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    of adult learners agree teaching on their course is good

    (On-programme survey 2018, students aged 19plus)

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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
08/09/202010 Weeks1Part-Time - DayBede CampusSkills for Employment

What’s it all about?

Anyone who has basic computer skills, or have completed the Computing Beginners course (using Microsoft Office 2013) and want the skills and confidence to be able to achieve an ICT Level 1 qualification using Word, PowerPoint & Excel spreadsheets.

Although no formal qualifications are required for this course, it is expected that you have either completed a Computing Beginners course or have some experience of using Microsoft Office. You may be asked to attend one of our advice and guidance or enr

Study levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery.

You will learn to use Word Processing, PowerPoint and Excel (in Office 2013).

How you will learn:
Weekly. Classroom taught sessions, 3 hours per week

Your Curriculum Team

Nigel Rumfitt

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What’s next?

You may be able to progress onto Level 2 ITQ in ICT or other appropriate ICT qualifications.


IT specialist managers

IT specialist managers plan, organise, manage and coordinate the provision of specialist IT services and functions in an organisation.

Medium Salary

£ 47091

6184 people employed as IT specialist managers in the current year.

IT project and programme managers

Jobholders in this unit group manage, coordinate and technically supervise specific IT projects and programmes of a discrete duration and/or budget.

Medium Salary

£ 49732

1637 people employed as IT project and programme managers in the current year.

IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.

Medium Salary

£ 45177

3044 people employed as IT business analysts, architects and systems designers in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.