Essential IT Skills Level 1


By completing the online Level 1 Essential IT Skills course you will cover the following:


Suitable for absolute IT beginners or novices

Gain basic knowledge on widely used Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Learn how to send effective email communications, produce more powerful presentations and do more with data

Get computer literate to help you find success in a wide range of different careers

Unit 1: Improving productivity using IT

Your learning goals:

  • Planning an IT task

  • Choosing software programmes

  • Reviewing your work.

Unit 2: Using email

Your learning goals:

  • Create and send email messages

  • Use ‘netiquette’ to get the most out of email

  • Use your email address book

  • Do more with email.

Unit 3: Spreadsheet software

Your learning goals:

  • Use spreadsheet software

  • Create and use functions and formulae

  • Create graphs and charts

  • Format your spreadsheets.

Unit 4: Word processing software

Your learning goals:

  • Create a new document

  • Enter text, numbers and symbols

  • Insert image files and use tables

  • Format documents.

Unit 5: Database software

Your learning goals:

  • Set up a database

  • Enter data accurately

  • Create records in your database

  • Do more with your data

  • Create and print reports.

Unit 6: Presentation software

Your learning goals:

  • Create a new presentation

  • Use a design template

  • Control your presentation

  • Finish your presentation.

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