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Level 3 IT skills will provide you with advanced skills across several Microsoft applications, which would equip you with a sound knowledge of IT user skills, allowing you to support others in the workplace.
You will need to have completed ITQ Level 2 or have IT skills at that level.
Improving Productivity Using IT
This unit is about the skills and knowledge needed by the IT User to plan and review their use of predefined or commonly used IT tools for activities that are at times, non-routine or unfamiliar. As a result of reviewing your work, you will be able to identify and use automated methods or alternative ways of working to improve productivity, utilising skills such as research, analysis and interpretation.
Word Processing Software (Microsoft Word)
This unit is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT user to select and use a range of advanced Word Processing Software tools and techniques to produce complex and non-routine documents.
Presentation Software (Microsoft PowerPoint)
This unit is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT user to select and use a wide range of advanced presentation software tools and techniques effectively, to produce presentations that are complex or non-routine.
Spreadsheet Software (Microsoft Excel)
This unit is about the skills and knowledge required by an IT user to select and use a wide range of advanced spreadsheet software tools and techniques to produce, present and check complex and non-routine spreadsheets.
Using Email (Microsoft Outlook)
This unit is about the skills and knowledge to make effective use of a range of intermediate e-mail software tools to send, receive and store messages for at times, non-routine or unfamiliar activities.
Database Software (Microsoft Access)
This unit is about selecting and using intermediate database software tools and techniques to enter information into databases, that are at times non-routine or unfamiliar, retrieve information by creating queries using multiple selection criteria and produce reports by setting up menus or short cuts.
At HSDC, an experienced and qualified tutor will guide and support you through the complete programme, as both your individual tutor and assessor.
You will build an electronic portfolio of evidence by carrying out a series of controlled assessments. There is no exam for this course.
On completion of this course, you will be able to support others in the workplace with their IT skills.
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