Get Ready for Functional Skills ICT - Level 1

Ref: C2420432

This course could lead to employment, self-employment or help learners improve their IT skills for everyday situations, it can lead to a recognised qualification. Use ICT to plan and organise work files, folders and retrieve information, learn how to create, use and maintain secure passwords

Additional information about this course

This course is free to adults that receive a benefit. For more information, or to book a place on this course please contact Shahanara Akhtar at Gateway Housing on 020 8709 4300.

Course aim

ICT Functional Skills is designed to equip learners with the confidence and ability to use ICT systems and tools, and find, select, develop, present, and communicate information.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use search engines to find and select information,
  • Select and use software applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems; using Word, PowerPoint and Excel applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems;
  • Work with files, folders and other media to access, organise, store, label and retrieve information
  • Apply editing, formatting and layout techniques to meet needs, including text, tables, graphics, records, numbers, charts, graphs or other digital content.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the need for safety and security practices, use and maintain secure passwords, minimise the risk of computer viruses.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Get Ready for Functional Skills ICT - Level 1


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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