Computing and IT

Award in Microsoft Applications Start IT, Entry Level 3

Course overview

Are you new to IT or looking to build your skills and gain the confidence necessary to work effectively with computers? The C&G Award in Start IT, Level 3, is an ideal course for those who have little or no IT experience and would like to gain confidence in using computers and the latest IT technology.

Throughout the course learners will have the opportunity to develop knowledge in the areas of computer basics, security and privacy, use of mobile technology, word processing and spreadsheets.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and complete beginners are welcome.

How will I be assessed?

All assignments are undertaken in the IT Skills Centre and involve using a computer and the skills you have learnt.

What can I do next

Start IT is a recognised entry qualification for work in the general employment sector, and is commonly a basic requirement for most employers. This covers a very wide range of jobs and career opportunities.

When you have completed the Start IT Award or Certificate at Entry Level 3 you can choose to progress onto the Award or Certificate in ITQ at Level 1, details of which are available from the IT Skills Centre.