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Computers - ICT skills for work or leisure

Course Title:

Computers - ICT skills for work or leisure

Course Number:

LRKR F50354


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:



Entry Level 3


Elly Swanson

Start Date:

24 November 2017

End Date:

18 May 2018

Session Time(s):

Friday between 10:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

This is a ‘hands on’ course that will introduce some of the common software used in IT.  Whether you need a qualification to add to your CV or just want to be able to use the Internet to find information and send emails this is the course for you!

This course has three units:

  • Unit 1 Displaying Information Using ICT
  • Unit 2 Using ICT to Find Information
  • Unit 3 Communicating Information Using ICT

Some of the topics you will cover are as follows, to be able to:

  • Input text and edit word processing documents
  • Structure information within word processing documents
  • Use word processing tools to format and present documents
  • Connect to the internet
  • Search for information from the internet
  • Use email to send and receive messages

On completion of the course, you should be confident using the computer for basic tasks.

There may be the opportunity to negotiate additional topics with your tutor

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes, this leads to an OCR entry level 3 award in Using IT

Who is the course for?

If you have used a computer but have little or no confidence then this course will be ideal for you or if you would like to get a job working in an office or similar environment and would like to gain some skills to boost your CV.  Perfect if you have recently completed a First Click into computers course too.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a ring binder folder, notepad and pen.  You will be given high quality handouts each week so dividers for each week would be an advantage, you may also like to bring a memory stick so that you can save all of your work to.

Are there any additional costs?

The exam fee of approximately £36.75, to be confirmed by the examining body

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects.  You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

This course includes 3 informal assessment tasks when all three have been successfully completed you will receive an OCR entry level 3 award in using IT.

Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on.  Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback.  This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know. We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you. Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form. We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:


  • ICT functional skills
  • Level 1 computing
  • Using Ipads
  • Digital Photography
  • Using facebook and Twitter
  • Sage for beginners
  • ECDL (European Computer Driving License)

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Limited Facilities
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

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If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

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01332 717930


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