The National Certificate in IT: End User Computing – NQF Level 3, is designed to meet the needs of learners who require end user computing skills in all sectors of the economy, as End User Computing is an essential skill in any business today. The qualification is designed to accommodate both learners in Formal education and learners already employed. It aims to develop informed and skilled learners that can apply the acquired skills in any industry and should contribute towards improved productivity and Efficiency in the workplace
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Purpose of this Qualification
The purpose of the qualification is to build the knowledge and skills required by learners in End User Computing. It is intended to empower learners to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment in the South African community and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment.
The qualification addresses the need in the workplace for nationally recognized qualifications, based on unit standards, which will allow learners with workplace experience in End User Computing to obtain recognition for prior learning.
The qualification provides a framework for learners to develop skills that will enable them to become competent in End User Computing. It introduces theoretical concepts of End User Computing and requires the application thereof, to develop a range of skills that will enable learners to be better- informed workers in their chosen industry. It provides a balanced learning experience that lays the foundation for access to further education, lifelong learning and to productive employment.
A qualifying learner will be able to:
- Competently apply the knowledge, techniques & skills of End User Computing applications in the workplac
- Understand the impact and use Information Communication & Technology (ICT) in an organization and society.
- Improve Communication by combining communication skills with End User Computing skills.
- Improve the application of mathematical literacy in the workplace, by better utilizing applicable End-User Computing Applications
The National Certificate in IT: End User Computing at NQF Level 3, is intended for learners already employed or new learners entering the workplace, requiring End User Computing skills. The unit standards of this qualification may be added to other industry qualifications to provide an End User Computing focus with comparison, choice, interpretation and the application of knowledge.
- Project Administrator
- Data Capturer
- Office Administrator
- Any Administrative Job in an IT or Business Environment
Accredited by: MICT Seta
Learner must have skills gained at the further education and training band up to NQF level 2.
Completion Time: 1 Year
6 months: Theory 6 months: Practical
The qualification at this level is foundation and generic, allowing maximum mobility between qualifications. Apart from the workplace needs the qualification will address, it is also designed as an entry-level qualification into most further education and training fields, because of the wide application of End User Computing in any environment.
Assessment of Programme:
Assessment is conducted as both Formative Assessment & Summative Assessment. The Formative Assessment is covered as Continuous Assessment Test and compilation of a Portfolio of evidence by the learner. The Summative Assessment takes place as a National Summative exam for 1st & 2nd Semester. It is compulsory for all learners to complete Work Integrated Learning for completion of the programme.
- Learning Unit 1: Using ICT in the Organization
- Learning Unit 2: Using Microsoft Office Word
- Learning Unit 3: Communication
- Learning Unit 4: Mathematical Literacy
- Learning Unit 5: Using a Web Browser
- Learning Unit 6: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint
- Learning Unit 7: Using Microsoft Office Excel
- Learning Unit 8: Using Microsoft Office Outlook
- Learning Unit 9: Using Microsoft Office Access
Total Credits: 136
- Demonstrate an understanding of applying Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based Word Processing Application skills in the Workplace
- Demonstrate an understanding of applying Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based Presentation Application skills in the Workplace
- Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Spreadsheet Application skills in the Workplace
- Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Electronic Mail Application skills in the Workplace
- Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Web Browser Application skills in the Workplace
- Improve Communication by combining communication skills with End User Computing skills.
- Improve the application of mathematical literacy in the workplace, by better utilizing End User Computing Applications.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the use of Information Communications & Technology (ICT) in an organization & the impact it has on societies
In addition to the above, unit standards will be utilized to provide depth of specification of the outcomes ranges and the assessment criteria and processes.
|Introduction to Computers|
|SAQA Unit Standard 116932: Operate a Personal Computer System Details||FREE||02:00:00|
|SAQA Unit Standard 116932: Operate a Personal Computer System: Formative Assessment 1||00:00:00|
|SAQA Unit Standard 116932: Operate a Personal Computer System: Formative Assessment 2||00:00:00|
|SAQA Unit Standard 116932: Operate a Personal Computer System: Formative Assessment 3||00:00:00|
|SAQA Unit Standard 116932: Operate a Personal Computer System: Formative Assessment 4||00:00:00|
|LEARNING UNIT 1: USING ICT IN THE ORGANIZATION|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 117925 Describe the concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the use of its components in a healthy and safe manner|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 14913 Explain the principles of computer networks|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 14917 Explain computer architecture concepts|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 14947 Describe data communications|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 114636 Demonstrate an understanding of preventative maintenance, environmental and safety issues in a computer environment|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 117928 Describe the application and effect of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on society|
|LEARNING UNIT 2: USING MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 117924 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 119078 Use a GUI-based word processor to enhance a document through the use of tables and columns|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116942 Use a GUI-based word processor to create merged documents|
|LEARNING UNIT 3: COMMUNICATION|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 8968 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 8970 Write texts for a range of communicative contexts|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 8973 Use language and communication in occupational learning|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 110023 Present information in report format|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 13915 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organization and a specific workplace|
|LEARNING UNIT 4: MATHEMATICAL LITERACY|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 7456 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 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|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 9013 Describe, apply, analyze and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 11241Perform Basic Business Calculations|
|LEARNING UNIT 5: USING A WEB BROWSER|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 114076 Use computer technology to research a computer topic|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 115391Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the internet and the world-wide-web|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116931 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based web-browser to search the Internet|
|LEARNING UNIT 6: USING MICROSOFT OFFICE POWERPOINT|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 117923 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to prepare and produce a presentation according to a given brief|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116930 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to enhance presentation appearance|
|LEARNING UNIT 7: USING MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116937 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116940 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116943 Using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application, enhance the functionality and apply graph /charts to a spreadsheet|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116935 Enhance, edit and organize electronic messages using a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based messaging application|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116945 Use electronic mail to send and receive messages|
|LEARNING UNIT 9: USING MICROSOFT OFFICE ACCESS|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 116936 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to work with simple databases|
|SAQA Unit Standard: 117927 Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based database application to solve a given problem|
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