ICT Courses

Are your ICT skills a little rusty? Improve your skills and confidence to achieve an ICT qualification today. You will learn in a friendly and supportive environment at a pace to suit your needs.

Please navigate this page for all of the ICT information you need.

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Entry Requirements and Initial Assessments


All ICT courses are free of charge*. Entry requirements are as follows:

  • Are aged 19 years or older;
  • Have been a UK, EU or EEA resident continuously for the previous three years;
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK, EU or EEA

*If you do not meet any one of the three criteria listed, each level you study will be charged at £135 and the assessment will be charged at £20.

You must sit an assessment in order to join an ICT course. These take approximately 30 minutes and are held every Friday between 1pm-3.30pm at the Coleridge Centre. You can also sit the assessment online if required. Assessments are not held on bank holidays or during school holidays.

The level at which you join an ICT course is dependent on your results of the initial assessment and any previous qualifications you may hold. You may incur a waiting period in between completing your assessment and starting lessons.

To book an initial assessment please contact us.

Entry Level 1 ICT / Entry Level 2 ICT


This course is suitable for those with limited ICT skills or knowledge. The emphasis is on building up the very basics ICT skills and improving your confidence in using ICT.

These courses will cover:

  • Switching on and closing down the computer
  • Using a mouse and keyboard
  • Word processing
  • Saving and organising your work
  • Using tools to create a poster / party invitations
  • Adding formatting to a document
  • Moving and modifying text
  • Using a printer
  • File management
  • Using flash drives
  • Using a search engine to source information effectively

All ICT equipment is provided. Please bring a notepad and pen. After this course has finished you may like to progress to Entry Level 3 ICT.

Entry Level 3 ICT


This course is suitable for those who have completed Entry Levels 1 and 2 and want to advance their skills and confidence in the use of ICT. 

This course will cover:

  • All topics in Entry Levels 1 and 2 plus:
  • Powerpoint
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Creating presentations
  • Adding slides
  • Creating an email account
  • Sending and receiving emails
  • Attachments
  • Spreadsheets
  • Functions and formulae
  • Charts

All ICT equipment is provided. Please bring a notepad and pen. After this course has finished you may like to progress to Level 1 ICT.

Level 1 ICT


This course is suitable for those who have completed Entry Level 3 ICT and want to advance their skills and confidence even further in the use of ICT. 

This course will cover:

  • All topics in previous levels plus
  • Using devices and handling information
  • Creating and editing
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being safe and responsible online
  • Assessment

All ICT equipment is provided. Please bring a notepad and pen. After this course has finished you may like to progress to Level 2 ICT.

Level 2 ICT


This course is suitable for those who have completed Level 1 ICT and want to cement their skills in knowledge in ICT. This qualification is equivalent to a GCSE in ICT. 

This course will cover:

  • All topics in previous levels but more in depth. Precise content coming soon.

All ICT equipment is provided. Please bring a notepad and pen. After this course has finished you may like to progress to a Level 3 or a full GCSE ICT course with alternative providers.

ICT Exams


Learners must take a mandatory exam to achieve their ICT qualification. There is one exam per level. Exams take place at one of our venues. Learners cannot take their exam at home or remotely.

There are no nationally set dates and times for ICT exams. Learners will only sit an exam after a period of study when the tutor and the learner mutually agree they are exam ready. Learning & Skills will book a variety of exam sessions and you will be invited to attend one of them. ICT exams take two hours to complete.

Exams are currently held both online and paper based. You will be allocated time in your lesson, or you will be invited to a practice session, for exam practice if your exam is online.

    

 

 

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