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The ITQ Level 2 Award aims to develop knowledge of standard IT hardware and software. Learners become skilled in the use of different software applications to enable the efficient and effective completion of tasks to business standard.

  • What will I study?

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

    Mandatory Unit:

    • Word Processing Software
    • Improving Productivity Using IT

    Optional Units:

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

    *All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    The ITQ Level 2 Award aims to develop skills and standards of IT hardware and software usage to enable learners to be able use IT in professional business environments. The course is aimed at learners who are looking to advance knowledge and skills within IT to a good standard.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • The concepts and fundamentals of data, including searching, storing, integrating and organising data
    • The main features and benefits of digital information systems and how these are used to maintain information and to support organisations and best working practices
    • The principles of organisational information security governance and the components of an organisation's cyber security technical infrastructure including hardware, operating systems, networks, software and cloud.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Install and configure basic hardware system components, networks and devices
    • Write code following an appropriate logical approach to agreed standards
    • Follow information security procedures.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Manage own time to meet deadlines and Manage stakeholder expectations
    • Work independently and take responsibility for own actions within a given job role
    • Work with a range of internal and external customers.
  • General info

    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

  • Progression and Career Opportunities
    • Learners can progress onto the ITQ level 2 Certificate.
    • Level 2 IT qualifications are sought after by many employers.
  • 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.

  • Admissions Process

    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.