Computing & ICT
  • Location
    Northampton - Lower Mounts
    10 September 2018 to 14 June 2019

  • Location
    Northampton - Lower Mounts
    10 September 2018 to 21 June 2019

* People in receipt of certain state benefits may be entitled to a reduction in fees. Please call our Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344

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Summary of course

This qualification aims to develop knowledge of standard IT hardware and software at level 1. Learners will become familiar and skilled at using a range of different software applications to complete tasks effectively.

What will I study?:

To achieve this qualification, candidates must complete the mandatory Unit plus two of the Optional Units. 

Mandatory Unit:

  • Word Processing Software

Optional Units:

  • Using the Internet and Using Email
  • Database Software
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • Presentation Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Improving Productivity Using IT

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.


IT qualifications are commonly recognised as basic skills and are sought after by many employers.

Progression onto level 2 Award/Certificate is available.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through workbooks and in-class assessments. Students work individually at their own pace within the Skills Centre with tutors present to support and guide learning. Progress is monitored throughout the course. Students are required to pass a task-based controlled assessment to complete each module.

Who is this course for?

ITQ will benefit anyone who uses IT on a daily basis and who wants to improve and demonstrate their ability across a range of applications. The course prepares you with a range of skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern workplace and to obtain a Level 1 qualification. Students normally precede this course by completing the Level 1 starter course.

Entry Requirements for new students

Candidates must be able to demonstrate literacy skills, generally at Level 1 as a minimum. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are also necessary.

Interview Requirements:

To enrol onto this course please contact the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344 to arrange an appointment for advice and guidance with the Skills Centre.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Students should attend for four hours week as a minimum for this course: typically for two hours, twice a week.

Students may find it useful to have a memory stick/flash drive so they can complete additional study at home. These can be purchased at the time of enrolment.

Course fee information


Course fee information

Sorry, you’ve missed the start date for this course but we are planning to offer it again in 2019. If you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us on 0300 123 2344 or complete our easy online enquiry form.


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