NOCN Level 1 Award

Introducing Computer Skills

In a rapidly advancing world, it is becoming more and more crucial to understand how to use computers in both your personal and work lives.

A lack of understanding of how to use a computer can severely affect the employment opportunities that are available to you, therefore it is crucial to have an understanding of computing. Not only will this improve your employment opportunities, but it will allow you to enjoy the advantages of computers in your personal life as well – from the different communication channels they provide, to entertainment programs and online shopping.

This course will equip learners with a basic understanding of computers, as well as knowledge of word processing software, IT security, how to use email and how to use the internet.Benefits

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Establish a long-standing career pathway within a range of different sectors
  • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
  • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
  • Personal Tutors are assigned to ensure that learners have the support needed to succeed
Course Content

This course is split into five manageable units:

Unit 1: Computer basics

Unit 2: Word processing software

Unit 3: IT Security for Users

Unit 4: Using email

Unit 5: Using the internet 

Who is suitable?

The course is ideal for learners with limited or no IT skills who wish to develop or improve their understanding of using computers. successful completion of this qualification will allow learners to  develop IT user skills for both their personal and work lives, which can lead to a range of employment opportunities. This course is suitable for learners aged 16 or above. 

Learning Method

Studying via distance Learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor who offer hints, tips and guidance through out the duration of your course. 

Course Length

15 weeks

Awarding Body


Course Level

Level 1

Learning Method