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Entry Requirements

  • If you are aged 19-23 you would be fully funded if you have previously achieved a full level 2 and are unemployed. If you do not meet both these criteria, you are not eligible for our funding.
  • If you are aged 24 + you would be fully funded if you are unemployed and co-funded if you are not. If you are co-funded, you may have to pay a fee to cover part of the cost of the training – please contact us to find out.
  • If you are working but earning less than £20,963 per year, are aged 19 – 23 and have achieved a full Level 2, you will be fully funded.

  • If you are working but earning less than £20,963 per year and are aged 24+, you will be fully funded.

  • You must live in a London borough postcode. If you live outside the Greater London Authority area, we may still be able to fund you – please contact us to find out. Please look up here: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/gla_postcode_map_a3_map1.pdf

Who is the course for

This qualification would be ideal for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT skills, particularly those who use IT in their current job role. Learners must already have basic IT skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), to be able to complete the course successfully. The qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.

Course Content

This course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Using IT to increase productivity

  • Section 1: Be able to plan and select which IT tools and systems are best suited to completion of an identified task
  • Section 2: Be able to identify any restrictions or constraints that may affect how a task can be completed using IT tools and systems
  • Section 3: Be able to use IT tools and systems to complete an identified task
  • Section 4: Be able to review approach to using IT tools and systems
  • Section 5: Be able to adapt their approach as a result of their experiences using IT tools and systems to complete a task.

Unit 2: IT software fundamentals

  • Section 1: Select and use appropriate software applications to meet needs and solve problems
  • Section 2: Enter, develop, combine and format different types of information to suit its meaning and purpose
  • Section 3: Present information in ways that are fit for purpose and audience
  • Section 4: Evaluate the selection and use of IT tools and facilities to present information.

Unit 3: IT security for users

  • Section 1: Use appropriate methods to minimise security risks to IT systems and data.

Unit 4: Presentation software

  • Section 1: Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides
  • Section 2: Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slide sequences
  • Section 3: Prepare slideshow for presentation.

Unit 5: Spreadsheet software

  • Section 1: Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Section 2: Select and use appropriate formulas and data analysis tools to meet requirements
  • Section 3: Select and use tools and techniques to present and format spreadsheet information.

Study Methods

Online learning materials with online assessment. Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor and a Learner Support Advisor

How is the course assessed

Online Assessment

Where next - Further Studies

Our other Level 2 certificate courses will be a great way to progress.

More Information

For more information, call Giles Strachan on 01895 853653 / 07956 358630 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.