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Level: 0

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 34

Hours: 2.50

Start: 14/09/2020

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. However, you will be required to complete a brief assessment to ensure that the course is suitable for you.

Course Content

  • 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.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis

Former carer Steph passes five courses to target teaching career

A long-time carer with elderly people has forged a new career in the classroom with deaf youngsters after passing five separate courses at Derby College. Dedicated Stephanie Davis, 47, switched direction after 20 years and joined Derby's Royal School for the Deaf as a residential worker in 2008. Now she has gained a string of qualifications, passing Functional Maths at Level 1 and 2 and Functional English at Level 1, as well gaining NVQs in working with children in a residential setting and as a teaching assistant. Now Stephanie, from Mackworth, is studying for Functional English Level 2 and aiming to go on to study for a High Level Teaching Assistant qualification at Level 4. Promoted to Senior Teaching Assistant (Teaching Support), Stephanie says that could be a stepping stone towards her dream job as a teacher at the school. Previously she gained qualifications with Derby College, in Community Care and Caring for the Elderly.

Stephanie said: "Every step of the way I've been supported by the college. I'm not a natural at English but the college has given been brilliant and helped my confidence no end."


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