Level 2 Qualification

Essential IT Skills

Online, at your own pace, with expert support available – and fully funded. Not everything has to have a downside or needs to cost the earth.

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Unemployed and looking to develop your IT skills?
Want to boost your job prospects ahead of the country and employers getting back on their feet? This is for you.

What will I learn?

This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas. It is ideal for those who have worked with IT in a previous role or who are familiar with using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

This course will encourage you to think about how IT can be used in different ways and will introduce you to specific tools that will help you to use IT in everyday life. It will encourage you to consider the best software and tools for specific tasks so that once you do return to work, your productivity and efficiency will be greatly enhanced; quite the sell on your CV.

Specific topics covered include:

  • the importance of IT security
  • unwanted emails and spam
  • computer viruses and firewalls
  • presentation and spreadsheet software

How will I learn?

The course is fully online but with dedicated support from a tutor available throughout, if needed. Additionally, there is free online and telephone help and advice.

Is it for me?

If you’re looking to understand new IT skills and are committed to the duration of the programme, then yes. Learning these skills will help you to stand out when applying for your next opportunity, gaining a vocational qualification recognised by employers. To complete this course, you will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge; it’s not for beginners. It would be of benefit to have some level of confidence in producing documents in Word, PowerPoint and Excel as you will be expected to do this as part of your assessment.


To be eligible for a free place you must be:

  • Aged 16 or over and a resident of Worcestershire or, for those candidates living outside of Worcestershire, be aged 19 or over and live within any other region of England
  • UK or EU resident of three years or longer or outside of the EU be able to provide Visa Evidence
  • Unemployed or economically inactive and need help finding employment or a return to education or vocational training
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Level 2 certificate in IT User skills

Online; your home

To complete as quickly as you want within a max of 10 weeks

Fully funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency

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