IT Courses

Level 1 ITQ Award:

 Digital Employability Skills Delivered Face-to-Face at Oakleaf

Suitable for anyone aged 16 and over.

This course will help you to improve your practical IT skills across a range applications. It will enable you to learn new computer skills and gain a valuable, recognised qualification.

This course is designed for people wanting to broaden their knowledge and build upon their existing skills leading to a qualification which is attractive to employers.

Regardless of how quickly you learn, you are fully supported and guided by friendly, helpful tutors and volunteers.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year and will be studied at Oakleaf in a classroom setting.

Under normal circumstances the course will take up to 18 weeks to complete. The class sessions will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm every Monday from the date you start the course.

What will I study?

This qualification will develop your knowledge of standard IT hardware and develop your skills using Microsoft Office software. You will learn about different software applications and use them to complete tasks effectively.

Examples of the skills you will learn include: word processing – how to format documents; presentations – creating a presentation; spreadsheets – how to use formulae.

This course provides a thorough grounding for those wishing to progress to more advanced studies and a higher level qualification.

 

How is it assessed?

Assessment is through assignments completed at the end of each unit.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

It is desirable (but not essential) for you to have experience of using a computer in the workplace and GCSE level English and Maths.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Successfully achieving certification in ITQ can open the door to a whole range of employment and career progression opportunities. This qualification is widely recognised by employers and you could choose to progress on to the Level 2 ITQ Award in Digital Employability Skills.

 

 

I’m interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to register for this course, please click here to apply or contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

 

 

Level 2 ITQ Award:

 Advanced Digital Employability Skills Face-to-Face at Oakleaf

Suitable for anyone aged 16 and over.

ITQ is an ideal qualification to improve your career progression, find a new job or simply to learn how to use today’s technology more efficiently. It consists of a cluster of units, covering subjects such as word processing, presentations and spreadsheets.

This programme will be suitable for you if you have completed the ITQ Level 1, ECDL or are currently working and using ICT to a good standard.

 

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year and will be studied at Oakleaf in a classroom setting.

Ordinarily the course will take up to 20 weeks to complete. The class sessions will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm every Tuesday from the date you start the course.

What will I study?

This qualification will enhance your knowledge of standard IT hardware and develop your skills using Microsoft Office software. You will acquire knowledge of different software applications and use them to complete tasks effectively.

Examples of units include: word processing – how to format documents, mail merge, produce integrated reports; presentations – creating a presentation, using master slides, creating organisation charts; spreadsheets – Linking spreadsheets, using absolute cells, a variety of functions and combined graphs/charts.

How is it assessed?

It is assessed through assignments at the end of each unit.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

Clients should have completed Level 1 ITQ Award, ECDL or an equivalent course, or be using IT to a good standard currently and want to gain a qualification. Ideally, clients should also have achieved GCSE or equivalent English and Maths qualifications.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Successfully achieving certification in ITQ can open the door to a whole range of employment and career progression opportunities. The course is also suitable for progression on to a Level 3 ICT course.

I’m interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to register for this course, please click here to apply or contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

Level 1 & Level 2 ITQ Award:

 Digital Employability Skills Delivered Online

Suitable for anyone aged 16 and over.

ITQ Level 1 & 2 is an ideal qualification to improve your career progression, find a new job or simply to learn how to use today’s technology more efficiently. It consists of a cluster of units, covering subjects such as word processing, presentations and spreadsheets.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year and can be studied during the day or in the evening.

Ordinarily the course will take up to 20 weeks to complete for each level, but you can choose to complete the qualification sooner with more intensive study.

What will I study?

LEVEL 1

This qualification aims to develop your knowledge of standard IT hardware and develop your skills using Microsoft Office software. You will develop knowledge of different software applications and use them to complete tasks effectively.

 

For example: word processing – how to format documents; presentations – creating a presentation; spreadsheets – how to use formulae.

LEVEL 2

You will cover units such as: word processing – how to format documents, mail merge, produce integrated reports; presentations – creating a presentation, using master slides, creating organisation charts; spreadsheets – Linking spreadsheets, using absolute cells, a variety of functions and combined graphs/charts.

How is it assessed?

The qualification will be achieved by completing an assignment at the end of each unit. You will be provided with Mock assignments to practise online but will need to attend to do your final assignments at our centre.

What will I need to be able to do the course online?

You will need access to: a computer* (preferably running Windows 10 and Office 2016 or Office 365); an Internet connection; Microsoft Teams (to access our online platform).

However, you will be supported and guided by our friendly, helpful tutors and volunteers to ensure you can access the platform and have the required training.

