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Level 2 Diploma for IT Users - Study Programme

This Study Programme is for school or college leavers aged 16 to 18 who are looking to seek employment in the IT industry and progress onto a level 3 apprenticeship.
9 months
Lee House, Manchester City Centre

This is a government-funded programme which has been designed to support your development and skills and get you started in your career in IT.

The course brings together a wealth of knowledge, skills and behaviours that enhances your chance of securing a job and working in IT/Digital Technologies.

During this course you will be able to demonstrate your skills in communication, using systems and processes, personal effectiveness and attention to detail. It will help you to develop your transferable skills, teamwork and professionalism.

Our employers are always on the lookout for inspirational young people who can communicate effectively and are trustworthy.

When does the course start?

September 2021.

What does the course cover?

This programme will enable you to gain skills and knowledge in a wide number of ICT applications and use of ICT equipment that can lead to further learning or for a job role in IT/ digital technologies and services.

You must complete 1 mandatory unit and achieve credits from optional units, your tutor will discuss this with you.

Mandatory unit:

  • Improving Productivity Using IT

Optional units to choose from include:

  • Set Up an IT System
  • Optimise IT System Performance
  • IT User Fundamentals
  • IT Security for Users
  • Electronic Communication
  • Database Software
  • Imaging Software
  • Multimedia Software
  • Presentation Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Website Software
  • Word Processing Software


What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 2 Diploma for IT Users.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be aged 16-18.

You must have a GCSE grade 3 or above or a BTEC qualification in ICT or Computing.

You must have a minimum of a GCSE grade 3 in maths and English.


When will I attend?

This Study Programme is a combination of classroom and online learning. You will be required to attend 3 days per week.

How much does the course cost?

The course is FREE for anyone aged 16-18.

What is a Study Programme?

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