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IT Users (ITQ) OCR Level 1 Cerificate at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

You will work on your ability to manage documents and data in a variety of applications through practical & theory based lessons.

Course content

Throughout the course you will cover the following topics:

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Using a Database
  • Using the Internet
  • Using E-mail
  • Presentation Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Website Software
  • Improving Productivity
  • User Fundamentals
  • IT Communications
  • Design Software
  • Imaging Software
  • Word Processing

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications needed for this course. However, you are likely to progress from one of the following:

  • An Entry Certificate in Skills for Working Life
  • Life Skills or other Entry level qualification


You will be assessed via a portfolio of your written and practical assignments. There will also be online testing to assess your key skills.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto our level 2 ICT course or one of our many BTEC first courses.

Employment opportunities could include an entry level IT role within commercial or industrial companies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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      Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 2LL

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      - Dedicated motor vehicle workshops

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