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10%Our ICT Functional Skills qualifications are designed to equip learners with the confidence and ability to use ICT systems and tools, and find, select, develop, present, and communicate information. They’re assessed by a single, external, paper-based test that’s available on demand and completed at a computer.

Why is Functional Skills important qualification?

Functional Skills qualifications are important because it has been designed to ensure that people have the confidence, knowledge and skills that will help open doors to more learning, to work and to better prospects.

Functional Skills ICT can help you develop the practical ICT skills you need to use technology in life, study and work. You’ll develop your ICT skills and learn how to use them in real-life situations.

Why should I choose this course?


This course is available from Level 1 – Level 2; these qualifications cover everything from the very basics to the more advanced skills. They are supported by a variety of assessment options depending on the specific qualification taken and are designed to reflect the various needs of learners. This course is delivered Online, which means you can study from the comfort of your own home as and when it suits you.

Equivalent to GCSE

By reaching Level 1, you’ll reach the equivalent to a D or E grade at GCSE


You will progress to Level 2, you will reach the equivalent to a grade A* to C


Both levels mean that you demonstrate your ability to understand and use everyday ICT at this level.

What you will get

Initial Assessment and Diagnostic of your current level in Functional Skills


Full access to interactive E-Learning resources


Full tutor support and help till you pass

Test can be scheduled on demand as soon as you feel confident and ready to sit the test


An accredited OCF in Functional Skills certificates


  • A Functional Skills course can be completed over 12 weeks studying part time, or earlier depending on your available time and how quickly you can absorb the information.
  • Learners will have access to this course for up to 6 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.


Functional Skills ICT includes sections on:


Fundamentals – this module covers some of the fundamental aspects of using a computer. You will look at managing files and folders, passwords and security, and how to deal with common IT issues.


Using email software and the internet – this module teaches you how to use email software to send and receive emails, send attachments and organise your contacts in an address book. You will also look at ways of using the internet effectively and safely.


Word processing – In this section of the course you will learn about the different features of word processing software, which can be used to create all kinds of text based documents. You will learn how to create engaging documents using images, tables and other formatting features.


Spreadsheets – The module on spreadsheets is a key part of the ICT course. In this module you will learn how to use spreadsheets to record information, how to complete calculations to analyse your data in more detail and how to present your data using charts and graphs.


Presentation – Working through this module you will learn how to use a presentation software program to create a slideshow with text and images, and expanding at the higher level to also include the use of transitions and animations.


Database – This advanced module looks at the use of database software to record larger amounts of data and complete more detailed searches for specific information.


Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you need is access to a computer and an internet connection.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone above the age of 14

What Happens Next?

As soon as you enrolled, you will be sent instructions on how to log in; username, password and access code with LMS (Learner management System Accessible 24/7, 365 days a year).) within two to three days. You will be provided with written learning materials you require to study this course at home, comprehensive study guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time, giving you the ability to study at times that suit yourself.


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