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Location: Joseph Wright Centre
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Tuition (£): 150.00*
Functional Skills will provide individuals with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to get the most out of life, learning and work.
A Functional Skills qualification in Information, Communication and Technology will help you develop better practical ICT skills.
There are no entry requirements. However, you will be required to complete a brief assessment to ensure that the course is suitable for you.
The basics – security and safety, passwords, viruses, storage, and managing files and folders.
The Internet and email – searching, sending and receiving emails, contacts lists, and organising your inbox.
Word processing – formatting text and documents, tables, mail merge, and graphics.
Spreadsheets – entering, editing, sorting and filtering data, formatting and formulas.
Charts and graphs – producing different types of charts and graphs – bar, column, line and scattergraphs and pie charts.
Presentations – understanding, making and editing presentations.
Databases – sorting and filtering data, running queries and reports.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed continually through the development of an individual learning plan.
The test is made up of a number of tasks based around one main theme, including:
Using the internet
Working on a spreadsheet
Producing a document in a word processing program.
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
What can I do after this course?
All of these skills will really help when it comes to applying for a job or for studying at university.
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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.