It Essentials - Level 2 (rqf) Course

Distance Learning Centre
Course summary
Professional Training
140 hours
175 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses

Course description

If you want to gain a good all-round knowledge of using a computer and its associated software, then the IT Essentials Level 2 (RQF) Course is the course for you. With this course, you will gain a fundamental knowledge of the structure and use of computers, the Internet, Email, and IT security, and you will gain valuable experience in the use of the important software packages included in the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access). The IT Essentials course is designed for people who use technology at work, in education, when looking for work, or in their leisure time.

The course includes the accredited ITQ (IT User Qualification) units listed on Ofqual and can lead to a Level 2 RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) Certificate Qualification with 32 Credits, which is a nationally-recognised qualification for those who requiring digital skills as users of technology. The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is an example of ITQ Units that lead to a qualification.

The IT Essentials Level 2 (RQF) Course can be used:

  • To gain a relevant Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 32 Credits;
  • As a course of study for students who wish to take the European Computer Driving License (ECDL) tests; and
  • As a training programme to gain relevant IT skills and knowledge, leading to a certificate of completion issued by Distance Learning Centre.

The course is available for £150.00, but students who want to gain the Open Awards Level 2 Qualification must pay a separate accreditation fee (£150.00) to apply for the Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (Qualification No. 600/5670/8).

The IT Essentials Level 2 (RQF) Course consists of the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1 IT Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2 Word Processing
  • Lesson 3 Spreadsheets
  • Lesson 4 Database Software
  • Lesson 5 Presentation Software
  • Lesson 6 Internet & Email
  • Lesson 7 Improving Productivity
  • Lesson 8 IT Security

Students will be assessed through project-based assignments which will require them to demonstrate skills taught within each lesson. There is an assignment for each unit within the course.

The IT Essentials course leads to Distance Learning Centres ITQ Level 2 Certificate of Completion, which is not a nationally recognised qualification.

However, students wanting to gain the Open Awards IT User Skills Level 2 Certificate qualification can pay the necessary accreditation fee of £150.00 to be put forward for this qualification. This qualification has been accredited on the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (Qualification Code: 600/5670/8). This is a Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 32 Credits.

Approximate Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Email)

Course Format

Online Course

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