The IT User Skills qualification is a nationally recognised programme designed to allow students to acquire and apply a range of IT skills that will help them to work productively and efficiently and can be tailored to different vocational sectors.
The qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners, including adults returning to study, employees and adults in part-time education.
It is designed so that students can develop the skills and knowledge to select and use a range of intermediate word processing software tools and techniques to produce documents. They will also develop the skills to select and use a wide range of intermediate presentation software tools and techniques effectively to produce PowerPoint presentations.
The course is delivered by a well-qualified, enthusiastic and experienced tutor who will provide all the support and guidance you need to be successful.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, applicants should ideally have some basic IT skills.
This course would be a natural progression for anyone who already holds a Level 1 IT User Skills qualification.
Upon completion, you will be able to create, edit and print documents. The course will enable you to write text confidently, store it electronically, display it on a screen, modify it by entering commands and characters from the keyboard, and print off your information if required.
Upon completion, you will be able to use presentation software to present data and information by using text, images, diagrams with animations and video and transitional effects in slides to help explain the topic or idea in front of an audience easily and practically.
The course will be assessed in a variety of ways including:
All IT equipment will be provided on site at Derby College.
Completion of the course will enable you to utilise IT skills relevant to almost all further and higher education courses.
You will increase your employability and impress recruiters in the IT sector by achieving industry-standard qualifications and certifications.
After studying Childcare at Derby College, Jane Finch was originally unable to follow her dream of gaining social work qualifications because she needed to support her family. But, nearly 20 years later, the mum-of-seven took the plunge and returned to College on an Access to Social Work course.
It paved the way for her to gain a degree from Nottingham Trent University and she now works for Derbyshire County Council as a Child Protection Social Worker, helping families make positive changes in their lives.
I was not in a position to continue my education as a teenager but I’m so glad that I have now pursued my dream of becoming a qualified social worker. When you return to education, you become hungry for more: my life and career are going from strength to strength since I went back to Derby College.