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Information Technology

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: 0800 101 901

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).

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: 0800 101 901

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).

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