Functional Skills ICT - Level 1

Full Time

About the course

All learners aged 14 and above – whether they are young people or adults - would benefit from Functional Skills ICT to help them find, select and bring together information, and use ICT to develop, interpret and exchange information for a purpose.

You will learn how to use ICT systems, Microsoft software, and problem-solving techniques to help you find answers to questions based on real-life situations.

Assessment will cover three key skill areas: Using ICT systems; Using ICT to find information; Communicating information using ICT.

Entry requirements

For Level 1, you must be in the Functional Skills study programme. Some experience of using a computer is essential.

For Level 2, you should preferably be in the GCSE study programme, or equivalent and above, with IT skills at Level 1. All learners are required to complete initial assessments to confirm their skill level.

Where next?

The skills you learn on this course will be very useful in almost all careers or Higher Education courses. If you want to continue to a higher level, you will have the option of studying modules of the Advanced ECDL level 3 or Microsoft Office Specialist.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will need to bring your own stationery.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing

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