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Level 1 Certificate for IT Users

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop the transferable skills, attributes and behaviours needed for you to progress onto a level 2 course and ultimately to employment. The qualifications are designed to ensure you develop the knowledge, practical and technical skills required in IT.


Edexcel Level 1 Diploma for IT Users (ITQ)

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for students wishing to begin this course. All students are required to achieve GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English. If the required grade is not reached there are opportunities to study these subjects at college alongside the course to help achieve it. This is a government requirement but also needed by many employers for any numbers of careers.


Microsoft Outlook

Students will learn how to:

  • Use email software tools and techniques to compose and send messages
  • Identify how to stay safe when using email
  • Use an address book to organise contact information
  • Identify when and how to respond to email messages
  • Identify how to organise, store or delete email messages

Microsoft PowerPoint

Students will learn how to:

  • Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides
  • Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slides
  • Prepare slides for presentation

Microsoft Excel

Students will learn how to:

  • Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Use appropriate formulas and tools to summarise and display spreadsheet information
  • Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to present spreadsheet information effectively

Microsoft Word

  • Enter, edit and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents
  • Structure information within word processing documents
  • Use word processing software tools to format and present documents

All units will be assessed though the completion of an assignment set and marked by your college tutor.

Work Experience

As part of the course students will complete 1-2 days work experience with local employers.


O On completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to progress onto the level 2 course.

Apprenticeship pathways are also available in this area.

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