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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 admin@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.
  • Who is it for?

    This is the accredited Level 2 course for students who have successfully completed the level 1 course 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. (Previously known as ECDL). You are expected to be punctual and attend 100% of this course, complete homework, assignments and take the unit exams. We kindly ask that you avoid booking holidays during this course. If you happen to miss two consecutive sessions without prior agreement with the tutor, there?s a possibility you may be withdrawn. Please ensure your English level is at E3/L1 English/ESOL to join.

  • What does it cover?

    It is tutor-led throughout and is designed to build confidence of computing skills, knowledge and understanding. The 4 Units covered in this course are:

    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. Improving 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.

    The course is tutor-led throughout, and you are advised to consolidate their learning outside the college. 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.

    Upon successful completion of four short online exams, you receive the BCS Level 2 ITQ Certificate in IT User Skills. A successful student should also have better knowledge of computers and computing software to a level that is recognised as being the standard for the workplace

  • What will it be like?

    The tutor-led element of the course consists of demonstrations with exercises to complete and discussion. In addition, there will be one-to-one and Group work,

    tutor directed build-up exercises and mock tests. Individual tutor guidance and hands-on practice will lead to the completion of online examinations. The tutor will closely monitor the students' work giving feedback as well as questioning, observing progress, setting tasks and online questioning with diagnosis. Exams will be on site.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    You will need to bring a folder to keep the handouts you will receive in class. Also, a notebook and a pen to take notes. A USB memory stick to store homework. You need to have access to a computer to practice Office and to regularly complete homework.

  • What could it lead to?

    Please seek advice from your tutor to choose where to go from here. We have plenty of other short courses that could interested you.

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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 admin@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.

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