TRAINING COURSES

SUMMARY OF COURSES:
• I.T. for Beginners
• Functional Skills maths, English and entry level IT
• ITQ level 1
• ITQ level 2
• Workshops
• First Aid

TRAINING COURSES

IT FOR BEGINNERS – FREE *

Our IT for Beginners course is a concise introductory course in using computers and accessing the internet. Whether it’s your first time on a computer and you would like some support in starting to use the keyboard and mouse, or you would like help with sending emails with attachments and accessing online public services, then this is the course for you. The course takes on average 3 hours and once you have completed the course, you would then have the option to progress onto an accredited IT qualification.

* subject to benefit criteria

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Qualifications available: City and Guilds Entry 3, Level 1 or Level 2 Maths and English and Entry level 3 IT.
After completing an initial assessment and diagnostic, a personal learning plan will be created by your tutor to enable you to achieve your goal.

Work can be completed at your own pace but at least 6 hours per week are required.

Listed below are a variety of topics that may form part of your learning plan:

MATHS – FREE *

Numbers e.g. Multiply, Divide, Ratio
Measure, Shape and Space e.g. Metric and Imperial, Symmetry
Data Handling e.g. Averages, Graphs

ENGLISH – FREE *

Reading e.g. Recognising different text
Writing e.g. Constructing informal or formal text, Using correct grammar
Speaking, Listening and Communication e.g. Understanding the main points, Following instructions

IT
IT ENTRY LEVEL 3 – FREE*

The next step up from the beginners course to gain an accredited qualification covering:
Email
Health and Safety
Internet Searching
Word and
Excel

* subject to benefit criteria

ITQ LEVEL 1 – FREE *

Qualification available: City and Guilds Level 1

WHAT IS AN ITQ?

An ITQ is an up-to-date, nationally recognised IT user qualification which will enable you to improve your IT skills using Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 software.

The course is tailored to suit you so you can start anytime you are ready. You can study with us Monday to Friday, mornings and/or afternoons. A minimum of 3 sessions per week is required but you can attend more sessions if you wish. The average completion time for this course is 6 weeks but some people complete in just two weeks!

ITQ is an excellent course if you would like to work towards achieving a level 1 qualification. You can choose which modules you would like to learn based on the areas you need to improve on. A selection of modules offered includes:

• Improving productivity using IT
Use IT systems and software efficiently to complete planned tasks

• Internet Safety
Learn about internet threats and how to surf safely

• Word Processing
Enter, edit and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents

• Spreadsheets
Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data

• PowerPoint
Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides

• Using email
Use email software tools and techniques to compose and send messages

• Using the Internet
Use browser software to navigate web pages

• Database
Input data, run queries and create reports

This qualification could help you get a job in areas such as

• Data entry clerk
• Receptionist
• Business administration assistant
• Trainee application support

* subject to benefit criteria

ITQ2 – FREE *

Qualification available: City and Guilds Level 2

Level 2 Certificate for IT Users 

This qualification enables you to gain a range of skills and knowledge in the use of ICT applications. A Level 2 user can make use of predefined or commonly used IT tools for activities that are at times non-routine or unfamiliar, they will be able to devise solutions to use IT tools to improve productivity.

The course is 90 guided learning hours and consists of 4 units – one mandatory unit and 3 other units of your choice. You can choose which modules you would like to learn based on the areas you need to improve on. A selection of modules offered includes:

Improving productivity using IT (mandatory)

•  Word Processing Software
•  Database Software
•  Spreadsheet Software
•  Presentation Software

This qualification could help you get a job in areas such as: 

•  Assistant application specialist
•  Business administrator
•  Social media/digital marketing assistant
•  Web development assistant
•  Software help desk assistant

You can select the days and times to attend.  It is recommended that 3 sessions per week would be beneficial but this will be discussed with your tutor at the start of the course and a suitable attendance pattern agreed.

* subject to benefit criteria

WORKSHOPS* FREE

In addition to our flexible “at your own pace” courses we now offer group workshops at various locations.

Full day workshops includes FREE refreshments and FREE lunch.

Workshops available for updating your CV to gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

* subject to benefit criteria

Two mornings a week from 9.30am-12.00pm

WORKSECTOR

Would you like help with improving your skills and knowledge in preparation for looking for work, going to an interview and starting employment? We offer free short and long courses in many venues across Devon that will give you a qualification.

Here are just a few examples of topics that we cover

•  Understanding your customers
•  Understanding your customers
•  Dealing with your fist day at work
•  Setting yourself targets
•  Interview techniques

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