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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.”

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Course Overview

ITQ is an ideal qualification to improve your IT performance in the work place or prove to potential employers that you can use today's technology more efficiently.

The course consists of a several units covering the main Microsoft Office applications - Word Processing, Presentation software, & Spreadsheet software.

What you will learn.
- Word Processing
- How to produce professional looking Word documents efficiently. Format Word documents, perform mail merges, produce integrated reports, create tables of content, and much more.
- Presentations
How to create presentations, use master slides, create SmartArt Graphics, apply custom animation and Slide Transition effects.
- Spreadsheets
How to create professional looking spreadsheets. Create a variety of functions such as Sum/Average/Max/Min. Reference and link spreadsheets, use absolute cell referencing, apply conditional formatting, create graphs/charts and much more..

Assessment takes places on an ongoing basis throughout the duration of the course. Learners will produce examples of work in every session which will be assessed by the tutor and saved to produce a portfolio of work.

Entry Requirements

Learners need to have some prior experience as this is not a course for an IT beginner. This programme will be suitable for learners who have completed the iTQ Level 1, or who are currently working and using IT to a good standard.

After Your Course

Beneficial to anyone working in an office environment and using IT.



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

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.

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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. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700

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