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Functional Skills Information Communication Technology (ICT) Levels 1 and 2 – Standard

Overview

Functional Skills ICT can help you develop the practical ICT skills you need to use technology in life, study and work. You’ll develop your ICT skills and learn how to use them in real-life situations.

By reaching Level 1, you’ll reach the equivalent to a D or E grade at GCSE, meaning that you can demonstrate your ability to understand and use everyday ICT at this level. When you progress to Level 2, you will reach the equivalent to a grade A* to C at GCSE meaning you can demonstrate you have mastered everyday ICT. This course will guide you through all of the skills you need to prepare for the exams at both levels.

Our ICT course was written by qualified subject specialists who have years of experience in Further Education. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our online tools can develop a unique programme made just for you. This means that you’ll know your strengths and where you need to focus right from the start. Our courses have also been created to cater to all ways of learning. Whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, you will be able to find content that helps you to learn in the way that you find most comfortable.

Our standard package is ideal for you if you’re confident that you can navigate your way through our online courses. You’ll receive access to all of the tutorials, activity sheets and fact sheets that you need and our system will give you guidance every step of the way. If you’d prefer more support from our qualified tutors then take a look at our Supported or Specialised packages.

Modules

Functional Skills ICT includes sections on:

  • Fundamentals - this module covers some of the fundamental aspects of using a computer. You will look at managing files and folders, passwords and security, and how to deal with common IT issues.
  • Using email software and the internet - this module teaches you how to use email software to send and receive emails, send attachments and organise your contacts in an address book. You will also look at ways of using the internet effectively and safely.
  • Word processing - In this section of the course you will learn about the different features of word processing software, which can be used to create all kinds of text based documents. You will learn how to create engaging documents using images, tables and other formatting features.
  • Spreadsheets - The module on spreadsheets is a key part of the ICT course. In this module you will learn how to use spreadsheets to record information, how to complete calculations to analyse your data in more detail and how to present your data using charts and graphs.
  • Presentation - Working through this module you will learn how to use a presentation software program to create a slideshow with text and images, and expanding at the higher level to also include the use of transitions and animations.
  • Database - This advanced module looks at the use of database software to record larger amounts of data and complete more detailed searches for specific information.

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need is access to a computer and an internet connection.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed throughout your learning by our online quizzes.

When you’re ready for your final assessments, Functional Skills ICT has one exam which cover all of the topics you’ll learn in realistic scenarios. You’ll be responsible for booking your own exams and paying any associated fees, but don’t worry – we’ll give you our handy guide which shows you how to do this and a link to help you to find a provider near you. You might chose to take an exam at both Levels 1 and 2, or just at Level 2 – the choice is yours.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Functional Skills Information Communication Technology (ICT) Levels 1 and 2 – Standard.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Functional Skills ICT can help you develop the practical ICT skills you need to use technology in life, study and work. You’ll develop your ICT skills and learn how to use them in real-life situations.

By reaching Level 1, you’ll reach the equivalent to a D or E grade at GCSE, meaning that you can demonstrate your ability to understand and use everyday ICT at this level. When you progress to Level 2, you will reach the equivalent to a grade A* to C at GCSE meaning you can demonstrate you have mastered everyday ICT. This course will guide you through all of the skills you need to prepare for the exams at both levels.

Our ICT course was written by qualified subject specialists who have years of experience in Further Education. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our online tools can develop a unique programme made just for you. This means that you’ll know your strengths and where you need to focus right from the start. Our courses have also been created to cater to all ways of learning. Whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, you will be able to find content that helps you to learn in the way that you find most comfortable.

Our standard package is ideal for you if you’re confident that you can navigate your way through our online courses. You’ll receive access to all of the tutorials, activity sheets and fact sheets that you need and our system will give you guidance every step of the way. If you’d prefer more support from our qualified tutors then take a look at our Supported or Specialised packages.

Modules

Functional Skills ICT includes sections on:

  • Fundamentals - this module covers some of the fundamental aspects of using a computer. You will look at managing files and folders, passwords and security, and how to deal with common IT issues.
  • Using email software and the internet - this module teaches you how to use email software to send and receive emails, send attachments and organise your contacts in an address book. You will also look at ways of using the internet effectively and safely.
  • Word processing - In this section of the course you will learn about the different features of word processing software, which can be used to create all kinds of text based documents. You will learn how to create engaging documents using images, tables and other formatting features.
  • Spreadsheets - The module on spreadsheets is a key part of the ICT course. In this module you will learn how to use spreadsheets to record information, how to complete calculations to analyse your data in more detail and how to present your data using charts and graphs.
  • Presentation - Working through this module you will learn how to use a presentation software program to create a slideshow with text and images, and expanding at the higher level to also include the use of transitions and animations.
  • Database - This advanced module looks at the use of database software to record larger amounts of data and complete more detailed searches for specific information.

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need is access to a computer and an internet connection.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed throughout your learning by our online quizzes.

When you’re ready for your final assessments, Functional Skills ICT has one exam which cover all of the topics you’ll learn in realistic scenarios. You’ll be responsible for booking your own exams and paying any associated fees, but don’t worry – we’ll give you our handy guide which shows you how to do this and a link to help you to find a provider near you. You might chose to take an exam at both Levels 1 and 2, or just at Level 2 – the choice is yours.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Functional Skills Information Communication Technology (ICT) Levels 1 and 2 – Standard.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Need proof of your English and Maths skills? Want to catch up and learn more English and Maths? You can for free when you sign up to this learndirect course.

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