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ICT : E1 Functional Skills

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Entry Level
Course type Full Time


This course lasts for a period of 1 year, where students gain practical knowledge of ICT. It is a good introduction to ICT for students with few prior qualifications.


There are three main learning outcomes:

  • Using ICT - students will interact with and use ICT systems to meet given needs; store information; follow safety and security practices
  • Finding and selecting information - students will use simple searches to find information; select relevant information that matches requirements of given task
  • Developing, presenting and communicating information - students will enter and develop different types of information to meet given needs; bring together different types of information; use ICT-based communication

How will I study?

Group work; individual learning; e-learning; teacher led; student led.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is by an ‘on-demand’ controlled assessment task, taking 2 hours under controlled assessment conditions. The exam is set by the exam board and is internally assessed.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for Entry Level courses. Your level will be determined by an interview and written test.

Your next steps...

The course provides students with progression to L1 vocational qualifications, such as:

• Functional Skills in ICT Level 1
• Level 1 qualifications for IT Users
• Level 1 qualifications in Digital Applications for IT users

What does the course combine well with?

Functional skills entry students will also undertake English and Maths qualifications at the appropriate level.


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