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Overview

About the Level 3 Information Technology Certificate

Computers and the internet are at the centre of modern life. In fact, in western society it is almost impossible to get by without having a basic understanding of IT. For many years, employers have insisted that job candidates are computer literate. However as a nationwide switch to digital systems seems to be underway, we are beginning to need IT skills outside the office as well.

This online distance learning course has been designed for anyone who wants to improve their IT abilities. Consisting of eight informative digital modules, this programme teaches learndirect students everything they need to know about spreadsheets, databases, operation systems, security and much more.

Who should study this course?

This home learning qualification has been specifically designed for individuals who are looking to develop their IT abilities. Whether they plan to use their new skills at home, in the workplace, or as a basis for further study, this course can set them on their way.

Students are not required to have any IT skills or qualifications before they enrol on this course. However, if they do plan to study the material online, we would recommend that they have a basic knowledge of computers first.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this home study qualification, students will be awarded with a Level 3 certificate in IT. This certificate will prove to employers that the student is comfortable using certain software, and that they are technologically aware.

The course may also prove useful if students want to progress to higher level study in this area. Degrees in computer science and IT are highly valued by employers in today’s society. Careers for IT professional include but are not limited to:

  • Web designer
  • Web developer
  • SEO specialist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Module One: Information Systems

Unit One: What is Information Technology?

Unit Two: The Flow of Data

Unit Three: System Flowcharts

Module Two: Data Collection and Validation

Unit Four: Data Collection

Unit Five: Input Peripherals

Unit Six: Data Validation

Module Three: Data Storage and Security

Unit Seven: Data Storage

Unit Eight: Data Security

Module Four: Data Processing and Output

Unit Nine: Data Processing

Unit Ten: Presenting Information

Module Five: The Operating Environment

Unit Eleven: Introduction to Software

Unit Twelve: Operating Systems

Unit Thirteen: Communication

Unit Fourteen: The System Life Cycle

Module Six: Applications Software

Unit Fifteen: Word Processing

Unit Sixteen: Graphics Packages

Unit Seventeen: Desk-top Publishing

Unit Eighteen: Spreadsheets

Unit Nineteen: Databases

Unit Twenty: Modelling

Module Seven: Information Systems in Society

Unit 21: Information Technology in Society

Unit 22: Communications in Society

Unit 23: The Data Protection Act

Unit 24: Computers and Crime

Module Eight: Project Work

Unit 25: Your Project

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Information Technology Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

About the Level 3 Information Technology Certificate

Computers and the internet are at the centre of modern life. In fact, in western society it is almost impossible to get by without having a basic understanding of IT. For many years, employers have insisted that job candidates are computer literate. However as a nationwide switch to digital systems seems to be underway, we are beginning to need IT skills outside the office as well.

This online distance learning course has been designed for anyone who wants to improve their IT abilities. Consisting of eight informative digital modules, this programme teaches learndirect students everything they need to know about spreadsheets, databases, operation systems, security and much more.

Who should study this course?

This home learning qualification has been specifically designed for individuals who are looking to develop their IT abilities. Whether they plan to use their new skills at home, in the workplace, or as a basis for further study, this course can set them on their way.

Students are not required to have any IT skills or qualifications before they enrol on this course. However, if they do plan to study the material online, we would recommend that they have a basic knowledge of computers first.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this home study qualification, students will be awarded with a Level 3 certificate in IT. This certificate will prove to employers that the student is comfortable using certain software, and that they are technologically aware.

The course may also prove useful if students want to progress to higher level study in this area. Degrees in computer science and IT are highly valued by employers in today’s society. Careers for IT professional include but are not limited to:

  • Web designer
  • Web developer
  • SEO specialist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Module One: Information Systems

Unit One: What is Information Technology?

Unit Two: The Flow of Data

Unit Three: System Flowcharts

Module Two: Data Collection and Validation

Unit Four: Data Collection

Unit Five: Input Peripherals

Unit Six: Data Validation

Module Three: Data Storage and Security

Unit Seven: Data Storage

Unit Eight: Data Security

Module Four: Data Processing and Output

Unit Nine: Data Processing

Unit Ten: Presenting Information

Module Five: The Operating Environment

Unit Eleven: Introduction to Software

Unit Twelve: Operating Systems

Unit Thirteen: Communication

Unit Fourteen: The System Life Cycle

Module Six: Applications Software

Unit Fifteen: Word Processing

Unit Sixteen: Graphics Packages

Unit Seventeen: Desk-top Publishing

Unit Eighteen: Spreadsheets

Unit Nineteen: Databases

Unit Twenty: Modelling

Module Seven: Information Systems in Society

Unit 21: Information Technology in Society

Unit 22: Communications in Society

Unit 23: The Data Protection Act

Unit 24: Computers and Crime

Module Eight: Project Work

Unit 25: Your Project

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Information Technology Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Hear from our past Students

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