This course will encourage you to think about how IT can be used in different ways, as you are introduced to specific tools that will aid you in utilising IT in everyday life. You will consider the best software and tools for specific tasks and will do this with the view to improving your productivity and efficiency. You will also learn about the importance of IT security; from unwanted emails and spam to computer viruses and firewalls. And as you make progress through the course you will look in detail at presentation and spreadsheet software and will be assessed on your understanding and use of these.
You will need access to a computer and have a basic level of IT knowledge. It would also be of benefit to have some level of confidence in producing your own documents in Word, PowerPoint and Excel (as you will need to do this as part of your assessment).
On this online course, you will study the following units:
All learning will take place using an interactive distance learning platform with a virtual tutor and an HSDC assessor, who will be on hand for any queries and will mark your assessments and provide you with feedback.
You will be assessed through online assessments.
Upon completion of this course, you will be ready for the workplace and will have an appropriate level of IT skills, you could also progress to another Distance Learning programme or Level 3.
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