Information technology

Information technology (4N1125)

Information Technology Skills - 4N1125 can be a part-time progression course from Computer Literacy (or for candidates with some computing skills). This is a standalone minor award, which can be used towards achieving a full Major award in Office Skills – 4M2070

"As someone who knew very little about computers this course has given me the confidence to find my way around computers and try things I otherwise would have never done" - Paul

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Explain a range of information technology concepts and terminology to include computer, computer hardware components, system and application software, input devices, output devices, data storage devices, bytes, files, folder/directory, drives, memory, LAN, WAN, and the internet
  2. Describe the impact of information technology on personal life and working or community life
  3. Manage files, folders or directories using a range of common file management features to include create, rename, delete, copy, move, locate and save to range of drives
  4. Use a data entry application to enter data using text, alpha, numeric and special characters to a minimum speed of 15 words per minute
  5. Access a word processing package to open a file, enter and edit text by inserting and deleting characters, words, sentences and paragraphs
  6. Format text using a range of format tools to include joining and splitting, line spacing, indentation, justifying and alignment
  7. Enhance text using a range of enhancement tools to include bold, underline, italicize, font and font size
  8. Edit a block of text using a range of editing tools to include move, copy and delete
  9. Navigate specific internet sites through a browser with specific links identified
  10. Use a range of functions in a webmail application to create, reply, cc, bcc, and add attachments to emails
  11. Manage a personal email account to include inbox, read/unread, deleted items, trash, drafts, and contacts/address book
  12. Produce an accurate hard copy of a 50-70 word document by proof reading, and using spell check, save, and print features
  13. Produce a hard copy of specific information located on the internet.

Programme details

  • Award Title: Information technology (4N1125)

  • Duration: 100 Hours, 50 of which will be direct learning.

  • Entry requirements: QQI Level 3 certificate, Junior certificate or equivalent

  • Award Type: Minor Award

  • Framework Level: NFQ Level 4

  • Awarding Body: QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland)

  • Assessment:
    1. Assignments
    2. Portfolio

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