Computing & ICT
  • Location
    Daventry - Badby Road
    27 September 2018 to 24 May 2019

  • Location
    Northampton - Lower Mounts
    10 September 2018 to 14 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

If you use IT on a daily basis and want to prove your ability across a range of applications then the ITQ certificate is for you. This course prepares you with a range of skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern workplace and to obtain a Level 1 qualification.

This qualification aims to develop knowledge of standard IT hardware and develop skills using MS Office software. You will develop knowledge of different software applications and use them to complete tasks effectively.

What will I study?:

To achieve this qualification, you must complete the mandatory Unit and some of the Optional Units.

Mandatory Unit:

  • Improving Productivity Using IT
  • Word Processing Software

Optional Units:

  • IT Security for Users
  • Using the Internet
  • Using Email
  • Database Software
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • Presentation Software
  • Spreadsheet Software

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.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?

The ITQ Certificate is ideal for you if you use IT on a daily basis and who want to improve and demonstrate your 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. Learners normally precede this course by completing the Level 1 ITQ Award in IT.

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 six hours week as a minimum for this course: typically for two hours, three times 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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