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Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ)

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for aimed at students who have some knowledge of using computers. It is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. The course will focus on three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Upon successful completion of three online exams, you receive the BCS Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ). ( Formally known as ECDL) To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email Kathy.schicker@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support This is very close to Southwark station and a 10 minute walk from Waterloo station.
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is the next step for student who want to improve their Office IT skills for work, business and home. It is suitable for students with some computer experience and whose who have completed a EDSQ or Entry Level ICT E3 qualification course. Please ensure you have at least E3/L1 English/ESOL.
    Students must be committed to attend the whole course, complete homework and assignments and take all three of the unit exams.

  • What does it cover?

    This course is tutor-led throughout and is designed to build confidence and develop computing skills, knowledge and understanding. The course aims to equip learners with the basic range of transferable skills for the modern workplace. You will work through each through practical activities, assignments, skills practice and homework.

    .On this course you will be taught three units:
    ' Word - File Management and e-document production using Word,
    ' Excel - Creating Spreadsheets and Graphs using Excel
    ' PowerPoint - Presentation Graphics using PowerPoint

    You will cover all the areas required for the exams during the course. Each until has a practice exam which you will need to pass before you can enter the main unit exam. The tutor will manage your progress and advise you.
    Once you have completed your 3 exams, this should prepare you to take further courses and / or apply your knowledge to your workplace, business or to help you to find a new job..

  • What will it be like?

    Teaching methods: Visual demonstrations using Smartboards, supported by written handouts with visual diagrams, one-to-one support and group discussions.
    The tutor will closely monitor your work as well as questioning, observing progress, setting tasks and assessments with diagnosis.
    Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
    One-to-one and group discussion.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    You will need to have access to a computer or laptop to practice Office and to complete your homework.
    Homework will be regularly set is will form part of your learning towards your qualification
    Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre, but you are advised to bring a memory stick to save your work.

  • What could it lead to?

    ICDL Extra Level 2 qualification or other specialist IT / Computing course.Please seek advice from your tutor before choosing.

    Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
    Advice will be given by your tutor and you can visit or regular Advice and Guidance sessions for an assessment at Mary Ward Centre and Blackfriars Settlement.

    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.findcourses.co.uk; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Available Courses

Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ)

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for aimed at students who have some knowledge of using computers. It is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. The course will focus on three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Upon successful completion of three online exams, you receive the BCS Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ). ( Formally known as ECDL) To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email Kathy.schicker@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support This is very close to Southwark station and a 10 minute walk from Waterloo station.

22 February 2023 – 12 July 2023
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5008
Free
18 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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29 September 2022 – 15 December 2022
Thursday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:5007
£593 / £211
12 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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Essential Digital Skills - L1

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for those who have some knowledge of using computers and is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email Kathy.schicker@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book. Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support. Please note: 5002 is an evening course. 5003 is during the daytime. Both will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB.

07 March 2023 – 25 July 2023
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5006
Free
18 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Entry 2 Functional Skills ICT Qualification

Are you new to computers? Do you want to gain confidence using them? This could be your first step - an accredited course for complete beginners or those who have limited digital skills. The tutor will guide and help you to gain confidence and basic digital skills such as: ' using the keyboard and the mouse ' having basic knowledge of the layout and features of Windows 10 ' creating, saving, and printing simple documents in Word such as a letter or CV ' being safe online while using the internet for searching, shopping, or emailing Please ensure you have at least E3/L1 English/ESOL. We have regular Advice Sessions where you can find out more - we want to make sure this is the right course for you. Please email Kathy.schicker@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support

17 April 2023 – 24 July 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 15:30
Course Code:5001
£282 / £92 / £0
12 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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11 October 2022 – 21 February 2023
Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:5000
£409 / £126 / £0
17 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ICDL Extra)

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for aimed at students who have good knowledge of using computers. It is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. The course will focus on three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Upon successful completion of four online exams, you receive the BCS Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Extra) (ITQ). ( Formally known as ECDL) To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email Kathy.schicker@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book. Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support. Please note: 5006 is a daytime course that will take place at The Mary Ward Centre, Queens Square. 5007 is an evening course that will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB. Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support Please note: 5006 is a daytime course that will take place at The Mary Ward Centre, Queens Square. 5007 is an evening course that will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB.

19 January 2023 – 20 July 2023
Thursday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5010
£628 / £246 / £0
24 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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21 September 2022 – 07 December 2022
Wednesday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:5009
£628 / £246 / £0
12 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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