone on 01904 770400 for end date.

24th January 2018 - 18th April 2018

Time: 18.00pm - 20.30pm

Day: Wednesdays

Course Description

The purpose of this qualification is to develop and recognise learners’ IT skills and knowledge and enable them to use IT effectively in their daily lives.
These qualifications have been developed to give learners the opportunity to:

  • Engage in learning which is relevant to them and will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
  • Gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the IT sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 for IT Users (ITQ) (QCF) qualifications or the Higher Nationals in Computing and Systems Development qualifications
  • Develop functional skills and personal learning and thinking skills essential for successful performance in working life.
  • What will I study?

    To complete the ITQ qualification you will study a number of specialist units. These will be assessed through the completion of coursework and the building of a portfolio of work.

    Units will include:

    Improving Productivity Using IT – 4 Credits This unit is about the skills and knowledge needed by the IT User to plan and review their use of predefined or commonly used IT tools for straightforward or routine activities. As a result of reviewing their work, they will be able to identify and use automated methods or alternative ways of working to improve productivity.

    IT User Fundamentals – 3 Credits This unit is about the selection and use of suitable techniques to operate IT systems for a varied range of activities, some of which are at times non-routine or unfamiliar.

    Set Up an IT System – 1 Credit This unit is about the skills and knowledge to connect up the basic components of an IT system, removable storage media and a communication service safely using default setup routines and run simple tests to check it is working successfully.

    IT Security for Users – 2 Credits This unit is about the skills and knowledge needed by the IT User to avoid common security risks and control access to software and data; and use a wider range of methods to protect software and data (eg from exchanging information by email or when downloading software from the internet).


    The cost of this course is £320.

    Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.How to Apply

    If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.


    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

    Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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