Millennium Academy

Fuctional Skills ICT


These qualifications are intended for anyone wishing to develop ICT skills. The purpose of the Functional Skills ICT is to provide learners with a certificate which recognises their abilities across a range of skills and functions as defined by Ofqual’s ICT standards and sector skills councils (SSCs) have included FS ICT in those qualifications/ apprenticeships as they feel necessary. Learners must complete all aspects of the required learning in order to demonstrate their competence and achieve their certificate. Functional Skills ICT is also available at Level 2.

Fuctional Skills ICT

Course Content:

  • Identify the ICT requirements of a straightforward task
  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context
  • Manage information storage
  • Follow and demonstrate understanding of the need for safety and security practices
  • Use search techniques to locate and select relevant information
  • Select information from a variety of ICT sources for a straightforward task
  • Enter, develop and refine information using appropriate software to meet requirements of straightforward tasks
  • Use appropriate software to meet requirements of straightforward data-handling task
  • Use communications software to meet requirements of a straightforward task
  • Combine information within a publication for a familiar audience and purpose
  • Evaluate own use of ICT tools



All skill areas are assessed. Specifications are developed to ensure sufficient coverage of the criteria and consistency/ reliability of assessments over time. The assessment involves completing a series of related tasks to reach a purposeful outcome using office applications. Candidates work through tasks and follow instructions to solve problems and reach given solutions. Work is either evidenced by printouts (paper delivery) or uploaded within the testing environment (on-screen).


Entry Requirements

There are no specific requirements for this course.



City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work In Social Care (4229-02)


Duration of course

Up to 8 – 12 Months




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