Level 2 IT User Skills

The free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills course is suitable for anyone who currently works with IT within their job role, or simply just want to improve their IT Skills.

The course is aimed at developing skills in Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel.  You will be encouraged to think how you can use IT in lots of different ways in everyday life.


Course Duration Course Duration: 20 Weeks
Course Level Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees Course Fees: Free
What You Will Learn

The following units are covered in the free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills course:

Unit 1: Using IT to increase productivity

Unit 2: IT software fundamentals

Unit 3: IT security for users

Unit 4: Presentation software

Unit 5: Spreadsheet software

Entry Requirements

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent. 

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please follow our instructions here and undertake the online literacy assessment at https://www.learnmyway.com/

This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

How is it Assessed

The free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills course course is assessed in the following way:

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses will be typed using our fully online EQUAL platform. Candidates are issued with online materials to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 5 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Please note: There are elements in this course which are assessed by datafiles and screenshots. Access to a computer and the Microsoft Office Suite is essential to be able to complete this course.

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Important Information

The free distance learning Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.TQUK.org or click here.

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Fees & Funding

Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are now completely free of charge.

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