ICT Functional Skills Level 2 helps you develop the practical computer skills you need to flourish in the working environment and everyday life, and gain the nationally recognised qualification to prove it. Want to keep track of your business’s incomings and outgoings? You need to create a spreadsheet. Want to wow a new client and close a deal? You need to create a PowerPoint presentation. In this course, we break down all this essential ICT knowledge (and much more) over 14 interactive units created by subject specialists, complete with activities to test your knowledge as you learn. Plus, you’ll have unlimited tutor support every step of the way.
Brand new: We’re delighted to be able to offer the option of an online exam that you take at home, for this course.
From email, to web browsing, to Excel, this course will teach you all the ICT skills that employers want!
Big news: Exams for this course can take place remotely, in the comfort of your own home.
This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.
Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.
NCFE are a national awarding organisation, passionate about designing, developing, and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards.
It takes around 45 hours of study to complete this course.
This course contains 14 interactive units and is specially designed for study by online learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
You have up to 6 months in total to complete this course but on average takes learners around 2-3 months to complete. Please note that you can enrol today, but this course starts on 26/04/21. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge (our online platform) before this date but won’t be able to access the learning materials until the course officially starts. You will benefit from our unlimited tutor support for a period of up to 6 months from your course start date.
To successfully pass the course, you’ll need to complete a knowledge check (just a fancy way of saying a mock exam), and then move on to your final exam. Exams cost just £95 when you choose to sit them online, or to sit them in person here at Oxbridge. If you want us to come to you, it will cost £175 + travel costs.
Find out more about the online exam process here.
At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement from NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.
Official Qualification Title - NCFE Functional Skills Qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Level 2
Difficulty - Level 2
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Minimum Enrolment Age - 14 years
To kick off, you’ll discover how to access the internet, what a web browser is, and how to open new tabs. You’ll also learn how to use bookmarks, and find out what hyperlinks are.
Next, you’ll look at using keywords and symbols for performing effective internet searches, and identifying reliable and up-to-date sources of information.
Because being safe while using the internet is paramount, in this unit, you’ll learn how to create a secure password, as well as how to protect important files. You’ll also discover how to create, move, organise, delete, and rename folders and files, as well as use the ‘copy and paste’ function.
Now, you’ll discover how to create a new document, along with basic functions such as using tabs, ribbons, launch buttons, and commands. You’ll learn how to use styling features as well as spelling and grammar checkers, as well as how to layout your documents using headers and footers. Finally, you’ll learn how to successfully save your work.
Now you know the basics of creating a document, you’ll discover how to add imagery! This includes checking for copyright, and re-sizing and cropping it to the correct shape. Moving on, you’ll discover how to add special effects to your images, how to use the text wrapping function, and more.
Creating tables can be very useful for displaying and keeping track of information. In unit six, you’ll discover how to create an edit one, as well as add data. You’ll also find out how to add new columns and rows, delete cells.
Whether it’s keeping in touch with clients or family, email is an essential tool. In this unit, you’ll find out what an email service provider is and how you can choose one, and how to begin composing an email. You’ll discover how to use the cc and bcc functions, how to attach a file, add a contact, and create a mailing list.
Creating presentations is not only a lot of fun, it’s a great way to communicate information in an engaging manner. In unit eight, you’ll discover what PowerPoint is, and discover how to use some of the basic functions.
Now it’s time to take a dive into some of PowerPoints more complex functions, in order to help you create outstanding presentations. You’ll learn how to add and edit text boxes and shapes, how to add animations and slide transitions, as well as how to add video clips and notes. You’ll then find out how to save and print a presentation as a handout – very handy for business meetings.
Lots of people are intimidated by Excel, but we’ll break down each function one at a time to make it simple. You’ll begin by figuring out how to use tabs, groups, and commands, and how cells, rows, and columns are used. You’ll then discover how to create your own spreadsheet and begin adding data, edit the setting of your cells, and how to add another spreadsheet to a workbook.
Now it’s time to move on to some of the more complex actions and functions, such as conditional formatting, sort and filter, freeze pane, and adding and editing borders.
Don’t panic, we’ll keep it simple. In this unit, you’ll learn how to create a formula, use the autofill handle, use formulas with a range of cells, as well as the AutoSum function.
Finally, you’ll delve into the uses of charts, different types of charts, and how to design, edit, and format them.
In the final unit, you’ll need to complete a knowledge check to make sure you’re prepared for the exam.
We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.
Yes, functional skills courses require you to complete final examinations.
Exams cost just £95 when you choose to sit them online, or to sit them in person here at Oxbridge. If you want us to come to you, it will cost £175 + travel costs. Find out more about the online exam process here.
You can study this course from outside the UK, however, for your final exam, you’ll need to either come to Oxbridge in Birmingham, or pay to have an examiner come to you (for details, see ‘additional costs’ section).
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.