York College

Overview

This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas. This course is ideal for those who work with IT within their current job role and for those who are familiar with using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). To complete this course, you will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge. It would also be of benefit to have some level of confidence in producing your own documents in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (as you will need to do this as part of your assessment).

This course will encourage you to think about how IT can be used in different ways as you are introduced to specific tools that will aid you in utilising IT in everyday life. You will consider the best software and tools for specific tasks and will do this with the view of improving your productivity and efficiency. You will also learn about the importance of IT security, from unwanted emails and spam, to computer viruses and firewalls. And as you make progress through the course you will look in detail at presentation and spreadsheet software and will be assessed on your understanding and use of these.

Please note: Competency elements will be assessed by viewing datafiles or screenshots of completed work. You will need access to a computer and the Microsoft Office suite to complete the course.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Qualification Level

TQUK Level 2 Certificate

Course Length

Length of programme: 12 weeks

Guided Learning Hours: 120

(please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals).

Units

This course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Using IT to increase productivity

Section 1: Be able to plan and select which IT tools and systems are best suited to completion of an identified task

Section 2: Be able to identify any restrictions or constraints that may affect how a task can be completed using IT tools and systems

Section 3: Be able to use IT tools and systems to complete an identified task

Section 4: Be able to review approach to using IT tools and systems

Section 5: Be able to adapt their approach as a result of their experiences using IT tools and systems to complete a task.

Unit 2: IT software fundamentals

Section 1: Select and use appropriate software applications to meet needs and solve problems

Section 2: Enter, develop, combine and format different types of information to suit its meaning and purpose

Section 3: Present information in ways that are fit for purpose and audience

Section 4: Evaluate the selection and use of IT tools and facilities to present information.

Unit 3: IT security for users

Section 1: Use appropriate methods to minimise security risks to IT systems and data.

Unit 4: Presentation software

Section 1: Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides

Section 2: Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slide sequences

Section 3: Prepare slideshow for presentation.

Unit 5: Spreadsheet software

Section 1: Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data

Section 2: Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools to meet requirements

Section 3: Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course simply visit the How to Enrol webpage and select BDU incl. Distance Learning from the first drop down menu and then choose your desired course from the second drop down.

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk 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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