IT User Award (Entry 3) 

Course Details

This qualification is suitable for anyone who has little experience of using a computer, who wishes to refresh basic skills, wants to gain confidence or wishes to prove their skill level with a basic qualification.

You will

  • Create, edit a document using Microsoft Word, using a keyboard to enter text and insert an image to create a poster.

  • Create your own email account and compose and print emails.

Gain an introduction to spreadsheet software and create pie charts, bar and column charts and line graphs from data

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.  However, before you can join this course you will be required to complete an initial interview and assessment to make sure the course is suitable for you and identify that you have an adequate level of English.  If the outcome of your initial assessment indicates that your level of English is not at the level suitable for this course, then you will be advised to join one of our English classes to develop your skills. It is important that you are able to attend all your classes as not attending reduces your ability to achieve on your course.





Start Date

End Date


Tipton College



9:30am - 12:30pm 24/02/2020 26/06/2020 *Contact the Centre
Ron Davis Centre Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm 06/03/2020 10/07/2020 *Contact the Centre

*IA = Initial Assessment

This course is available in the following location(s):

Ron Davis Centre, Tipton College

The benefits of this course

This course will help you gain knowledge, confidence and skills in basic computer use.  This will provide a foundation for progression to study at a higher level and be useful for everyday life in a digital age.


You will learn individual practical skills in a group setting.  You will attend one session a week and work on producing individual printed work which is reviewed by the tutor.

How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Your tutor will discuss the work you complete during each session with both verbal and written feedback and help you plan what you need to do next. Final assessment will be through evidence of work you have produced whilst on the course.   The work for each topic will be internally moderated prior to external moderation by the awarding body.


On successful completion of the course you will achieve the OCR Entry Level Award in Using ICT (Entry 3). 

After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

Your Tutor will discuss your next steps towards the end of your course and suggest further qualifications that may be appropriate.  You may like to study further ICT courses or maths and English.

Are there any additional costs?

Concessions may be available to cover the cost of this course depending on individual circumstances as per our fees policy. This will be confirmed at your initial assessment interview.


Tuition fees


(Concession) £79.00

Exam fees


Total fees


(£118 Concession)

NB Exam fees are subject to change by the Awarding Organisation.