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Level: 0

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: 10/09/2018

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 150.00*

Concessions: 150.00***

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.

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