Your browser is unsupported and may have security vulnerabilities! Upgrade to a newer browser to experience this site in all it's glory.
Skip to main content

COVID-19: Latest Update
The college is delivering teaching & learning online and we are still accepting online applications.

More Information
Remote Learning
Virtual Open Events
Apply Here

Course Mode
Part-time
Level
1
Start Date
17/03/2021
Start / End Time
9:30am - 4:00pm
Duration
3.5 Weeks
End Date
08/04/2021

Business & Accounting

Do you have what it takes to be the next Elon Musk, Mary Barra or Gabe Newell? Business is big in the UK with around 5.7m private sector businesses producing a turnover of £1.9 trillion each year. As James Dyson said: “Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.”

View course department

Course Overview

Your very practical hands on sessions will be delivered by a Microsoft Office Expert with 20 years' experience delivering IT. You will be guided by your tutor through each unit of the course working in a relaxed supportive environment.

You will work towards a City & Guilds IT Users Certificate which consists of 5 units:
- Word processing (3 Credits)
- Spreadsheet Software (3 Credits)
- Improving Productivity Using IT (3 Credits)
- Presentation Software (3 Credits
- Using the Keyboard (3 credits) Assessment will take place throughout the duration of your course.

You will gather evidence in a portfolio; this is done during lessons. Your tutor will observe you carrying out tasks. There are NO EXAMs to sit to achieve your Certificate.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is ideal for novice computer users wishing to prove and improve their computing skills. It has been designed for those who wish to gain a basic qualification in computing, to help them with their current job, develop their IT skills or enhance their career prospects. Familiarity with Windows and the use of a mouse is essential, and candidates should have a level 1 qualification in English and Maths.

After Your Course

Developing your IT skills during this course will be beneficial to many career paths. The certificate you gain will provide evidence to employers of your IT skills and commitment to learning. Learners enjoy their course so much that virtually all progress to the Level 2 IT Users Qualification.

Fees

£249.00

Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification up to and including Level 2, if you:

  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Have an annual salary of less than £17,004
  • Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/20 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Are aged 19-23 on 31/08/20 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
  • Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship

Student Finance

Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Please speak to Student Services for more information.

Join us at our next

Virtual Open Evening

8 February 2021 16:00 – 20:00