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Level: #N/A

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: 04/01/2017

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Concessions: 150.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Functional Skills provides individuals with essential knowledge, skills and understanding, enabling 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, managing files and folders.
  • The internet and email – searching, sending and receiving emails, contacts lists, organising your inbox.
  • Word processing – formatting text and documents, tables, mail merge, 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 end 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?

What you do next is up to you:

  •  Use the skills you learn in work, study or everyday life
  •  Use the skills you learn to help you in any future course of study that you may be considering

All of these skills will really help when it comes to applying for a job or studying at university.





* 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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