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Technology in Business

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

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

Our Technology in Business Certificate is accredited by ASET (ASET are recognised in the U.K by the Department for Education and Skills (DfEs), Learning Skills Council (LSC) and the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA) and thus the qualification is accredited by the QCA in England, by the CCEA (Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland and by the ACCAC (The Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority) in Wales. ASET are recognised to provide awards to the NQF (National Qualifications Framework).)

For more information on this award, 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

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

Our Technology in Business Certificate is accredited by ASET (ASET are recognised in the U.K by the Department for Education and Skills (DfEs), Learning Skills Council (LSC) and the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA) and thus the qualification is accredited by the QCA in England, by the CCEA (Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland and by the ACCAC (The Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority) in Wales. ASET are recognised to provide awards to the NQF (National Qualifications Framework).)

For more information on this award, click here

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