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Prove your digital literacy with a BCS ICDL qualification.

In all walks of life, using a computer or digital device is an essential skill. The ICDL is the world’s most recognised qualification and is the benchmark for the every day IT user.

BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ICDL Extra) – 500/6242/6

Gaining the ICDL qualification will improve your employment prospects and help you to improve your ICT skills if you are working towards a promotion or for a job.  This course consists of 4 modules, including Word Processing, Spreadsheet software, Presentation software, Improving productivity using ICT.

Word Processing

  • Work with documents and save them in different file formats, locally or in the cloud.
  • Use available help resources, shortcuts and the go to tool to enhance productivity.
  • Create and edit word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute.
  • Apply different formats and styles to enhance documents and recognise good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options.
  • Insert tables, pictures and drawn objects into documents.
  • Prepare documents for mail merge operations.
  • Adjust document page settings and check and correct spelling before printing.

Spreadsheets

  • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats, locally or in the cloud
  • Use available help resources, shortcuts and the go to tool to enhance productivity.
  • Enter data into cells and use good practice in creating lists. Select, sort and copy, move and delete data.
  • Edit rows and columns in a worksheet. Copy, move, delete and appropriately rename worksheets.
  • Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions. Use good practice in formula creation and recognize error values in formulas.
  • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet and use available autoformat/table styles.
  • Choose suitable charts, and create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully.
  • Adjust spreadsheet page settings and check and correct spreadsheet content before printing.

Presentation

  • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats, locally or in the cloud.
  • Use available help resources to enhance productivity.
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them, choose different built-in slide layouts, designs and themes.
  • Enter, edit and format text and tables in presentations. Recognise good practise in applying unique titles to slides and creating consistent slide content by using the master slide.
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully.
  • Insert, edit and align pictures and drawn objects.
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations, and check and correct presentation content before printing and presenting.

Improving Productivity

  • plan, evaluate and improve procedures involving the use of IT tools and systems in order to improve the productivity and efficiency of work activities

You will need to be a confident computer user with knowledge in using email and internet security features, file explorer, a cloud service such as Google Drive and confident in using web browsers. If you have completed a level 1 or non-accredited computer course in the past, you will need to provide evidence of prior learning.

Registration, Diagnostic Assessments, Certificates and Courseware – £196.80

Registration, Diagnostic Assessments, Certificates, Courseware and 8-weeks of one-to-one Tutor support – £508.80

BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ICDL Extra)