COMMUNICATIONS and IT

S3 COURSE

This Course is designed for all learners but may be of particular interest to those who wish to develop practical communication and IT skills. Learners will progress by focusing on the development of transferable skills.

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

Learners can use the acquired knowledge, understanding and skills at home, in the wider community, in further study while maximising prospects for employment. The course has been designed explicitly to meet the needs of learners in terms of content, assessment, and progression.

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

  • The Course takes into account the needs of all learners by providing sufficient flexibility to enable them to achieve in different ways and at different paces.

  • Learners will develop a range of both generic and subject-specific skills in familiar work-related contexts.

  • The skills include the ability to perform simple tasks and to use basic functions of IT applications.

  • Increased confidence will be developed in using features in: online learning, digital images, publishing (Desktop Publisher), presentation software (Canva and Sway), and Outlook for email and e-diary.

  • Learners will also develop the ability to use technology, including the internet, for simple searching and for processing and communicating information.

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

Homework

Homework will be given regularly to consolidate your learning.

How you will be assessed

Learners who complete this Unit will be able to:

  • Use technology to access information

  • Use basic functions of technology to prepare and communicate information

Work will be assessed through:

  • ongoing monitoring of classwork and class activities

  • mini scenarios where you work within a “real-life” application.

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

A wide range of job opportunities are available for you to consider eg

Industries: Food and Drink, Creative, Healthcare and Social Services, Tourism

Jobs: Influencer, Airport Information Assistant, Payroll Administrator, Medical Secretary, Entrepreneur

Go to World of Work to explore more options.

S4 and beyond

This Course opens up a range of progression routes including Steps to Works and N4 Administration and IT. It may also, ultimately, lead to employment and/or training in various industries.