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Level 3 ITQ Certificate in IT User Skills

This course is suitable for those who wish to improve their job performance. This is an evidence based qualification which will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

All the ITQ programmes are flexible learning - so you can start as soon as you have been interviewed and enrolled.

This course runs for 36 weeks but you could choose to complete the qualification sooner with more intensive study, or take longer by studying at a more casual pace.

Study times available are:

  • Mondays: 1.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Tuesdays: 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Wednesdays: 9.00am - 12.00pm, 1.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Thursdays: 9.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm

What will I study?

You will use your problem solving skills and your existing IT knowledge to carry out research and to write an in-depth report. Through the work you do you will use a range of Microsoft Office 2013 programmes, to produce word documents, presentations, spreadsheets and databases.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed throughout your course through research, projects and optional Microsoft exams.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You must have already completed the level 2 ITQ or have an equivalent qualification.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information on financial support that may be available, please click here.

If you are aged 19+ you could also choose to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £21,000 per year.

If you successfully complete your Access to HE course and progress onto a degree course, your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan will be written off and you do not need to repay the loan.

For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here. For more information on the financial support that may be available, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

If you choose to work through all three levels you will gain a thorough understanding of Microsoft Word 2013 and you will be able to produce and format complex documents.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Why study Computing and IT with us?

Microsoft Office Specialist

Impress future employers and universities by gaining MOS status alongside your course.

Tutors

Tutors are passionate about the subjects they teach with years of experience.

Progression Routes

Progress onto university, an apprenticeship or into employment.

Valuable Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience in the computing and IT industry to boost your CV. 

Diverse Range of Skills

You'll learn everything from programming and web design to multimedia application production.

Technical Support

You'll have access to the latest software to help you get the most out of your course.