Certificate in IT User Skills Level 2 (CLAiT Plus) – Skills for Work and Business
This is a Level 2 course aimed at learners who have successfully completed the Certificate in IT User Skills Level 1 (CLAiT) or Level 2 Functional Skills. You will be assessed in the first week to make sure the course is right for you. Please note that this course uses Windows 7 operating system and Office 2007.
What will I learn on this course?
To gain the CLAiT Plus certificate you will need to achieve at least 16 credits, including the mandatory Improving Productivity unit (four credits), plus any combination of optional units (four credits each), chosen from Integrated Document Production (Word Processing), Spreadsheet, Databases, Presentation Software, or Desktop Publishing (using Publisher). You may also opt for Using E-mail, which is worth three credits.
CLAiT Plus allows you to concentrate on the subjects that you require, so creating a customised IT qualification that suits your needs or those of your employer. You will work at your own pace from resources provided at the centre, but the full qualification must be completed within 36 weeks. At the end of each unit a sample test will be administered and feedback given, before the learner takes the live assignment. Your tutor will keep a copy of the printouts from the sample tests as some of these will be needed for the Improving Productivity unit.
Assessment and Awarding Body: OCR
OCR assignments are used to assess you for the IT qualification, and are completed during your normal class time. Assessment will take place upon completion of each unit. You will be allowed to refer to your notes and help sheets throughout the assessment.
It is a requirement that you attend at least 80% of the course in order to gain the qualification. Please think carefully before enrolling on this course if you have work commitments that may interfere with this attendance.
What else do I need to know?
You will need a memory stick, to enable you to complete work at home, and a pen and paper. It is vital that you undertake homework every week in order to successfully progress through this course; your tutor will advise on this requirement each session.
What could I do next?
CLAiT Plus will build on your knowledge and equip you with many skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern workplace, and will prepare you for progression on to a Level 3 qualification at College or University. Please ask your tutor for further details.
Course Start Date(s)Various - please see prospectus for further details.
Course LengthCourse length varies in length between 20 weeks and 35 weeks depending on the level of your ability.