Technology in Business Online Course | learndirect

Technology in Business

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Overview

This programme is designed for people seeking to understand and apply the Information Technology a businesses. The course is particularly suited to staff and managers who wish to consider the best use of IT, specify equipment and software, and implement good-housekeeping measures.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define what business tasks a personal computer can perform
  • Describe the benefits of a variety of computer applications
  • Draw up a specification for hardware, software and peripherals
  • Compose a business case for the use of IT in business
  • Understand the importance of data security
  • Draw up a housekeeping schedule for managing data and files
  • Evaluate the benefits of using spreadsheets and accounting packages
  • Determine a reporting structure for computerised accounts

Modules

Module A: Using Information Technology

What does a Personal Computer do?

Deciding what a computer can do for your business

Common tasks performed by business software

  • Word-processing
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • Internet
  • Electronic Mail
  • Task and schedule Monitoring
  • Graphics

Specifying and choosing a PC

Choosing peripherals

  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Digital cameras
  • Modems

Choosing software

The business case for a PC

Data security and housekeeping

Module B: Employing People

Benefits of computerised accounts

Getting started

How good are your accounts?

More about accounting

Using spreadsheets

Accounting packages

Problems and pitfalls

Housekeeping & hygiene

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

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 2 Technology in Business 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 2 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.

This programme is designed for people seeking to understand and apply the Information Technology a businesses. The course is particularly suited to staff and managers who wish to consider the best use of IT, specify equipment and software, and implement good-housekeeping measures.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define what business tasks a personal computer can perform
  • Describe the benefits of a variety of computer applications
  • Draw up a specification for hardware, software and peripherals
  • Compose a business case for the use of IT in business
  • Understand the importance of data security
  • Draw up a housekeeping schedule for managing data and files
  • Evaluate the benefits of using spreadsheets and accounting packages
  • Determine a reporting structure for computerised accounts

Modules

Module A: Using Information Technology

What does a Personal Computer do?

Deciding what a computer can do for your business

Common tasks performed by business software

  • Word-processing
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • Internet
  • Electronic Mail
  • Task and schedule Monitoring
  • Graphics

Specifying and choosing a PC

Choosing peripherals

  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Digital cameras
  • Modems

Choosing software

The business case for a PC

Data security and housekeeping

Module B: Employing People

Benefits of computerised accounts

Getting started

How good are your accounts?

More about accounting

Using spreadsheets

Accounting packages

Problems and pitfalls

Housekeeping & hygiene

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

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 2 Technology in Business 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 2 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.

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