IT Short Course - SQA Information and Communication Technology Level 4 NQ

What is special about this course?

For inexperienced users and those who need an introduction to the main elements of Microsoft Office, whether for home or business.

Entry requirements

You will need a basic understanding of Windows and text editing.

Course content includes:

  • Word Processing: opening, saving and closing documents; typing text; word wrapping; editing and formatting text; formatting paragraphs
  • Spreadsheets: entering data in cells; formatting text and formatting cells; simple formula building; working with rows and columns
  • Presentations: creating slides; formatting text; working with images; effective transitions; and working with themes
  • Database: entering data in tables; changing and adding records; creating basic queries and reports
  • File Management: creating folders; copying and moving files and folders; renaming files and folders; arranging icons by name
  • Internet: effective searching; working with multiple tabs downloading and saving content
  • Email: creating, replying to and forwarding emails; managing your mailbox; working with attachments; formatting and signatures; and dealing with junk mail

How will I study my course?

  • Flexible
  • Open Access

Open access with online tutor support

How long will my course last?

40 Hour

40 hours over 20 weeks.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Perth

Start date

Various start dates.


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression at UHI Perth

Information and Communication Technology Level 5.

Is there more information available online?

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