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Essential IT Skills Level 2

Online FREE course to gain intermediate knowledge Microsoft Office programs


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Price
Free
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Fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency

Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
14 Weeks
Qualification
Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (QCF)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Overview

Build on your existing IT knowledge for home or the workplace with this FREE online Level 2 qualification and learn how to get the best from a range of widely-used IT software.

  • Boost your CV and gain IT skills valued by UK employers.
  • Gain intermediate knowledge of widely-used Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Master IT techniques to improve your productivity in the workplace.
  • Continue to develop your computer skills to aid your progress in a variety of different careers.

Successful completion of this course leads to a nationally-accredited Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills. This is a Government funded nationally-accredited qualification – which means that if you are eligible you can study for free!

Benefits of studying with vision2learn

  • It’s FREE for eligible learners.
  • Study 100% online at your own pace, whenever and wherever you like.
  • Gain a vocational qualification valued by UK employers.
  • One-to-one support from a dedicated tutor throughout your course.
  • Free additional online and telephone customer support.

All courses are subject to availability, so apply today to secure your place.

Qualification

Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual

Description

Unit 1: Word processing software

Learning topics:

  • Entering information
  • Managing documents
  • Editing tools
  • Structure and layout
  • Combining information
  • Quality control.

Unit 2: Presentation software

Learning topics:

  • Entering information
  • Managing presentations
  • Editing tools
  • Slide formatting
  • Animating your presentation
  • Preparing your presentation.

Unit 3: Spreadsheet software

Learning topics:

  • Creating spreadsheets
  • Managing spreadsheets
  • Analysing data
  • Formatting and presenting data
  • Charts and graphs
  • Quality control.

Unit 4: Improving productivity using IT

Learning topics:

  • Approaching a task
  • Planning work using IT
  • Evaluating the use of IT

Improving productivity and efficiency.

Who is this course for?

People looking for a qualification to help them master IT techniques to improve your productivity in the workplace, find a new job or enhance their performance in their current role. You will learn new skills to fulfil a personal learning goal, or experience the benefits of online learning.

Requirements

To be eligible for a free place you must be:

  • 19 or over at the start of the current academic year 31st August
  • Resident of England only and does not cover Northern Ireland or Wales
  • UK or EU resident of three years or longer or outside of the EU be able to provide Visa Evidence
  • Your employment status or prior level of qualification may affect your eligibility to study with some colleges.
  • You are able to complete the course regardless if you are working or receiving benefits. If you receive benefits, you will be asked to provide evidence in the form a current award letter.

Career path

This qualification can aid career progression and help you get comfortable in a wide range of different sectors, including IT, office administration, public sector, human resources and many more.

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