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Functional skills | ICT Level 1
Functional Skills
Edexcel Functional Skills: support material
Skill Standard ICT Level 1 resources
  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context
  • Select and use software applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems
  • Select and use interface features effectively to meet needs
  • Adjust system settings as appropriate to individual needs

Making the most of your computer

 Level 1 learner notes and assets

 Level 1 teacher notes

  • Manage information storage
  • Work with files, folders and other media to access, organise, store, label and retrieve information
  • Follow and demonstrate understanding of the need for safety and security practices
  • Demonstrate how to create, use and maintain secure passwords
  • Demonstrate how to minimise the risk of computer viruses

Managing Information

 Level 1 learner notes and assets

 Level 1 teacher notes

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context
  • Select and use software applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems
  • Use search techniques to locate and select relevant information
  • Search engines, queries
  • 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

Finding and Selecting Information

 Level 1 learner notes and assets

 Level 1 teacher notes

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context
  • Select and use software applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems
  • Use search techniques to locate and select relevant information
  • Search engines, queries
  • Enter, develop and refine information using appropriate software to meet the requirements of straightforward tasks
  • Apply editing, formatting and layout techniques to meet needs, including text, tables, graphics, records, numbers, charts, graphs or other digital content
  • Use appropriate software to meet requirements of straightforward data-handling task
  • Use field names and data types to organise information
  • Enter, search, sort and edit records

Working with Structured Data

 Level 1 learner notes and assets

 Level 1 teacher notes

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context
  • Select and use software applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems
  • Enter, develop and refine information using appropriate software to meet the requirements of straightforward tasks
  • Apply editing, formatting and layout techniques to meet needs, including text, tables, graphics, records, numbers, charts, graphs or other digital content
  • Use appropriate software to meet requirements of straightforward data-handling task
  • Process numerical data
  • Display numerical data in a graphical format

Working with Numbers and Charts

 Level 1 learner notes and assets

 Level 1 teacher notes

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context
  • Select and use software applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems
  • Enter, develop and refine information using appropriate software to meet the requirements of straightforward tasks
  • Apply editing, formatting and layout techniques to meet needs, including text, tables, graphics, records, numbers, charts, graphs or other digital content

Working with Text and Images

 Level 1 learner notes and assets

 Level 1 teacher notes

  • Identify the ICT requirements of a straightforward task
  • Use ICT to plan and organise work
  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context
  • Select and use software applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems
  • Combine information within a publication for a familiar audience and purpose
  • For print and for viewing on screen
  • Check for accuracy and meaning
  • Evaluate own use of ICT tools
  • At each stage of a task and at the task’s completion

Combining and Presenting Information

 Level 1 learner notes and assets

 Level 1 teacher notes

  • Interact with and use ICT systems to meet requirements of a straightforward task in a familiar context
  • Select and use software applications to meet needs and solve straightforward problems
  • Use communications software to meet requirements of a straightforward task
  • Read, send and receive electronic messages with attachments
  • Demonstrate understanding of the need to stay safe and to respect others when using ICT-based communication

Using ICT to Communicate

 Level 1 learner notes and assets

 Level 1 teacher notes

 

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