ECDL Extra – Midweek Evening Express – Level 2 (ITQ)
The course is tutor-led throughout and students learn with a blend of face-to-face teaching plus written and online materials followed by a short online exam. Students with access to an internet connection can use the online courseware to speed and consolidate their learning outside the college or make use of open access sessions.
The British Computer Society (BCS) industry-recognised ECDL qualification is designed to give more in-depth knowledge and understanding of computer use.
To study for the ECDL Extra Certificate you should have previously completed a Level 1 course or have relevant skills. You receive the BCS level 2 ITQ certificate in IT user skills.
Previous Experience Required
This is the accredited Level 2 course for students who have successfully completed the CLAIT/ITQ level 1 course or or who have sufficient knowledge at the introductory level to feel confident enough to complete the modules. It is a qualification in computing that is widely recognised by employers as the benchmark in computing skills.
Depending upon their starting point students may well need to do extra work outside the class in order to complete the course so a broadband connection is an advantage. Before enrolling students will need to show a commitment to completing all the modules.
1. Word Processing - Microsoft Word Processing
This unit develops the learners ability to create word-processed documents, entering text, editing and formatting work and using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish. The learner will also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.
2. Spreadsheet - Microsoft Excel
Software This ECDL unit helps learners develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets from entering data and formatting worksheets through to creating charts and producing high quality documents.
3. Presentation - Microsoft PowerPoint
Software The Presentation Software unit introduces the learner to this important means of business communication. Upon completion, learners will be capable of producing high quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
4. IT Productivity
Using IT The ITQ requires the inclusion of content that builds the learners ability to work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using tools to help save time and effort when producing word-processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
A successful student will be equipped with knowledge of computers and computing software to a level that is recognised as being the standard for the workplace. The student should have sufficient confidence and competence to take their studies in computing to the next level or to transfer their skills to use computers in other subjects.
What you can do next, after this course
Mary Ward Centre courses e.g. Access, MS Project, Payroll or Bookkeeping
or ECDL Level 3 qualification elsewhere.
What materials you will need for the course and estimated cost
All online internet- based access, handouts and materials are supplied free of charge.
The teaching and learning methods we use on the course
The tutor-led element of the course consists of a combination of Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. Also one-to-one and Group work, tutor-supprted individual use of the online courseware, build-up exercises and mock tests. Individual tutor guidance and hands-on practice will lead to the completion of online examinations.
How we assess your progress on the course
The tutor will closely monitor the students' work as well as questioning, observing progress, setting tasks and online questioning with diagnosis.
What extra study/practice we expect you to do outside the class
As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere by accessing courseware online or from homework given by the tutor. Students may also wish to attend the daily Open Access computer sessions at the Centre which are free and have a tutor present to assist students.+
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and a library of prospectuses for other London colleges to help you continue your studies. If you need more detailed advice, please ask a member of reception staff, and a half-hour guidance interview can be arranged for you.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk
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This course is accredited
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact Michael Turkheim, the course administrator.
Why Come to Mary Ward?
Mary Ward Centre is the friendly place to learn. With excellent teaching and a variety of courses that cater for all, from beginners to more advanced students, the Centre has a unique atmosphere and modern facilities that encourage new learners to join us and former students to return.