 

Wednesdays between 9am-3pm you will have the opportunity to book one to one sessions with a tutor or volunteer to support your learning, review progress and request help where needed.

 

* You may be eligible to our 6 Month laptop loan scheme (subject to availabilities), if you do not have a computer. For further information please contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

This programme is suitable for clients who are competent in IT and seeking a formal qualification. You will need to be self-motivated and work independently. You do not need any other previous qualifications.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Successfully achieving a certification in ITQ can open the door to a whole range of employment and career progression opportunities.

I’m interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to register for this course, please click here to apply or contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

Oakleaf Get Connected Course

Suitable for anyone aged 16 and over.

The Get Connected course provides an introduction to the digital world with networks as a foundation for connecting people and things. The curriculum helps students understand how to use computers and connect to the Internet. Get Connected also explores the human network and introduces students to the world of social media.

This course can be completed both online and face-to-face at the Oakleaf centre.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year and will take up to 50 hours to complete.

Core skills learned from this course

    • Understand the basics of computers and communications using electronic and social media.
    • Understand computer networking and how to browse and search the Internet and use search engines and webmail.
    • Become familiar with Microsoft Windows and how to work with files and folders.
    • Identify common problems and implement solutions.

How is it assessed?

The course is made up of 5 Chapters with Interactive Activities, Videos, and Quizzes. There is a final examination at the end.

What will I need to be able to do the course online?

You will need access to: a computer* (preferably running Windows 10); an Internet connection; Microsoft Teams (to access our online support platform); a modern web browser (to access our learning management system).

However, you will be supported and guided by our friendly, helpful tutors and volunteers to ensure you can access the platform and have the required training.

 

Wednesdays between 9am-3pm you will have the opportunity to book one to one sessions with a tutor or volunteer to support your learning, review progress and request help where needed.

 

* You may be eligible to our 6 Month laptop loan scheme (subject to availabilities), if you do not have a computer. For further information please contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

Does this course provide any certification?

This course is certified by the Cisco.

I’m interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to register for this course, please click here to apply or contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

Oakleaf Introduction to Cybersecurity Course

Suitable for anyone aged 16 and over.

With the Oakleaf Introduction to Cybersecurity Course, you can start a new career path into Cybersecurity.

This course can be completed both online and face-to-face at the Oakleaf centre.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year and will take up to 60 hours to complete.

Core skills learned from this course

  • Learn what cybersecurity is and its potential impact to you.
  • Understand the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.
  • Gain insights for how businesses protect their operations from attacks.
  • Find the latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow.

How is it assessed?

The course is made up of 5 modules with Practice Labs, Interactive Activities and Quizzes. There is a final examination at the end.

What will I need to be able to do the course online?

You will need access to: a computer* (preferably running Windows 10); an Internet connection; Microsoft Teams (to access our online support platform); a modern web browser (to access our learning management system).

However, you will be supported and guided by our friendly, helpful tutors and volunteers to ensure you can access the platform and have the required training.

 

Wednesdays between 9am-3pm you will have the opportunity to book one to one sessions with a tutor or volunteer to support your learning, review progress and request help where needed.

 

* You may be eligible to our 6 Month laptop loan scheme (subject to availabilities), if you do not have a computer. For further information please contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

Does this course provide any certification?

This course is certified by Cisco.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

This programme is suitable for clients who are competent in IT. You do not need any other previous qualifications.

I’m interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to register for this course, please click here to apply or contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

Oakleaf Entrepreneurship Course

Suitable for anyone aged 16 and over.

In this course, you will learn how to run your own business.

This course can be completed both online and face-to-face at the Oakleaf centre.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year and will take up to 60 hours to complete.

Core skills learned from this course

  • Increase your self-confidence and personal ambition.
  • Learn what it takes to start different kinds of businesses.
  • Improve leadership skills and financial literacy.
  • Become more customer-focused.

How is it assessed?

The course is made up of 7 modules with Interactive Activities. There is a final examination at the end.

What will I need to be able to do the course online?

You will need access to: a computer* (preferably running Windows 10); an Internet connection; Microsoft Teams (to access our online support platform); a modern web browser (to access our learning management system).

However, you will be supported and guided by our friendly, helpful tutors and volunteers to ensure you can access the platform and have the required training.

 

Wednesdays between 9am-3pm you will have the opportunity to book one to one sessions with a tutor or volunteer to support your learning, review progress and request help where needed.

 

* You may be eligible to our 6 Month laptop loan scheme (subject to availabilities), if you do not have a computer. For further information please contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

Does this course provide any certification?

This course is certified by Cisco.

I’m interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to register for this course, please click here to apply or contact Client Services on 01483 303649.

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