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Adult Education & Training

Course type

Short Courses


60 hours over a 6 week period. 5 hour training sessions, twice per week.

Full/Part time

Part Time


ITS Training and Apprenticeships

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The qualification provides basic level skills and knowledge that could lead to further education in IT or related areas, as well as underpinning other educational sectors. It can offer those moving into their first job roles the confidence to work effectively with ICT and deal with tasks that are straightforward or routine. This qualification is for users with little or no experience in using computers who need the underpinning knowledge that could aid progress to further education or employment.

This course is fully funded if you are 19+ and unemployed, and partially funded (50%) if you are currently employed.

With guidance, a learner will be able to operate information and communication software or hardware with knowledge and understanding in the topics they undertake.
Users will also learn how to navigate the GOV.UK website and be able to apply for Universal Credit. They will also be able to apply the skills learnt to search for jobs using the Internet and communicate via email.

The qualification is accredited to be part of Foundation Learning Tier and Additional Specialist Learning for the Diplomas. It also forms part of a Pre-Employment ITQ for Life apprenticeship style package.

Learners attend instructor-led, classroom based learning for each module outlined. At the end of each module, learners will complete an assessment which will be unaided and completed in an examination environment. On successfully completing an assessment, each learner is awarded a credit value. A minimum of 9 credits are required to achieve the Level 1 Award for IT Users:

  • Improving Productivity using IT: 3 credits
  • IT User Fundamentals: 3 credits
  • Using the Internet: 3 credits

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