Community Needs

Functional Skills ICT


Functional Skills in ICT (Entry Level up to Level 3)

Functional Skills Information and Communication Technology (ICT) qualifications are a range of digital skills to suit learners at different levels, from getting started with a basic understanding of how to use a computer to developing skills to fulfill specific IT-based roles.

Our Entry 3 to Level 1 qualifications are designed to help learners get started with a basic understanding of how to use a computer, use software and get online safely.

The Community Need’s Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills for Business focuses on the learner’s ability to further develop the digital skills required to participate in employment within a business setting.

Our Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning qualifications aim to provide practical skills and underpinning knowledge required to fulfil a Learning Technologist type role.

These qualifications require no prior learning or experience. 

At Entry Level the aims of these qualifications are to develop learner understanding and skills in:

  • Checking ICT work area safety
  •  Using emails, folders, and passwords
  • Developing spreadsheet data on Excel
  • Developing a Word document

Functional Skills ICT Level 1 & Level 2 covers the following:

  • Using emails and folders
  • Finding information from the internet
  • Developing spreadsheet data on Excel
  • Developing a Word document or PowerPoint presentation
  • Answering questions on general ICT knowledge

The skills learners acquire can be applied to different problem solving scenarios present in everyday life and the workplace.

Why should I choose Community Need’s?

  • Individual unit certification to offer maximum flexibility to centres
  • Year-round verification and certification
  • Classroom-based or blended delivery option
  • Ability to generate evidence within a wide range of organisational contexts, allowing the qualification to meet the specific occupational requirements of the learners

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year. Please call 07305 936446 or email for more information.

Duration: 12 weeks – 32 weeks

Age ranges: These qualifications are approved for delivery to learners aged 16 and above but can be tailored for younger ages.