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Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Level 2

Course Codes

OSC1412 / OSC1414

Boost your IT skills from home with this accredited Functional Skills ICT Level 2 qualification.

  • This Functional Skills ICT Level 2 course is equivalent to a grade 4 GCSE.
  • Accredited and recognised qualification that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills in ICT.
  • You’ll become proficient in ICT and understand the modern office.
  • Achieve this qualification from the comfort your own home, at your own pace.
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Course overview

Our Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Level 2 qualification is an accredited, nationally recognised qualification in IT.  

The course has been designed for anyone looking to understand the fundamentals of ICT. During this course, you’ll learn more about using storage and software, how to use databases and spreadsheets, and how to produce word documents and slide presentations.  

This course has been designed around the use of Microsoft Office, however, the contents of this course are also applicable to other solutions such as Google applications too.  

Please note, you cannot achieve the full qualification without completing the exam.  

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Course Outcome

Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study this course.


One online exam. You will also complete tutor marked assessments throughout your course to allow you and your tutor to track your progress.

Course content

Extra info

Course duration

Once enrolled, you have up to one year to complete your studies.  

Study method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or online, depending on the study method you choose. If you choose to study online, your login details will be emailed to you. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away. 

You will also be provided with a range of further reading and videos to support your learning.  

Exams and assessments

To achieve your Functional Skills ICT Level 2 qualification, you must complete the exam. You will be assessed via an online exam. The exam will consist of two parts and will last for two hours. Your exam will be marked out of 50. 

You will also complete a series of tutor-marked assignments throughout your course. This will allow both you and your tutor to track your progress as you make your way through your studies.  

When you enrol on your course, you will have the option to add your exams to your enrolment, or you can select the course-only option. 

If you choose to add your exams on to your enrolment, all you need to do is contact us when you are ready to sit your exams, we will book and pay for them on your behalf. 

If you do not add your exams on to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams yourself. If you select this option, you must source and liaise with your chosen exam centre in order to book your exams, Open Study College will not be able to book your exams for you. 

Course outcome

Upon successful completion of the course and your exam, you will achieve a Functional Skills ICT Level 2 qualification from Edexcel.  

Awarding body

Edexcel are a highly respected and recognised awarding body. Their qualifications allow learners to succeed in life, learning, and employment. Functional Skills are a nationally recognised level 2 alternative to GCSEs. 

What next?

Once you have achieved your Functional Skills ICT Level 2 qualification, you could progress to study GCSE ICT, A Level IT, BTEC Level 3 in IT, or an alternative level 3 ICT qualification.  

Exam details


Duration: two hours 

Marks: 50 

Assessment format: online exam consisting of two parts.  


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