lT User Skills

This free online course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas.

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Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Free online course

    Fully-funded

  • Course duration

    8-12 weeks average course length

  • Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • Learning Method

    Online learning materials with online assessment

  • Awarding body

    TQUK

Overview of IT User Skills

Qualification aims

This course will encourage you to think about how IT can be used in different ways as you are introduced to specific tools that will aid you in utilising IT in everyday life. 

You will consider the best softwares and tools for specific tasks and will do this with the view of improving your productivity and efficiency. You will also learn about the importance of IT security; from unwanted emails and spam, to computer viruses and firewalls. 

As you make progress through the course you will look in detail at presentation and spreadsheet software and will be assessed on your understanding and use of these.

Who is it suitable for?

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).

Course units

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve the 5 mandatory units.

  • Section 1: Be able to plan and select which IT tools and systems are best suited to completion of an identified task
  • Section 2: Be able to identify any restrictions or constraints that may affect how a task can be completed using IT tools and systems
  • Section 3: Be able to use IT tools and systems to complete an identified task
  • Section 4: Be able to review approach to using IT tools and systems
  • Section 5: Be able to adapt their approach as a result of their experiences using IT tools and systems to complete a task.

  • Section 1: Select and use appropriate software applications to meet needs and solve problems
  • Section 2: Enter, develop, combine and format different types of information to suit its meaning and purpose
  • Section 3: Present information in ways that are fit for purpose and audience
  • Section 4: Evaluate the selection and use of IT tools and facilities to present information.

  • Section 1: Use appropriate methods to minimise security risks to IT systems and data.

  • Section 1: Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides
  • Section 2: Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slide sequences
  • Section 3: Prepare slideshow for presentation.

  • Section 1: Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Section 2: Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools to meet requirements
  • Section 3: Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

TQUK Certificate

Qualification benefits

88% of our learners say our courses have equipped them with vital skills to help them progress in their working life.

Build up enough knowledge, skills and confidence to transition into a new career.

Level 2 qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, giving you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

3 simple steps to enrolment

STEP 1

Create an account with us via the short form below

STEP 2

Complete your online  learner application form

STEP 3

Complete a brief online initial assessment

STEP 1/3 - Create an Account

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