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IT Users (ITQ) (Entry 3) BTEC Certificate at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for under 18s who have limited experience with information technology.

Course content

You will study a whole range of topics on this course from learning how to operate a computer and troubleshoot any problems to editing photographs in Photoshop, designing leaflets in a word processor and creating a simple web pages.

Entry requirements

You do not need any formal qualifications although knowing how to switch on/off and having the confidence to move a mouse around and open and close packages would be an advantage.


Your progress will be assessed on a continual basis. Work completed in your class will be marked by your tutor and placed into a portfolio. You will have achieved the qualification on full completion of the portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

After completing the course it is hoped that having gained some solid foundation skills in IT you would progress to a full level 2 qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.