NC: Information Technology: End User Computing

(NQF Level 3) - 61591 - 130 Credits

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Overview

The NC: End User Computing is a one year programme consisting of fourteen (14) modules. The modules are presented over a 5 day session one week a month. Students can commence on the programme at any stage, thus giving the student the flexibility to commence when it suites term best  This training programme is ideal for those who wish to gain further knowledge in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and emails.

Module 1: Introduction to computers (7 credits)
117925 – Describe the concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the use of its components in a healthy and safe manner
258883 – Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)- environment

Module 2: Microsoft Word: Basic (5 credits)
117924 – Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents

Module 3: Microsoft Word: Intermediate (12 credits)
119078 – Use a GUI-based word processor to enhance a document through the use of tables and columns
258898 – Review and create documents using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)- based word processor

Module 4: Microsoft Word: Advanced (7 credits)
116942 – Use a GUI-based word processor to create merged documents
258877 – Demonstrate knowledge of and manipulate master and sub documents in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor

Module 5: Microsoft Excel: Basic (7 credits)
116937 – Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets.
258879 – Change the appearance of a spreadsheet

Module 6: Microsoft Excel: Intermediate (9 credits)
116940 – Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem
116943 – Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application, enhance the functionality and apply graph /charts to a spreadsheet

Module 7: Microsoft Excel: Advanced (6 credits)
258876 – Work with spreadsheets
116936 – Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to work with simple databases

Module 8: Microsoft PowerPoint: Basic (5 credits)
117923 – Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to prepare and produce a presentation according to a given brief

Module 9: Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate (8 credits)
116930 – Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to enhance presentation appearance
258880 – Utilise special features to enhance presentations

Module 10: Emails(Outlook) (8 credits)
116935 – Enhance, edit and organise electronic messages using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based messaging application
116945 – Use electronic mail to send and receive messages
258897 – Apply electronic messaging and calendar application
114984 – Manage electronic mail in a business environment

Module 11: Using the Internet (10 credits)
116931 – Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based web-browser to search the Internet
115391 – Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the internet and the world-wide-web
114076 – Use computer technology to research a computer topic

Module 12: Business Communication & Report Writing (21 credits)
119465 (8970) –  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts
110023 – Present information in report format
119472 (8968) – Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication
119467 (8973) – Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes

Module 13: Numerical Skills(11 credits)
9010 – Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations
9012 – Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities
9013 – Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts

Module 14: Life Skills (15 credits)
13915 – Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace
7456 – Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues
252435 (11241) – Perform Basic Business Calculations

• Duration: 14 contact sessions
• Credits Earned: min 130

It is assumed that the learner is competent in skills gained at the further education and training band up to NQF level 2.

Further learning assumed is that learners are competent in End User Computing at NQF level 1.

The assumed learning can be acquired in the traditional way of formal study as well as in the workplace. Acquiring the competencies in a workplace (either via formal learnerships or on-the-job training) has the potential of addressing the problems of the past, where formal qualifications were only obtainable by way of formal study.

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