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Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate/ Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) – Office Applications / Multimedia Routes

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Course content

Mandatory units:

  • Improving Productivity using IT

Optional units:

ITQ is modular with units covering everything from making the best use of technology in business systems to communication with colleagues and customers. The flexible ITQ at Level 2 is available at certificate level (1 year) and diploma (2 year) with a wide variety of units to choose from both office applications and multimedia options.

Students can choose a minimum of 3 of the following optional units and must achieve a minimum of 16 credits to achieve the Level 2 Certificate and 38 to achieve the level 2 Diploma:

  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Word Processing Software
  • Database Software
  • IT Security for Users
  • Presentation Software
  • Website Design
  • Audio Software
  • Using Email and the Internet
  • Graphic Design

Who is the course for?

People aged 16 – 18

People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

Adults aged 19+

Assessment method

All units will be internally assessed by course tutors and externally moderated by BTEC Examiner-moderators. This is an evidence based qualification and all students will be expected to undertake a work placement in order to develop their skills and generate portfolio evidence in a work setting.

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess Level 1 ITQ Award/Certificate or good computer knowledge. All prospective students will undertake an initial assessment.

Students should have gained or be working towards recognised qualifications in English and Maths at Level 1.

When is the course run?

September 2019

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).

For people aged 19+ there will be a course fee. You may be eligible for fee remission. Call 0151 733 7255 for details.