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Business & Accounting

Do you have what it takes to be the next Elon Musk, Mary Barra or Gabe Newell? Business is big in the UK with around 5.7m private sector businesses producing a turnover of £1.9 trillion each year. As James Dyson said: “Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.”

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Course Overview

The Level 1 ITQ Certificate consists of five modules.:
- IT User Fundamentals (3 Credits)
- Using Email (2 Credits)
- Using the Internet ( 3 Credits)
- Word processing (3 Credits)
- Improving Productivity Using IT (3 Credits)

The course is designed to cover the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and their use in the workplace and society in general.

Benefits of the Course:
- Raises your level of competency in IT and computing skills
- Improves your productivity at home and work
- Provides you with a worldwide recognised qualification

The course will cover:
Internet: How to search and stay safe when using the Internet. Completing online forms, downloading and copying images & text from the internet
Email: Send & receive emails. Create an address book for contacts. Manage your email account & keep it tidy. Block unwanted email messages & stay safe.
Word Processing:Creating documents using Word Processing software such as letters, forms, and menus. Aligning & formatting text, inserting & working with images & creating diagrams. Proof reading & spell checking documents.

IT User Fundamentals:
Learning the basics - saving work, file management, staying safe. Identifying hardware & software.

Improving Productivity Using IT:
Recognising the best ways to carry out IT tasks improving your productivity.

Assessment will take place throughout the duration of your course. You will gather evidence in a portfolio; this is done during lessons. Your tutor will observe you carrying out tasks. There is NO EXAM to sit to achieve your award.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is ideal for novice computer users wishing to prove and improve their computing skills. It has been designed for those who wish to gain a basic qualification in computing, to help them with their current job, develop their IT skills or enhance their career prospects.

Familiarity with Windows and the use of a mouse is essential, and candidates should have a level 1 qualification in English and Maths.

After Your Course

Developing your IT skills during this course will be beneficial to many career paths.



Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

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Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: / 01539 814700