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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.
  • 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 will need access to a computer to practice on between classes and to complete your homework. Students must be committed to attend the whole course, complete homework, assignments and take the unit exams. Please ensure you have at least E3/L1 English/ESOL.

  • 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.
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    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.
    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 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?

    Mary Ward Centre courses:
    MS Project, Payroll Level 1 or Bookkeeping Level 1

    Further Study at The 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 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.

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

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 / £0
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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