Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ)

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

This course is designed to follow on from our Computing for beginners’ course and includes an introduction to Word Processing where you will create simple documents and be able to combine images into your documents.

In the Second unit, you will learn how to refine and save your online searches for different types of information as well as being able to clarify whether information found is relevant, accurate and safe.
You will also look at the different types of storage media used with modern computers.

In the final unit, your will learn how to enter basic numerical and text data into a spreadsheet and create simple calculations. You will then be able to select this data and produce simple charts and graphs.

Further Details



Course Start Date


Course Duration

Part-Time - 10 weeks



You will need to have completed a ‘computers for beginners’ course with us or have basic computer skills (Basic keyboard use, internet & basic email) in order to enrol upon this course.

Once you have completed this Improvers IT course, you can progress onto the Level 1 ITQ Users course. That course takes your learning to level 1 and introduces you to PowerPoint presentation graphics as well as covering more Word Processing and Spreadsheet skills.

This course is unit assessed which means that at the end of the three topics, you will need to complete a simple assignment to achieve a unit pass. Once you have completed all the three units of the course, you will have acheived the full award at Entry Level 3.

£100 or funded if in receipt of certain benefits

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