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IT User Skills

*NEWLY UPDATED* Online FREE course to gain intermediate knowledge Microsoft Office programs


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Summary

Price
Free
Funding options

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 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

Your learning goals:

  • Managing documents
  • Word processing editing tools
  • Structure and layout
  • Combining information
  • Document quality control.

Unit 2: Presentation software

Your learning goals:

  • Entering information into presentations
  • Managing presentations
  • Presentation editing tools
  • Slide formatting
  • Animating your presentation
  • Preparing your presentation.

Unit 3: Spreadsheet software

Your learning goals:

  • Creating a spreadsheet
  • Managing spreadsheets
  • Analysing data
  • Formatting and presenting data
  • Charts and graphs
  • Spreadsheet quality control.

Who is this course for?

For those 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.

You will need access to MS Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or higher running on Microsoft Windows or Mac OS. Mobile versions of MS Office running on tablets and smartphones are not suitable for this course.

Requirements

To be eligible for a free place you must be:

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2020 (born before 01 September 2001)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training

You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

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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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At reed.co.uk courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on reed.co.uk, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.