City and Guilds Entry Level 3

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A selection of entry level pick and mix units. Designed for those with little previous knowledge, these units will allow you to develop skills and knowledge in the areas that are most relevant for you, whilst working towards one of these recognised qualifications.

These are the available units for City and Guilds Award in Online Basics, Award for IT Users and Certificate for IT Users from Page 4. Students should choose the required/appropriate units from page 5, 6 & 7 to make up their qualification. Staff will provide guidance on this.

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Level 3 Award in Online Basics content

Level 3 Award in Online Basics

Level 3 Award in Online Basics

To achieve this award, you must complete the Online Basics Module.

Duration: 10 hours

Price: £30

Level 3 Award for IT Users content

Level 3 Award for IT Users

Level 3 Award for IT Users

To achieve this award, you must complete IT User Fundamentals plus any 2 of the following: Word Processing Software, Spreadsheet Software, Presentation Software, Desk-top Publishing Software, Database Software.

Duration: 45 hours

Price: £135

Level 3 Certificate for IT Users content

Level 3 Certificate for IT Users

Level 3 Certificate for IT Users

To achieve this award, you must complete Online Basics, IT User Fundamentals, Using Email, Using Internet plus any 4 of the following: Word Processing Software, Spreadsheet Software, Presentation Software, Desk-top Publishing Software, Database Software.

Duration: 105 hours

Price: £315

IT User Fundamentals content

IT User Fundamentals

IT User Fundamentals

Learn how to use IT systems sensibly and purposefully; to do so safely and securely in line with organisational guidelines; to respond appropriately to IT problems; and to evaluate the use of IT systems.

There are four learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Interact with and use IT systems to meet needs
  • Organise, store and retrieve files and documents appropriately
  • Understand the need for safety and security practices
  • Maintain system and respond to common IT system problems

Credit value: 2
Entry requirements: None
Certification: City and Guilds
Duration: 15 hours

Online Basics content

Online Basics

Online Basics

Learn how to use simple tools and techniques to find information on the internet and send and receive email messages with appropriate support and guidance when needed.

There are three learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use an online IT system to meet needs
  • Search for and use internet-based information
  • Use e-mail to communicate and exchange information

Credit value: 1
Entry requirements: None
Certification: City and Guilds
Duration: 10 hours

Using Email content

Using Email

Using Email

Learn how to make the best use of e-mail software to safely and securely send, receive and store messages.

There are three learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use e-mail software tools to send and compose messages
  • Manage incoming e-mail
  • Respond to common problems when using e-mail

Credit value: 1
Entry requirements: None
Certification: City and Guilds:
Duration: 10 hours

Word Processing Software content

Word Processing Software

Word Processing Software

Learn how to use a software application designed for the creation, editing and production of largely text-based documents.

There are three learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Input text and edit word processing documents
  • Structure information within word processing documents
  • Use word processing software tools to format and present documents

Credit value: 2

Entry requirements: None

Certification: City and Guilds

Duration: 15 hours

Desktop Publishing Software content

Desktop Publishing Software

Desktop Publishing Software

Learn how to use desktop publishing software designed to combine and manipulate text, image and graphic elements in layouts appropriate for subsequent publication to screen or print.

There are three learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use appropriate designs and page layouts for publications
  • Input text and other information into a publication
  • Use desktop publishing software techniques to edit and format a publication

Credit value: 2
Entry requirements: None
Certification: City and Guilds
Duration: 15 hours

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Using the Internet

Using the Internet

Learn how to access the Internet and make the best use of software tools and techniques to search for, retrieve and exchange information using a browser or public search engine.

There are five learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Use browser software to navigate web pages
  • Use browser tools to search for information from the Internet and the world-wide web or an intranet
  • Use browser software to communicate information online
  • Follow and understand the need for safety and security practices when working online

Credit value: 1
Entry requirements: None
Certification: City and Guilds
Duration: 10 hours

Database Software content

Database Software

Database Software

Learn how to use a software application designed to organise and store structured information and generate reports.

There are two learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Enter, edit and organise structured information in a database
  • Use database software tools to produce reports

Credit value: 2
Entry requirements: None
Certification: City and Guilds
Duration: 15 hours

Presentation Software content

Presentation Software

Presentation Software

Learn how to use software applications to produce presentations, which include a combination of media (eg images, animation and sound) for education, entertainment or information sharing.

There are three learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides
  • Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slides
  • Prepare slides for presentation

Credit value: 2
Entry requirements: None
Certification: City and Guilds
Duration: 15 hours

Spreadsheet Software content

Spreadsheet Software

Spreadsheet Software

Learn how to use a software application designed to record data in rows and columns and perform calculations with numerical data.

There are three learning outcomes to this unit. At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Enter and edit numerical and other information using spreadsheets
  • Use appropriate formulas and tools to summarise and display spreadsheet information
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques to present spreadsheet information effectively

Credit value: 2
Entry requirements: None
Certification: City and Guilds
Duration: 15 hours