Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills
To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enrol on.
If you do not complete the course, you may be liable to a £100 resource and registration fee.
This course aims to develop your employee's knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas. This course is ideal for those who work with IT within their current job role and for those who are familiar with using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). To complete this course your employee's will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge. It would also be of benefit to have some level of confidence in producing documents in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (as employees will need to do this as part of their assessment).
Where this course is suitable for learners aged 14 and over, this course is not for beginners, or for those who don’t already have consistent access to a computer.
This course will encourage your employee's to think about how IT can be used in different ways as they are introduced to specific tools that will aid them in utilising IT in everyday life. They will consider the best software and tools for specific tasks and will do this with the view of improving their productivity and efficiency. They will also learn about the importance of IT security; from unwanted emails and spam, to computer viruses and firewalls. And as they make progress through the course they will look in detail at presentation and spreadsheet software and will be assessed on their understanding and use of these.
Please note: Competency elements will be assessed by viewing datafiles or screenshots of completed work. Your employees will need access to a computer and the Microsoft Office suite to complete the course.
Unit 1: Using IT to increase productivity
Unit 2: IT software fundamentals
Unit 3: IT security for users
Unit 4: Presentation software
Unit 5: Spreadsheet software
The benefits of this course include:
Once your employees have completed this course, they could progress on to the following:
Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
Certificate in Lean Organisation Management Techniques