18:00 to 21:00
10 week course
Functional Skills ICT (Information & Communication Technology) supports you to develop your ICT skills to help you in your everyday life at home and at work. The FastTrack Course gives students the chance to gain a Level 2 ICT qualification in a maximum of 12 weeks. The FastTrack course is designed for students with strong ICT skills but needing to ‘brush up’ and fine tune them. Many students joining this course are already in work, regularly use good ICT skills in their daily working roles but still require a recognised qualification at this level to support current work and/or future work and progression.
This course will be classroom based with a final exam being taken on Week 12.
This is an intensive course, and is only suitable for you if you have access to the necessary ICT equipment. Whilst you will have teaching and tutorials, you will also be expected to carry out directed study for up to 3 hours each week.
What will I learn?
You will complete an initial assessment to find out what you already know and what is the right level for you. Your teacher will then support you to set your individual learning targets so that you can reach your learning goals. You will be given a Topic and Assessment plan which will outline your course content and any key assessment dates. Some examples of topics are listed below: Advanced Formulas and Functions in Excel
• Charts & Graphs in Excel
• Mail Merge
• Queries & Reports using databases
• Creating interactive presentations
• Internet, Email & E-Safety
How will the course be assessed?
Group activites, individual activites, discussions, independent learning and assessment. You will also use Moodle to help form your independent study.
Materials and other information
You will need access to a computer and WiFi for the online Fast Track course.
Progression and Careers
Regular assessments (as outlined in your topic and assessment plan) and feedback from self-reflection, your peers or tutor marked work, will allow you to monitor your progress and set your own targets to help with your achievement. Reviews of your progress will be carried out every half term in order to track development. This is used within your individual learning portfolio.