Essential IT Skills
Level 2

Build on your existing IT knowledge for home and the workplace and learn how to make the most of widespread IT software.

  • Boost your CV and gain IT skills valued by UK employers
  • Gain intermediate knowledge of widely-used Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Master IT techniques to improve your productivity in the workplace
  • Continue to develop your computer skills to aid your progress in a variety of different careers
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  • FREE online course
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  • Course duration
    14 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    4 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited qualification

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills.

Unit 1: Word processing software

Your learning goals:

  • Entering information
  • Managing documents
  • Editing tools
  • Structure and layout
  • Combining information
  • Quality control.
  • Assessment:
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: Presentation software

Your learning goals:

  • Entering information
  • Managing presentations
  • Editing tools
  • Slide formatting
  • Animating your presentation
  • Preparing your presentation.
  • Assessment:
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Spreadsheet software

Your learning goals:

  • Creating a spreadsheet
  • Managing spreadsheets
  • Analysing data
  • Formatting and presenting data
  • Charts and graphs
  • Quality control.
  • Assessment:
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: Improving productivity using IT

Your learning goals:

  • Approaching a task
  • Planning work using IT
  • Evaluating the use of IT
  • Improving productivity and efficiency.
  • Assessment:
    Unit 4 Assessment
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“I’ve made major improvements on and towards my IT skills which I will be putting to use in my new job.”

Aaron from London
Successful Essential IT Skills learner

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Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Aged 19 or older
  • Live in England
  • Have lived in the EU for at least three years.

Course places are limited, sign up today to secure your place.

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