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Computers - Intensive ICT skills for Work

Course Title:

Computers - Intensive ICT skills for Work

Course Number:

LRNR F90428


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:





Sai Azam

Start Date:

29 June 2021

End Date:

15 July 2021

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 09:30 and 12:00
Tuesday between 12:30 and 15:00
Thursday between 09:30 and 12:00
Thursday between 12:30 and 15:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 5 and 10 learners.

Course Information

Blended learning:

Due to the current situation this course will be delivered using a blended learning approach in order to maintain social distancing with small class bubbles.  This means that you will be attending centres on a fortnightly basis for face to face tuition with a range of tasks and assignments to complete remotely in between.  Remote learning elements will vary from course to course but may include some online learning as well as completion of paper-based activities and research tasks.  Your tutor will provide more detail about how blended learning will work for your class during your induction session, the remote learning elements are an integral part of the course and must be completed in full and on time in order for you to progress and achieve. 

What will I be learning?

This is a ‘hands on’ course that will introduce some of the common software used in IT.  Whether you need a qualification to add to your CV or just want to be able to use the Internet to find information and send emails this is the course for you!

This course has three units:

  • Unit 1 Displaying Information Using ICT
  • Unit 2 Using ICT to Find Information
  • Unit 3 Communicating Information Using ICT

Some of the topics you will cover are as follows, to be able to:

  • Input text and edit word processing documents
  • Structure information within word processing documents
  • Use word processing tools to format and present documents
  • Connect to the internet
  • Search for information from the internet
  • Use email to send and receive messages

On completion of the course, you should be confident using the computer for basic tasks.

There may be the opportunity to negotiate additional topics with your tutor

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes, this leads to an OCR entry level 3 award in Using IT

Who is the course for?

If you have used a computer but have little or no confidence then this course will be ideal for you or if you would like to get a job working in an office or similar environment and would like to gain some skills to boost your CV.  Perfect if you have recently completed a First Click into computers course too.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a ring binder folder, notepad and pen.  You will be given high quality handouts each week so dividers for each week would be an advantage, you may also like to bring a memory stick so that you can save all of your work to.

Are there any additional costs?

The exam fee

  • £39.25 (this fee is set by the examining body)

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

This course includes 3 informal assessment tasks when all three have been successfully completed you will receive an OCR entry level 3 award in using IT.

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our Helpline on 01332 956565 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:


  • ICT functional skills
  • Level 1 computing
  • Using Ipads
  • Digital Photography
  • Using facebook and Twitter
  • Sage for beginners
  • ECDL (European Computer Driving License)

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact enquiries on 01332 956565 or email  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Staff and learners will need to bring in their own supplies. The Rye cafe will do pre-booked take out only.


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 956370 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm with late evening sessions on Mondays until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot


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01332 956370


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