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Level 2 Certificate in IT Essentials

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Do you see yourself making a career in IT? Then this Level 2 Certificate in IT Essentials course could be perfect for you.

  • Understand how to create documents and format text in a range of Microsoft office programs.
  • Explore how to improve your productivity when using various IT systems.
  • Learn more about IT security and the guidelines and procedures involved.
This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

This course covers accredited ITQ (IT User Qualification) units listed on Ofqual and can lead to a Level 2 RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) qualification. The ITQ is a nationally recognised qualification for those who need digital skills as users of technology.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in using a computer, the IT Essentials Level 2 course is ideal for:

  • Students who are planning to gain an internationally recognised qualification in IT.
  • Those aspiring to achieve a career in the IT industry.
  • Those that want to progress in their current IT career.
  • Learners who want to boost their IT skills.

What next?

Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to put your newfound knowledge into practice and develop your career. If after, you’re looking to enhance your IT knowledge even further, take a look at the other IT and computer courses we offer.

Here are some of the job titles within IT:

  • IT support technician
  • Network engineer
  • Database administrator
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cloud analyst
  • Cloud engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • IT consultant

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 140 hours.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course, students will receive the Level 2 Certificate in IT Essentials from NCFE. This is a nationally recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements

To enrol onto this course you should be able to comfortably use a computer and navigate through the internet. You must be 13 years or over.


Tutor-marked assignments. No external examination is required.

Course content

Extra info


You will be assessed through project-based assignments which will require you to demonstrate skills you have learnt in each lesson. There is an assignment for each unit within the course.

Course Duration

You will have a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace. This course will take you approximately 140 hours to complete.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. You will study this course online and work will be submitted to your course tutor by email. You will receive a year’s full tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course, students will receive the Level 2 Certificate in IT Essentials from NCFE. This is a nationally recognised qualification.

Awarding Body

This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Ofqual Qualification No. 501/1239/9). This is a Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 32 Credits.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, who are: The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations, and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. This course is purchased through Open Study College, a partner of DLC. The delivery, assessment, and quality assurance will be carried out by DLC who are an approved NCFE centre for assessment and certification.


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