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 4 units. - Word processing (4 Credits) - Spreadsheet Software (4 Credits) - Improving Productivity Using IT (4 Credits) - Presentation Software (4 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 Level 2 Certificate.
This qualification is ideal for those with some prior IT knowledge of Microsoft Office Software wishing to prove or update their current computing skills. It is suitable for those who have already completed the ITQ level 1, ECDL or who are currently working and using IT to a good standard.
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. Many learners go onto study accountancy, book keeping, computing or gain employment in an office environment.
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,374.50
- Were aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 and are not studying at another school/college
- Were aged 19 or over on 31/08/21 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
See the Student Money pages for more information.
Student Finance (Degree-Level Courses)
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.
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.