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Certificate in IT User Skills

  • Students

    Build on your existing IT knowledge for home and the workplace and learn how to make the most of widespread IT software with this FREE on-line course.

    • 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

    Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all four units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills.

    Unit 1: Word processing software

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

    Unit 2: Presentation software

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

    Unit 3: Spreadsheet software

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

    Unit 4: Improving productivity using IT

    • Approaching a task
    • Planning work using IT
    • Evaluating the use of IT
    • Improving productivity and efficiency

    Course duration

     14 weeks 

    Recommended study

     10 hours per week 

    Study requirements

    Whilst an understanding of the sector would be advantageous no existing qualifications are required.

    What computer software will I need?

    To study online with vision2learn you will require the following:

    • An Internet enabled PC running Microsoft Windows operating system
    • A Web browser (JavaScript and Cookie enabled)
    • An active email account
    • Microsoft Word or a similar word processing software program. (You may need additional software programs for IT courses – please contact us for more information.)
    • Adobe Reader
    • Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0 or higher)

     Supported Web Browsers

    The following web browsers are currently supported.

    • Internet Explorer 11
    • Microsoft Edge *
    • Google Chrome *
    • Mozilla Firefox *

     * Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Chrome follow a continuous release policy. We will support the last 2 major versions of each of these browsers.

    Please ensure that your browser has JavaScript and Cookies enabled as this will be required in order to access our e-learning platform and courses. If you are still unsure, you can visit whatismybrowser.com to check your system meets with our minimum requirements.

    If you are a Mac user you will need compatible software (earliest Office 2016), so that your FE College tutor can read your submitted work.

     

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Course Variant

Certificate in IT User Skills

Level 2

Campus

Online

Start Date

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What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay £0 for your course

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

You will pay £0 for your course

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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Overseas students

Please contact us to discuss your fees for this course

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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