What the course is about
The IT Qualification (Level 2) is an internationally recognised qualification for computer users. The course improves learners understanding of computers and promotes efficient use of software. It opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides. The qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT. The aim of this course is to enable learners to pass different modules from within the Office suite to gain the Level 2 qualification. The course follows the British Computer Society's internationally recognised ECDL syllabus with the following modules covered as part of the course:
- Module 1 - IT Security for Users (L1)
- Module 2 - Computer Essentials (L1)
- Module 3 - Word Processing Software (L2)
- Module 4 - Spreadsheet Software (L2)
- Module 5 - Database Software (L2) - optional unit
- Module 6 - Presentation Software (L2)
- Module 7 - Online Essentials (L1)
- Module 8 - Improving Productivity using IT (L2)
Depending on the amount of time you manage to devote to your studies it may sometimes take more than a term or two to gain your qualification(s). Please speak to your tutor who will give you more details and answer any queries that you may have.
Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications
No previous knowledge / qualifications are necessary to undertake this Level 2 course although it would be advantageous for learners to be regular computer users and have a basic knowledge of any one of the Microsoft Office packages, e.g. MS Word. The ITQ (Level 1) qualification would be an added bonus.
Learners will have the opportunity to take Mock tests and feel comfortable before attempting the actual online Modular Tests.
An Internet connected computer with MS Office version 2016 installed to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access & MS Powerpoint.
Language of Instruction
Language of Assessment
None in class except maybe a notepad & pen to make notes, as relevant books and computer systems are made available to the learners for in-class use only. Should the learners want to continue their learning outside of the classroom, they will need to have a working Windows computer ideally with Microsoft Office and procure relevant study materials [(e)books] for themselves.
Assessments, tests, exams
Learners will need to sit modular online exams and pass them in order to get their chosen qualification(s). In order to pass each module (including each sub part where available) a score of at least 75 per cent is needed.
At the end of the course
On completion of the qualification, the learners can move on to studying for courses at Level 3.
This is a roll-on/roll-off course so learners are welcome to join at anytime during the term.