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IT User Skills (IT and Business) (Level 1) - Full-time

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Course outline

The use of IT is becoming part of our everyday lives, from gaming and updating our CVs to looking at software to help run an office more efficiently, we all tend to use some form of technology to help us along the way. So having a qualification in IT puts you one step ahead when looking for employment.

This course is perfect if you want to develop valuable skills and knowledge across IT and general business, so you can go on to further study or even a job in IT or business.

You’ll learn key business and IT skills to prepare you for future college courses or the start of your career.

The course covers units including:

  • Improving productivity
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Imaging software
  • Presentation software
  • Email
  • Word processing software
  • Website software
  • Design software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Setting up a system
  • Audio software
  • IT software fundamentals

You can expect to acquire the broad range of skills needed to help you thrive in the ever-expanding IT industry.

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Location Date


Maid Marian Way


Start: 9th September 2019

Course code: C021585 / Q021586


OCR Certificate Level 1 in IT User Skills


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need:

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 3-1/D-G, including English Language and Maths at Grade 3-1/D-G; or
  • A relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification.

You will also be asked to undertake an initial assessment and the results of this must show that you are ready to study English and maths at Level 1.


You will be assessed through coursework, as there are no examinations, except for GCSEs/Functional Skills where applicable.


Choose to follow with a City & Guilds Level 2 Systems Support qualifications, OCR Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills or a career in the IT industry.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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