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About the course:
Note: The college student registration fee is an annual fee of £20.00, if the learner undertakes a follow-on course or any other course in the college in that academic year (August to end July) they will pay the fee just once.
This course is undertaken through distance learning by self study. There will be access to support in the unet learning centre at the college main site in B block. Learners will also be allocated a tutor and will be given 6 hours individual support over the entire course; this will include feedback on assignments and sample tests, 1-2-1 tutorials in person, over the phone or via email. Learners that have any additional learning needs will need to discuss this with their tutor or student support when applying for the course to ensure they are provided with any additional support they are eligible to receive from the college.
To help keep course costs low course materials will be accessed via the college website, if learners would also prefer to have printed course materials these can be borrowed from the tutor at the start of each course unit. IT books can also be borrowed from the college library.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable to people that have some knowledge of using a computer so that they will be able to access the college website for course materials. Learners with need to be self motivated to access the course regularly and have the confidence to learn at a steady pace. They will need to be committed to undertake at least 4 hours of learning each week, with an aim to completing the course within 5 months if not before. It is essential that learners have good English reading and writing skills in order to read and understand the course learning materials.
For further course details please contact a tutor on 023 8057 5759
This course is an excellent introduction to various IT applications. Learners will be able to choose 3 units they want to study for this qualification from the following options:
- The basic use of computers, creating documents using word processing such as letters, notices, written information.
- Using Internet & Email: this unit helps the learner understand how to use internet and email in a safe and secure way. It explains key terms and builds a knowledge of the fundamentals of computer security, and how to start browsing the internet and using email.
- Creating basic spreadsheets: this unit provides the learner with an essential understanding of how to use excel to create spreadsheets. Spread sheets are used for managing budgets and accounts, and statistical information – creating charts and graphs.
- Basic use of Access software to use databases – databases are used to store data
- PowerPoint – presentation software
- Webpage design – simple creation of a webpage
For this course learners will need to be able to switch on their computer and access the internet. It is essential that learners have a reasonable level of English reading and writing skills as there will be time controlled exams at the end of each unit of the course.
This distance learning course is a self study course supported by online learning materials, additional practise assignments provided by your tutor and pre exam assessments.
Can gain additional support if needed?
Learners are able to visit the learning centre as a drop-in to seek support or to work on their practice. Alternatively learners can phone the u-net learning centre for support. Details of the learning centres opening times and contact details for support will be given on enrolment to the course.
Ideally you will have access to a computer with Microsoft office 2007 and the software appropriate to the units of learning you chose to study – this can be discussed at your interview with a tutor before enrolling on a course. Although access to a computer is not essential, as you can access the college learning centres, it will help your pace of learning.
The cost of this course has been kept low because it is partially funded by the Skills Funding Agency, therefore you will be expected to take an exam at the end of each unit. You will not progress onto further units until you have passed the exam of the unit you are studying. You will be given 45minutes to complete each exam. If you are not confident with taking exams you would perhaps be better undertaking the NOCN version of this course rather than the BSC version.
Learners completing this course can progress to:
- Gain a level 1 certificate qualification by studying more of the level 1 units mentioned above
- e-type – this course is an online course helping you develop effective keyboard skills
- fee UK online learning – internet banking, using the internet, buying on line safely – to access this learning you will need to speak with an IT tutor on 023 8057 7359
- ECDL Extra level 2 - a BCS qualification that many employers expect their IT user employees to hold.
- BSC Databases L2 – this course takes the learner through level 1 to level 2
Applying for this qualification:
For more information about applying for this option use the links at the top of this page. All applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an interview to learn more about this course and the qualification units before enrolling for the qualification.
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