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NVQ IT User (ITQ) Level 1 - 3 (7574) Award/Certificate/Diploma at Appleby Heritage Centre

Course description

Students need to complete a variety of units from the choice of 19.  For a Level 1 Award students must obtain at least 16 credits, 30 credits for Level 2 and 50 credits for Level 3.  An essential part of this course includes weekly external work placement in a suitably approved environment.  The work placement will be for a minimum of six months.

Course content

Unit Titles:

  • Select and use of IT
  • Operate a computer
  • IT troubleshooting for users
  • IT security for users
  • Internets and intranets
  • E-mail
  • Word Processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Database software
  • Website software
  • Artwork and image software
  • Presentation software
  • Specialist or bespoke software
  • Evaluate the impact of IT
  • Data management software
  • Use IT systems
  • Use IT to exchange information
  • Sector specific unit


Each unit is assessed separately so that unit certificates can be awarded where necessary. There are NO formal examinations. Candidates complete units by gathering together a portfolio of relevant evidence.

Progression for each module is through production of a portfolio. Students who successfully achieve a Level 2 can apply to study Level 3.

Further information

Contact Sharron Simpson (Training Manager)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Appleby Heritage Centre directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year