Information Technology ECDL at Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy
This course is designed to give students a broad grounding in practical skills in using software. The course specification that we follow allows us to choose from a variety of units but, for this course, we choose units covering skills such as creating and using spreadsheets, presentation software and various other software skills.
Typically, students will work through three assignments which simulate working for a client. Students must produce working solutions that not only demonstrate technical skill but which also meet the needs of their client. Students are encouraged to self-evaluate and to take action on any areas of their work where they feel that there is room for improvement. This course is particularly suited to students who have higher grade Level 1 qualifications already and who would like to move on to achieve at Level 2.
The Cambridge National Certificate has a theory component that is worth 25% of the final grade and is assessed with a formal exam. In preparation for this, students will study a range of topics such as the variety of input hardware available and laws that control computer use.
All Level 2 students must have 4 grade D passes or equivalent and basic numeracy and literacy skills.
An interest in the subject to be studied and the willingness to undertake independent study is essential.
This course will support any student in further employment where computers are used – from office work to trades.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy directly.