The qualification provides learning across a wide range of subjects that include a variety of software applications, setup and optimising computer systems and general use ICT through 3 specific units in software, communication and user fundamentals that also map to Functional Skills ICT. The qualification is for individuals looking to improve their use of Information & Communication technology.

This is a 14 week blended course which will take place at the college (non-residential) and online. There will be a 2-week break over Christmas for the weeks commencing the 21st and 28th of December. You must have already achieved or working at a Level 1 in IT. 

Date and Times 

12th November - 11th February 2021

Thursdays 9:00 am - 4:40pm and Fridays 9:00 AM - 12 PM then 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursdays will take place in the college and Fridays will take place online. 

Level  Level 2
Learning Outcomes

Video Software - Level 1

This is the ability to use a software application designed to record and edit video sequences. On completion of this unit, a candidate should be able to use a range of basic video software tools and techniques appropriately to record and edit straightforward or routine video sequences.

Improving Productivity Using IT - Level 2

This is the ability to plan, evaluate and improve procedures involving the use of IT tools and systems to improve the productivity and efficiency of tasks and activities. 

Using the Internet - Level 2

This is the ability to set up and use appropriate connection methods to access the Internet; make the best use of browser software tools and techniques to search for, retrieve and exchange information using a browser or public search engine, and work safely and securely online. 

Social media management software - Level 2

Using Collaborative Technologies - Level 3

This is the ability to use IT tools and devices for collaborative working and communications, such as web or video conferencing, instant messaging/chat, online phone and video calls; online forums, social networking sites, wikis and other centralised depositories for documents, blogging, RSS and data feeds, bulk SMS or online work management tools.
Entry Requirements

You must have good knowledge of IT and will be assessed in a tutor interview

You will need to have a webcam, microphone and speaker installed within, or attached, to your computer to allow interaction during the online lessons.

This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority and is therefore only available to people residing in certain areas of the West Midlands.  If you are unsure if you are eligible or not to apply please contact [email protected] along with your postcode.

Progression Learners may progress through the levels of the ITQ to gain more in depth knowledge in particular subjects, though some learners’ experience may enable them to start at a high level. The qualification will show their competency in specific areas and that they have the underpinning knowledge that will allow them to apply that competency rather than use a particular type of software or device.

Learners will be able to feel confident in their use of ICT in a variety of roles whether in administration to catering, design to management, NHS to warehousing. ITQ is not about a specific job role or industry, it is an essential part of over 70% of employees’ daily working life.

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