IT User Skills Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The duration of the course is 16-20 weeks. Guided learning hours are 8-10 hours per week dependent upon learners knowledge of the subject.

The course is for anyone who wants to build upon their existing IT and Internet skills to gain a practical qualification that is also attractive to employers.

The programme will allow you to learn at your own pace online, in your own home or workplace at a time that is convenient to you. Throughout your course you will also be supported by an online tutor.

As part of this course you will study four mandatory units:

UNIT 1 – Word Processing Software

  • Session 1 Entering information into documents
  • Session 2 Managing documents
  • Session 3 Word processing editing tools
  • Session 4 Structure and layout
  • Session 5 Combining information
  • Session 6 Document quality control

UNIT 2 – Presentation Software

  • Session 1 Entering information into presentations
  • Session 2 Managing presentations
  • Session 3 Presentation editing tools
  • Session 4 Slide formatting
  • Session 5 Animating your presentation
  • Session 6 Preparing your presentation

UNIT 3 – Spreadsheet Software

  • Session 1 Creating a spreadsheet
  • Session 2 Managing spread sheets
  • Session 3 Analysing data
  • Session 4 Formatting and presenting data
  • Session 5 Charts and graphs
  • Session 6 Spread sheet quality control

UNIT 4 – Improving Productivity using IT

  • Session 1 Approaching a task
  • Session 2 Planning work using IT
  • Session 3 Evaluating the use of IT
  • Session 4 Improving productivity and efficiency

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning.

A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title IT User Skills Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

You will need a PC with Internet connection.

A full Microsoft Office package downloaded onto your computer is required
(Version 2007 or above)

The Microsoft Office package cannot be a starter or trial package. The
Microsoft Open Office (a web-based package) is not compatible.

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley
    and the West Midlands.

  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (i.e QCF
    Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE
    grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First
    Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level


  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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