Award in Practical ICT Skills

Award in Practical ICT Skills 2021-11-10T11:41:58+00:00

Course Details

EQF/MQF

Level 2 Award

ECTS Credits

3 ECTS

Duration of Study Programme

8 weeks – Part-Time, Twice a Week

Awarding Body

Domain Academy

Intakes

March & October 2022

Malta/EU Price

TBC

Operational End Date

Re-accreditation scheduled for 2022

Mode of Delivery

Traditional/Face-to-Face Learning

Pass Rate

95%

Course description

About:

The course is designed to give learners the opportunity to develop their understanding and practical ability across different topics leading to an Award in Practical ICT Skills. Key competences are included to ensure completeness of knowledge and skills.

The learner will be able to:

  1. a) Use and refer to appropriate terminology when explaining IT related systems
  2. b) Explain the importance to follow relevant procedures for the safe and secure use of IT
  3. c) Explain and identify different connection methods to access the internet
  4. d) Recognise good practice when using electronic communication (e-mail)
  5. e) Describe the purpose of different word processing software tools and when to use them
  6. f) Explain and identify what data is needed and how spreadsheet application is structured to address these needs

The learner will be able to:

  1. a) Recognise good practice in organising and storing information where appropriate
  2. b) Recognise the importance to perform regular maintenance of hardware
  3. c) Modify web browser settings to meet different needs
  4. d) Protect and keep personal information safe
  5. e) Enter and edit document or spreadsheet information accurately
  6. f) Determine which chart type to use to communicate information meaningfully

Target Group:

Candidates who want to learn essential  skills by using computer applications and apply these skills in the ICT industry, everyday life or as the first step to further their IT education.

Target Audience:

  • 16+

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

This module sets out the important skills and techniques related to the use of different IT systems, file management, protecting data and routine maintenance of devices.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Identify system requirements to meet different user needs

b) Understand the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise and store files and folders

c) Recognise the importance of safety and security practices with data and devices

d) Carry out regular maintenance of hardware and software

This module will cover the important skills and techniques related to the use of basic Internet software tools for effective information search, exchange online communication and use a range of basic e-mail software tools to send, receive and store messages.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Understand web browsing concepts

b) Evaluate web content and search effectively for online information.

c) Understand the basic concepts of online communities, communications and e-mail

d) Use e-mail software to send, receive e-mails and manage e-mail

e) Work responsibly and follow relevant security procedures when working online

This module will cover the important skills and techniques related to the use of different applications such as Word Processing, Presentation and Spreadsheet software to create documents, produce accurate work outputs and present information.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit you will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Create and work with word processing documents

b) Recognise good practice in selecting the correct formatting options while using word processing documents

c) Enter and work with data into cells and use the appropriate tools to edit this data in a worksheet

d) Recognise good practice in using basic cell referencing with formula creation

e) Identify how to present slides to meet needs and communicate effectively

f) Adjust document, presentation and spreadsheet page settings and use the appropriate tools to correct content before printing

How you will learn

ICT is both an academic and a practical subject so you will be taught with a flexible classroom-based method, through different ways, such as lectures, discussions and hands-on activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our learning portal.

Our classrooms are equipped with PCs running Windows 7 and/or Linux and a whole range of industry-standard and educational software from Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, and others.

Most of our students bring their own laptops, but this is not essential since you can use the school’s facilities. Our Learning Portal Moodle allows you to access electronic learning resources, as well as electronic discussions with lecturers and other students.

Where you will learn:

Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.

Assessment

Method of Assessment:

The course will be assessed through:

  • Ongoing assessment
  • Practical exercises

Ongoing Assessment is monitored during the lecture; tutor basis this on performance, participation and attendance.

Exercises are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department. These practical exercises are held during the lecture and tutorial sessions and will be under the supervision and control of the tutor. This will continuously ensure cheating and plagiarism does not take place during these hands-on class based exercises.

Completed exercises are corrected by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier


Course Language:

English

Structure of Programme:

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:

This course is delivered interactively, with discussion sessions and hands- on tutorials. Learners are continuously and actively involved in all sessions. The sessions are in the form of hands-on and problem-solving activities building on the relevant ICT concepts and practices.

Sessions help learners to use different software applications and online tools. Learners are asked to reflect on the tools and activities, inviting discussions with regards to their own knowledge and skill and adapt these tools to their current situations and contexts. Feedback is given where appropriate throughout the course.

Learners are also introduced to appropriate websites and other related material for further development of their knowledge and skills.

Grading System:

NA

Entry requirement

  • Secondary School Certificate – if this is not available then the applicant may opt for an Assessment Test to determine if the applicant has the minimum standard of English and Mathematics to follow this course.

OR

  • A qualification equivalent to MQF/EQF Level 1

In all cases, an interview may be requested by the Admission Board in order to ascertain that the applicant has the right qualities to follow the course.

Fees & funding

Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.

Current Fees

Full-time Part-time
Malta/EU TBC TBC

MFHEA Licence Nº: 2011 – TC – 01

Further and Higher Education Institution

Last Updated: 03rd November 2021

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