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IT Essentials – Level 2 (RQF) Course

140 hours
175 GBP excl. VAT
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140 hours
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Course delivery
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IT Essentials – Level 2 (RQF) Course

The IT Essentials – Level 2 (RQF) Course is designed for students who want to gain a good all-round knowledge of using a computer and its associated software. The course covers the same content as the ECDL / ICDL syllabus and will give you a fundamental knowledge of the use of computers, the Internet, Email, security and it will also focus on the use of the important software packages included in the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access). This course is designed for people who use technology at work, in education, when looking for work, or in their leisure time.

The course covers accredited ITQ (IT User Qualification) units listed on Ofqual and can lead to a Level 2 RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) Certificate Qualification with 32 Credits. The ITQ is a nationally-recognised qualification for those who need digital skills as users of technology.

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Suitability - Who should attend?


Students should be 13 Years or over and should be able to comfortably use a computer and navigate the Internet. The course focuses on Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2019/365 or earlier, and students will require their own versions of appropriate software. Earlier versions of Windows and Microsoft Office can be used, although some instructions may be different for the earlier versions of the software.

Please Note: The course covers the use of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office (PC Versions) and is designed for use on a PC. It will be possible to view the course materials using an Apple Mac although the information within the course will be specific to Windows based software.

Training Course Content

  • Unit 1: IT Fundamentals
  • Unit 2: Word Processing
  • Unit 3: Spreadsheets
  • Unit 4: Database Software
  • Unit 5: Presentation Software
  • Unit 6: Internet & Email
  • Unit 7: Improving Productivity
  • Unit 8: IT Security

Course delivery details

Course Format:Online Course

1-2 Working Days (Email)

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


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  • Pay in full today: £175.00
  • 3 monthly payments: £58.00
  • 6 monthly payments: £21.00

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