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Level 2 ITQ Certificate in IT User Skills

ITQ is an ideal qualification to improve job performance, find a new job or learn how to use today's technology more efficiently. It consists of a cluster of units covering subjects such as Word Processing, Presentations, Spreadsheets and Databases.

This programme will be suitable for you if you have completed the iTQ Level 1, ECDL or who are currently working and using IT to a good standard.

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 youhave been interviewed and enrolled.

You can choose to attend College over timeslots to meet your needs;

  • Mondays, 1.00pm - 4.00pm, 6pm - 9pm.
  • Wednesdays, 6pm - 9pm
  • Thursdays, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Further timeslots are available during the day from Tuesday to Thursday, contact Karen Thorpe or Yvonne Rigby 01744 623157 or 623163.

What will I study?

A range of ITQ units using the Microsoft Office suite for example;

  • Word Processing - how to format documents, mail mege, integrated reports
  • Presentations - creating a presentation, using master slides, creating organisation charts
  • Spreadsheets - Linking spreadsheets, using absolute cells, a variety of functions and combined graphs/charts.

How is it assessed?

The qualification will be achieved by completing an assignment at the end of each unit and a report for the mandatory unit.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

Entry onto this programme is dependent on your current IT skills and is subject to an informal interview. A good level of English is desirable.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on personal circumstances. You will be provided with more information on fees and additional financial support available upon enquiring.

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

Successfully achieving certification in ITQ can open the door to a whole range of employment and career progression opportunities. The course is also suitable for progression onto an IT level 3 programme.

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.

Ref: Karen Thorpe / Yvonne Rigby



Why study Computing and IT with us?

Microsoft Office Specialist

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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

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