Functional Skills in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Level 1 - 3748-03
These are qualifications for work, study and life. Achievement of these qualifications demonstrates a sound grasp of using technology and applying Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills (Ofqual Qualification Number: 500/9630/8 and City & Guilds Qualification Number 3748) Content subsumes that of lower levels. Functional Skills criteria for ICT (Ofqual Oct 2011)
This person can identify the ICT requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context, using ICT to plan and organise work. Interacting and using ICT systems, selecting and using software applications and interface features effectively and adjust system settings as appropriate. They can manage information storage, access, organise, store, label and retrieve information. They can follow and demonstrate understanding of the need for safety and security practices such as passwords.
This person can use search techniques to locate and select relevant information using search engines and queries. They can select information from a variety of ICT sources for a straightforward task, recognise and take account of currency, relevance, bias and copyright when selecting and using information.
This person can enter, develop and refine information using appropriate software to meet the requirements of straightforward tasks. Apply editing, formatting and layout techniques to meet the needs including: text, tables, graphics, records, numbers, charts and graphs and other digital content. Use appropriate software to meet requirements of straightforward data-handling tasks; process numerical data, and display in a graphical format, organising information using field names or data types.
They can use communications software to meet requirements of a straightforward task; receive, read and send electronic messages with attachments. They understand the need to stay safe and respect others when using ICT-based communication They can combine information within a publication for a familiar audience and purpose for printing and viewing onscreen, checking for accuracy and meaning. They can evaluate own use of ICT tools at each stage of the task and on completion.