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ICT : Level 1 Functional Skills

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course lasts for a period of 1 year, where students gain practical knowledge of ICT. It is an introduction to ICT for students studying a L2 (non-ICT) qualification.


There are three main learning outcomes:

  • Using ICT – students will: identify the ICT requirements of a straightforward task; interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context; manage information storage; follow and demonstrate understanding of the needs for safety and security practices
  • Finding and selecting information - students will: use search techniques to locate and select relevant information; select information from  a variety of ICT sources for a straightforward task
  • Developing, presenting and communicating information - students will: enter, develop and refine information using appropriate software to meet the requirements of straightforward tasks; use appropriate software to meet requirements of straightforward data-handling tasks; use communications software to meet requirements of a straightforward task; combine information within a publication for a familiar audience and purpose; evaluate own use of ICT tools

How will it be delivered?

The exam is set and assessed by the exam board. Assessment is by a 2-hour controlled assessment whereby learners will be required to prepare a task using ICT systems (and appropriate resources) and submit this to the exam board.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade E/2 including English Language.

Your next steps...

 Learners could progress from this qualification to:

• Level 2 Technical Diploma in IT
• Level 2 Extended Certificate in IT

What does this course combine well with?

Complementary subjects are English, Maths and subject specific employability courses including Business, Health and Social Care and Science.


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