1Course Overview

Information Technology Level 3

Course code: ABC1022

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Fast-track your career in the world of IT! 

This course is perfect for those who wish to advance their IT skills, learning how to apply the principles of IT within work roles or everyday life.

On successful completion of this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Understand the principles of information technology within modern society 
  • Examine a range of information technology systems 
  • Explore a wide range of IT hardware and software applications 

With full tutor support available and no deadlines or timetabling to contend with; learning a new skill has never been easier. A simple and stress-free way to study all from the comfort of your own home.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be sent via post or email, so handing in an assignment in simple.

Home learning is a convenient way to boost your skills so enrol with us today and join the 75,000 people who have improved their career prospects by studying with us.

Discounts on selected courses - Until 28th May
2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: IT systems: hardware, software and memory
  • General computer systems
  • Processors
  • Input and output devices
  • Storage devices
  • Memory and backup applications
  • Types of software
  • Commands and user interfaces
Unit 2: Spreadsheets, desktop publishing and word processing
  • Word processing software
  • Formatting
  • DTP graphics and how to use them in documents
  • Spreadsheet software and applications
Unit 3: Using databases and presentation software
  • How to create databases
  • How to organise data
  • Video and audio editing software
  • Presentation software
Unit 4: Communication via networking and the internet
  • Different types of network
  • Data transmission principles and methods
  • The internet and security issues
  • Social networking
Unit 5: Specialist IT applications
  • Web authoring
  • Data capture
  • Encoding
Unit 6: Information systems in society
  • Information technology in society
  • Information technology in society
  • Communications in Society
  • The Data Protection Act
  • Computers and Crime
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and a study guide in addition to tutor support by email. 

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Information Technology Level 3. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

6Reviews

Tutor is friendly and helpful

The study material is understandable. My Tutor is friendly and helpful when giving me feedback and I like the fact that I can complete the course in my own time. This helps as I work full time. The turnaround time on assessments are quick and the online study login website is easy to use.

- Danielle Speed

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).