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Level 2 – ICT Functional Skills


The course offers a qualification to improve ICT knowledge and experience to help you in work or at home. You will learn how to use a variety of technology to problem solve and enhance your skills including Presentations, Spreadsheets, Databases and Word Processing using online based software. (Google Docs). If you have Microsoft Office on your computer at home you are able to use this however the content of the course will be focused

This programme will be suitable for you if you have completed the ICT Level 1 Functional Skills or if you are working to Level 1 through assessment.

Duration: 15 weeks

Attendance:  One 2.5 hour session per week

Commitment:  Self-study and homework is required for studying at this level 

Topics CoveredUse a range of Online office applications to problem solve activities set by City and Guilds covering:- 

  • Presentations Creating a presentation, using master slides, using animations and transition 
  • Spreadsheets Linking spread sheets, using relative and absolute cell referencing, a variety of functions including relational and Boolean operations 
  • Databases Sorting and filtering, basic to advanced queries and creating data reports from a query 
  • Word Processing Combining documents to suit audience and purpose, integrated documents   

How will I be assessed?

The qualification will be achieved by completing an end of course exam in ICT level 2 set by City and Guilds.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

Entry on to this course is dependent on your current IT skills and is subject to an initial assessment. A good level of English is essential.

Are there any Technical Requirements?

Yes. The course will be delivered remotely, enabling you to learn from the comfort of your own home. Students will be required to access Google Classrooms to take part (Guidance  on setting this up will be provided) so it is essential that students have access to a computer with internet access as well as their own Google/Gmail account.

 Weekly sessions will be delivered to you via video conference with your tutor (Google Hangouts). If you have access to a webcam and microphone, this could be beneficial but not essential.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Further study at Level 3

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