Part-time course OCR iTQ Level 1 (OCR Level 1

Part-time course
OCR iTQ Level 1 (OCR Level 1
Certificate for IT Users)
0/8111/0 Course description:
This course is ideal if you have a basic knowledge of IT
and want to learn more, particularly the IT skills needed in
an office. You will cover subjects such as spreadsheets,
presentations, database, word processing, e-mail and
the internet. This course will improve your CV and could
be great for your career prospects as it is recognised by
businesses across the UK.
Level 1
Length of course and time commitment
per week:
This is a 40 hour (40 week) course.
Drop in and study at days and times that suit you - see
opening times below. Please note, you are required to
attend a minimum of 2 sessions a week.
Afternoon Evening
5.30pm - 8.00pm
£250. This course is FREE to those on certain benefits.
Please ask and see below for information.
Wednesday 9am - 12pm
Entry requirements:
9am - 12pm
6pm - 8pm
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
You do need to have a basic knowledge of IT.
9am - 12pm
What you will do:
13 credits are required to complete this qualification. This consists of 1 mandatory unit (worth 3 credits) plus optional units
(which need to equal 10 credits). See below for options:
Mandatory unit
Unit Content
Credit Value
Unit 1 - Improving
productivity using IT
Understand the reasons why particular tools and techniques have been used to
produce a document.
Optional units
Unit Content
Credit Value
Unit 18 - Database
Use Microsoft Access software to add to and amend an existing database and to
select, sort and print data.
Unit 30 - Desktop
publishing software
Use Microsoft Publisher to produce and print a simple publication including
imported text and image files in a standard layout.
Units 33 & 39 - Using
email and Internet
Use the interactive BBC Webwise to learn how to navigate the internet, send and
receive e-mail messages and attachments.
Unit 42 - IT Security
for users
Use simple methods to protect software and personal data from unauthorised
access and computer viruses. Identify security risks and the laws and guidelines
that affect the use of IT.
Unit 45 - BBC
WebWise (Using
Mobile IT Devices)
Learn how to set up a mobile device, use applications, transfer data and maintain
Unit 58 - Presentation Use Microsoft Excel to enter, edit and present numerical data using formulae and
basic formatting tools. Produce and format a variety of charts and graphs.
Unit 69 - Spreadsheet Use Microsoft Excel to enter, edit and present numerical data using formulae and
basic formatting tools. Produce and format a variety of charts and graphs.
Unit 77 - Word
processing software
Use a computer to create files and folders. Use Microsoft Word to create
documents, edit and format text layout and use document properties.
Unit 91 - BBC WebWise Learn how to safeguard your computer and yourself.
(Internet Safety for IT
Unit 92 - Using a
computer keyboard
continued overleaf
Use a computer keyboard to key in and edit information accurately and control the
user interface without the aid of a mouse.
Benefits of the course:
On this course you will learn the skills you need to work
in an office. This qualification is nationally recognised
by employers and could improve your career and job
prospects. The iTQ Level 1 can also be used as a stepping
stone to other qualifications in IT.
Units will be assessed by the tutor over the duration of the
course. In addition you will complete a ‘live’ assignment
that will form part of the evidence for your qualification.
What you can do after this course:
You may wish to go onto the iTQ Level 2 or other
qualifications in IT at the appropriate level for you.
Any extra costs:
You will need stationery such as paper, pens, a notepad
and perhaps a file for your work (pens and paper can be
provided if necessary).
There may be financial support available to help you.
Please refer to the information about Fee Reductions listed
below. If you are unsure whether you qualify for financial
support or have a question Student Services staff are
available to help on 01274 327281.
Fee Reduction Categories and Evidence Required
Jobseeker’s Allowance
Your most recent letter from the Department for Work and
Employment and support allowance
Your most recent letter from the Department for Work and
Aged 16-18 at 31 August 2014
You will be required to state your age on the enrolment
How to apply:
To apply or for more information, please
contact the Skills Centre on 01274 327268.
Last updated 12th September 2014: Please note
Shipley College reserves the right to amend course
content and courses offered. Course Coordinator,
Yvonne Clegg.
Salt Building, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3LQ