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Information Technology Level 3

Course Code: ABC1022
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

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 60,000 people who have improved their career prospects by studying with us.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

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

Other 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *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 be awarded your Information Technology Certificate. 

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "Tutor is friendly and helpful"

    - Danielle Speed, Crewe

    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.

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