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IT Essentials Level 2 RQF

This IT Essentials Level 2 RQF course is perfect for anyone using technology at home, in education or in the workplace. The aims to provide the learner the fundamental knowledge of computers, the Internet, email and security in IT, and includes modules on the main software packages of Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Access.

Level 2 / Open Awards / DL005

£406.00 or only £85.00 initial deposit

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Course Title:IT Essentials Level 2 RQF

Awarding Body:Open Awards

Average Duration:140 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Course Description

This course will equip you with solid all-round knowledge of using a computer and several popular software programs. This comprehensive computer qualification covers the fundamental concepts surrounding computers and their use, including the Internet, Email and IT security. You will also gain in-depth experience of working with the main Microsoft Office suite of software products, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

This course is suitable for those who use a computer in their everyday life, and who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in this area. 

On completion of the course, you will be awarded a Level 2 QCF - a nationally-recognised full qualification that can be used to provide evidence of skills and experience when applying for jobs. The Level 2 IT Essentials course covers everything you need to take the European Computer Driving License test.

Course Info

Course Title:IT Essentials Level 2 RQF

Awarding Body:Open Awards

Average Duration:140 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study the IT Essentials Level 2 RQF.

All learners are required to be 11 years of age or above.

Please note: The course uses Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2013 or above, so learners will require their own versions of software (alternative versions can be used, but instructions may differ).

The course was designed for use on a PC, but it is possible to view the course using an Apple Mac (although information will be specific to Windows based software).

Assessment

To complete each unit of the course, the learner needs to pass a project-based assignment, which will require them to demonstrate skills taught within each lesson.

Awarding Organisation

On successful completion of the courses, students will receive a Level 2 certificate qualification from Open Awards.

Open Awards are a leading awarding body, regulated and approved by Ofqual. Founded in 1981, they are a not for profit organisation and a registered charity.

Lesson 1 - IT Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Computers; Hardware and Software; Using Windows 10; Organising Files; Managing Files; Information Networks; Health & Safety; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 1 – File Management Exercise.

Lesson 2 – Word Processing

  • Introduction; The Microsoft Word Application; Document Creation; Formatting Text; Word Objects; Mail Merge; Prepare Outputs; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 2 – Word Processing Exercises.

Lesson 3 – Spreadsheet

  • Introduction; The Excel Application; Cell Basics; Managing Worksheets; Formulae and Functions; Formatting; Charts; Preparing Outputs; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 3 – Excel Exercises.

Lesson 4 – Database Software

  • Introduction; Using the Access Application; Database Tables; Retrieving Data; Database Objects; Preparing Output; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 4 – Access Exercises.

Lesson 5 – Presentation Software

  • Introduction; Using the PowerPoint Application; Developing a Presentation; Inserting Text; Inserting Charts; Graphical Elements; Preparing Outputs; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 5 – Build a Presentation.

Lesson 6 – Internet & Email

  • Introduction; Web Browsing Concepts; Web Browsing; Web Based Information; Communication Concepts; Using Email; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 6 – Blog Software Research Project.

Lesson 7 – Improving Productivity

  • Introduction; Using IT Systems; Selecting IT Systems; Reviewing IT Systems; Improving Productivity; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 7 – Productivity Review.

Lesson 8 – IT Security

  • Introduction; System Performance & Security; Information Security; Technology Security; Guidelines & Procedures; Data Security; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 8 – Write a Security Policy.

You will be provided with all the online materials required to complete your IT Essentials Level 2 qualification.

You will have 12 months access to your course including your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your assignments and answer any questions you may have during your course.

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Course Description

This course will equip you with solid all-round knowledge of using a computer and several popular software programs. This comprehensive computer qualification covers the fundamental concepts surrounding computers and their use, including the Internet, Email and IT security. You will also gain in-depth experience of working with the main Microsoft Office suite of software products, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

This course is suitable for those who use a computer in their everyday life, and who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in this area. 

On completion of the course, you will be awarded a Level 2 QCF - a nationally-recognised full qualification that can be used to provide evidence of skills and experience when applying for jobs. The Level 2 IT Essentials course covers everything you need to take the European Computer Driving License test.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge is required to study the IT Essentials Level 2 RQF.

All learners are required to be 11 years of age or above.

Please note: The course uses Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2013 or above, so learners will require their own versions of software (alternative versions can be used, but instructions may differ).

The course was designed for use on a PC, but it is possible to view the course using an Apple Mac (although information will be specific to Windows based software).

Assessment

To complete each unit of the course, the learner needs to pass a project-based assignment, which will require them to demonstrate skills taught within each lesson.

You will be provided with all the online materials required to complete your IT Essentials Level 2 qualification.

You will have 12 months access to your course including your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your assignments and answer any questions you may have during your course.

Lesson 1 - IT Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Computers; Hardware and Software; Using Windows 10; Organising Files; Managing Files; Information Networks; Health & Safety; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 1 – File Management Exercise.

Lesson 2 – Word Processing

  • Introduction; The Microsoft Word Application; Document Creation; Formatting Text; Word Objects; Mail Merge; Prepare Outputs; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 2 – Word Processing Exercises.

Lesson 3 – Spreadsheet

  • Introduction; The Excel Application; Cell Basics; Managing Worksheets; Formulae and Functions; Formatting; Charts; Preparing Outputs; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 3 – Excel Exercises.

Lesson 4 – Database Software

  • Introduction; Using the Access Application; Database Tables; Retrieving Data; Database Objects; Preparing Output; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 4 – Access Exercises.

Lesson 5 – Presentation Software

  • Introduction; Using the PowerPoint Application; Developing a Presentation; Inserting Text; Inserting Charts; Graphical Elements; Preparing Outputs; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 5 – Build a Presentation.

Lesson 6 – Internet & Email

  • Introduction; Web Browsing Concepts; Web Browsing; Web Based Information; Communication Concepts; Using Email; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 6 – Blog Software Research Project.

Lesson 7 – Improving Productivity

  • Introduction; Using IT Systems; Selecting IT Systems; Reviewing IT Systems; Improving Productivity; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 7 – Productivity Review.

Lesson 8 – IT Security

  • Introduction; System Performance & Security; Information Security; Technology Security; Guidelines & Procedures; Data Security; Lesson Review & Quiz; and Assignment 8 – Write a Security Policy.

Awarding Organisation

On successful completion of the courses, students will receive a Level 2 certificate qualification from Open Awards.

Open Awards are a leading awarding body, regulated and approved by Ofqual. Founded in 1981, they are a not for profit organisation and a registered charity.

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