Functional Skills qualification in Information & Communication Technology

Functional Skills qualification in Information & Communication Technology

Entry 1, 2, 3 and Level 1, 2

Regulator Reference:
501/2397/X, 500/9900/0, 500/9907/3, 500/9333/2, 500/9839/1

Guided Learning Hours:
45 Hours

Age Ranges:
Pre 16, 16-18, 18+, 19+

Qualification Type:
Functional Skills on the National Qualifications Framework

Qualification Overview:
The aims of this qualification are for learners to develop the skills and confidence to apply, combine and adapt their ICT knowledge to new situations in their life and work; to identify and understand the role that ICT plays in the world and to use ICT in ways that enable them to function as effective citizens and benefit them in life and work.

Qualification Structure:
This is a single unit qualification

Overall approach to functional skills:
Our centre has a central team of staff responsible for the delivery of key, basic and functional skills. At least one functional skills teacher is based in each vocational area of the college, and over the years, they have built up their knowledge of the vocational contexts in which they are working, and have developed strong relationships with their subject specialist colleagues. In addition, subject specialists who develop literacy and numeracy skills with adults and hard-to-reach learners in the community are also participating in the third year of the pilot.