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City & Guilds Functional Skills Qualification in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) at Entry 3

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Course content

  • Interact with and use ICT system to meet given needs
  • Store information
  • Follow safety and security practices
  • Use simple searches to find information
  • Select relevant information that matches requirements of task
  • Enter and develop different types of information to meet needs
  • Bring together different types of information for a purpose

At the end of the course there will be a timed assessment which will assess all the performance criteria.

Who is the course for?

  • People aged 16 – 18
  • People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan


  • have achieved Entry Level 2 Functional Skills ICT
  • are taking a vocational course for which ICT is needed
  • would like to progress toward a vocational programme like ITQ

Entry requirements

This qualification has been designed to be accessible to all learners however all students must take an initial assessment to ensure the course is a suitable level for them.


Progression on to further IT courses such as ITQ Level 1 – Office Applications, ITQ Level 1 – Multimedia, Level 1 Award in Social Media or E3 Award in ICT.

When is the course run?

September 2019

Study Programme

If you are aged 16 – 18 or up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan, this course will form part of your study programme. The programme also includes English and maths qualifications, employability skills, a work placement and other personal development and enrichment opportunities.

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).