SAQA ID: 61591 National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing: NQF Level 3

SAQA ID: 61591 National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computing: NQF Level 3

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Description

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.

Rationale of the qualification

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.

Career Focus

  • Secretary
  • Project Administrator
  • Data Capturer
  • Office Administrator
  • Any Administrative Job in an IT or Business Environment

Course Pre-Requisites:

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

Articulation Options:

The qualification at this level is foundational 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 WIL for completion of the programme.

Course Structure:

  • 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

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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 Workplac
  • 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 in depth of specification of the outcomes ranges and the assessment criteria and processes.

Accredited by: MICT Seta

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