What is special about this course?
This course is an alternative to a Standard Grade, Intermediate or National qualification in ICT, which is studied in school. It is useful for more mature students who don’t have an up-to-date computer qualification. It is also a good way for younger students to improve on the ICT qualification they got at school.
This unit is about using straightforward information and communication technology (ICT) to access, process, and present information in personal, workplace, social, and educational situations.
This course covers 4 topics:
- ICT Operations
- Word Processing
Normally students will work through SCQF level 4 first and then progress on to SCQF level 5.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
You will join a class at college or at your local learning centre and learn by working through course materials for each topic, working at your own pace, with lecturer support, group discussions and practical exercises.
Assessment is a combination of observation and learner produced evidence such as documents, print outs, screenshots, and files.
How long will my course last?
Flexible part-time course available at Shetland College UHI and selected learning centres.
Where can I study my course?
Lerwick campus – flexible from September 2016.
Or contact your local learning centre for start date details.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
For more information see the funding page.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Academic: You could progress to further study on a range of National Certificate programmes, SVQs, ECDL and the PDA IT in Business.
Employment/Career: ICT at SCQF level 5 is a required qualification for some jobs.
Former students have: Been successful in getting employment and moving onto other college courses.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.