Entry Level ICT Qualification

This Level 1 course helps you become more confident with using computers and IT, and gain a nationally recognised qualification. There are no examinations. As you gain confidence you are assessed on the practical exercises you complete on the course.

We aim to make sure that language is not a barrier to you getting started using computers. You will use the most up-to-date Microsoft Office programs and when you successfully complete the course you will receive the Level 1 IT User Skills (ITQ) qualification. Students may wish to enrol on the next ECDLITQ Level 2 course at the same time or after completion.

Please note that the Tuesday evening course will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 ORB.
This is a new Mary Ward Centre location and is a short walk from Southwark Tube Station

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Who is this course for

Do you want to gain confidence to using Computers and IT? This starter qualification is designed for those who have a limited knowledge of using computers or who are complete beginners.
It is tutor-led throughout and is designed to build confidence and recognise computing skills, knowledge and understanding. It equips learners with the basic range of transferable skills for the modern workplace. Please ensure you have at least E3/L1 English/ESOL.
Complete a pre-course assessment to find out if this is the right course for you.

What does this course cover

It is designed to equip learners with the skills to operate confidently, effectively and
independently in education, work and every day life.
The qualification is Functional Skills ICT at Entry Level that aims to ensure that each individual is:
confident and capable when using ICT systems and tools
able to find and select information
able to develop, present and communicate information in both life and work.

What will it be like

Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course assessment(s).
The tutor will closely monitor the students' work as well as questioning, observing progress, setting tasks and online questioning with diagnosis.

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
As much as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

Beginners Qualification in Using IT Skills (ITQ) at The Mary Ward Centre then the ECDL course.

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk 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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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’