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IT Users Level 1 at Wiltshire College

Course description

If you want to improve your IT skills and knowledge in a wide range of software applications, and would like to understand how computers work and how to maintain them, this is the course for you.
The course looks at a wide range of business and IT applications including internet, email, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, presentation, audio and video.

Course content

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • Improving Productivity Using IT 
  • IT User Fundamentals 
  • IT Security for Users 
  • IT Communication Fundamentals 
  • UnUsing the Internet 
  • Using email 
  • Using Collaborative Technologies 
  • Audio Software 
  • Video Software 
  • Database Software 
  • Imaging Software 
  • Presentation Software 
  • Spreadsheet Software 
  • Website Software 
  • Word Processing Software 
  • Using a Keyboard

Optional units can include:

  • City and Guilds Level 1 Systems Support
  • UnDismantle, assemble, install and maintain a Desktop computing system
  • Fundamentals of computing systems and customer care

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade E or above, including Maths or English, or equivalent
A good reference
A satisfactory interview


You will be expected to undertake some private study to meet the demands of the programme. 
All BTEC units are internally assessed by means of centre-devised 
assignments and all assessment for the BTEC Level 1 is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified outcomes. 
Each unit has specified criteria to be used for grading. 
A summative unit grade will be awarded at pass grade. 
All assessment is subject to Internal Verification and External National Standards Sampling.
The final qualifications will be:
Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Diploma for IT Users (iTQ).
City and Guilds Level 1 Systems Support.
Edexcel Functional Maths and English.


Future opportunities

On completion, successful candidates have the following progression options available:
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Media
Employment opportunities could include working in a Trainee Data Input and computer operations role or as a Trainee IT Support Technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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