Introduction to IT (ECDL Level 1) is taught by flexible distance learning, so that you can start at any time and learn at your own pace. The course leads to an internationally recognised qualification which enables you to demonstrate your competence in IT user skills and gain a full Level 1 qualification.
The course will allow you to develop and demonstrate understanding in the basic concepts of using a computer, including security considerations, managing and organising files, and the ability to use the internet and email efficiently and effectively.
Qualification: ECDL Essentials (European Computer Driving License)
Level: Level 1
Start Date: September 2013 or by flexible distance learning (start any time and learn at your own pace)Fees: £275. Sorry, no concessions are available.
ECDL Essentials is a natural progression from the IT Foundations course as it extends the knowledge gained. You will complete an initial assessment prior to enrolment to ensure you have the necessary knowledge for this course. Please call Pal Singh on 020 8326 6459 or email email@example.com for further details.
ECDL Essentials is designed to cover the key concepts of IT user skills. To achieve the Level 1 award you will need to demonstrate competence in 3 modules:
IT security for users includes:
Using the computer and managing files includes:
Web browsing and communication includes:
All three modules will be assessed by British Computer Society set assignments. You will be entered for the tests by your tutor, with opportunities to prepare through practice assignments. Duration for each module is 45 minutes.
“I’ve really loved studying ICT at West Thames. I began at Entry Level and worked my way right up to Level 3. The skills I learned have been invaluable, especially networking and programming. I represented the college at the WorldSkills UK competition this year and came second in the regional finals. After university, it’s my ambition to work in the IT division for a top company.”