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Information Technology

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

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

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

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).

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme 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 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

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

Information Technology

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).

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme 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 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

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

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