What you will learn in each course.
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) (600/1455/6)
Unit 1​
  1. Improving productivity using IT

  2. plan the use of appropriate IT systems and software to meet requirements

  3. use IT systems and software efficiently to complete planned tasks

  4. review the selection and use of IT tools to make sure that work activities are successful

Unit 2
  1. Spreadsheet software

  2. use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data

  3. use appropriate formulas and tools to summarise and display spreadsheet information

  4. select and use appropriate tools and techniques to present spreadsheet information effectively

Unit 3
  1. Word processing software

  2. enter, edit, and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents

  3. structure information within word processing documents

  4. use word processing software tools to format and present documents

Unit 4
  1. Using the internet

  2. connect to the internet

  3. use browser software to navigate web pages

  4. use browser tools to search for information from the internet

  5. use browser software to communicate information online

  6. follow and understand the need for safety and security practices when working online

Unit 5
  1. Design software

  2. obtain, insert, and combine information for designs

  3. use design software tools to create, manipulate and edit designs


Additional ‘CV Boosting’ Qualifications

  • Employment, Business & Enterprise

  • Managing Money

  • Equality & Diversity

  • British Values

  • Citizenship

  • Health & Well Being

  • Personal Safety

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills (601/4681/3)
Unit 5
  1. Understand the different types of business and organisations, their purposes and customers in their area
  2. Understand why employers might require particular attitudes from their staff in different situations
Unit 6
  1. Understand why target setting is important in a place of work
  2. Know how to set and review realistic targets
Unit 8
  1. Know the key issues when handling data in the place of work
  2. Know how to adhere to work-based information-handling procedures
Unit 1​0
  1. Recognise the intended audience and the purpose of information presented at work
  2. Know how to collect and present work-related data
Unit 1​3
  1. Understand the different types of problems they might encounter in a place of work
  2. Understand how problems can be solved
Unit 1​5
  1. Understand why change can happen in the place of work
  2. Understand people’s reactions to change and know about the tools/methods that might help them and others cope with change
Unit 22
  1. Understand the characteristics of good team working
  2. Understand and demonstrate own strengths and role in a team
  3. Be able to recognise and value the contribution made by others in a team
  4. Be able to participate in a team
Unit 30
  1. Understand where and how to search for jobs
Unit 31
  1. Know the type of information usually asked for in job applications
  2. Understand how a straightforward job application form should be completed and an accompanying letter written
Unit 32
  1. Know how to prepare for an interview
  2. Know how to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner in a job-related interview
  3. Know how to review their interview performance
Unit 34
  1. Be aware of the health and safety rules and framework that governs their own and group behaviour in places of work
  2. Demonstrate awareness of health and safety legislation relevant to themselves and others in a particular workplace
Unit 42
  1. Understand the basic features of theories linking self- improvement and place of work performance
  2. Appreciate the link between their development and how this can support improvement generally at work
  3. Understand how they ensure their own self-improvement at work