IT User Skills NOCN Level 2 Certificate

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

Studying this course you will learn a develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

You will learn about the ways computing hardware and software are used in business by exploring different subject areas within computing.

During the course, you will develop skills a range of subject areas including:
– Website Design
– Databases
– Microsoft Office Applications
– Communication and Presentation Skills.

You will study Maths and English language alongside your IT qualification.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year



5 GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths and English language (or equivalent Functional Skills).
The units to be studied may include:

Improving Productivity Using IT
Database Software
Imaging Software
IT Communication Fundamentals
IT Software Fundamentals
Optimise IT System Performance
Presentation Software
Set Up an IT System
Spreadsheet Software
Using Email
Website Software

The qualification is designed to be studied over one year, and on successful completion will allow you to progress onto on of our Level 3 courses.

You will apply your learning through practical assessments in the form of internally assessed assignments.

These assessments will also develop your problem higher-order and transferrable skills such as solving. organisational, and analytical skills which are highly valued within the computing industry.

You will also be encouraged to enhance your level of skills by engaging with independent study through the duration of your course.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0300 300 0090 for course and fee information.

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