This course will enable you to learn new or develop existing ICT skills, develop your understanding of the use of ICT both at home and in the workplace. Using Microsoft software you will develop skills including the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This course will run for 24 weeks.
Dependent on the level you are working at, you will develop new skills in some of the following areas: presentation software, using email, word processing software, using the internet, spreadsheet software.
You will also use a variety of learning activities which will be include tutor demonstration, individual and group exercise, discussion, practical demonstration and work-based scenarios. You will also work through activity sheets and other resources, designed to support the development of skills in each of the areas and prepare a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your newly gained skills.
You will develop a personal learning plan with your tutor, based on the results of an initial assessment of your current skills, which will allow you to work towards the level most suitable for you. As a result, there will be a mix of full class teaching, and periods of individual activity as learners in the class work on their own areas of need.
Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills.
If you have chosen to study this course online then you will need to have: a PC or laptop (a smart phone or tablet is not sufficient) reliable internet access, a camera and microphone.
Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills and planning learning activities related to your subject that are designed to develop your skills in these areas.To support this, you may undertake some e-learning modules, where appropriate, as homework.