Using Information and Communication Technologies in Everyday Life 3M0877
The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge, skill, and competence to use a range of information and communication technologies, under direction and with limited autonomy, in familiar situations. It enables the learner to pursue a range of employment opportunities or to progress to further education or training.
If you are interested in this course, please schedule a meeting with our Training and Education team or give us a call on 0449344301 to discuss further. Applicants from this course must meet the entry criteria outlined below.
To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience. A pre-test may be required by our centre to ensure the level is suitable for a learner.
The total credit value required for this certificate is 60.
This will be achieved by completing:
3N0881 Computer Literacy: Portfolio / Collection of Work 60% Skills Demonstration 40% find out more about this module here
A minimum credit value of 10 from the following components:
3N0929 Mathematics Portfolio / Collection of Work 100% find out more about this module here
3N0930 Functional Mathematics: 5 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 100% find out more about this module here
3N0928 Application of Number: 5 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 100% find out more about this module here
A minimum credit value of 20 from the following components:
3N0588 Word Processing 10 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 60% Skills Demonstration 40% find out more about this module here
3N0550 Database 10 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 60% Skills Demonstration 40% find out more about this module here
3N0542 Spreadsheets 10 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 60% Skills Demonstration 40% find out more about this module here
3N0551 Desktop Publishing 10 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 60% Skills Demonstration 40% find out more about this module here
3N0552 Digital Media 10 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 60% Skills Demonstration 40% find out more about this module here
3N0931 Internet Skills 10 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 60% Skills Demonstration 40% find out more about this module here
A minimum credit value of 10 from the following components:
3N0565 Personal Effectiveness 10 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 100% find out more about this module here
3N0880 Communications 10 credits Portfolio / Collection of Work 100% find out more about this module here
The remaining credit value of 10 can be obtained by using relevant component(s) from level 3. A maximum of 10 credits may be used from either level 2 or level 4.
Supporting Our Learners
During your course, you will have support from your tutor and the Training and Education team Who will be available throughout your learning journey. At WCPM, we are here to help. Each time you start a module or programme here at WCPM, you will receive a printed handbook and induction from the Training and Education Coordinator, outlining our policies and procedures here at WCPM, along with information on our appeals, complaints, and compassionate consideration policies. More about these policies can also be found here.
Your tutor will discuss your assignments or portfolio in more detail and will provide you with the necessary documents to complete and submit your work. If you require an extension (more time to complete your work) please contact our Training and Education Coordinator at least one week prior to the designated submission date which you can check with your tutor at any time.
We have procedures in place to enable learners who have been prevented from undertaking an assessment activity or who feel their performance is seriously impaired because of exceptional circumstances to be allowed to complete the assessment activity on another occasion.
The following are examples of circumstances under which we would consider giving compassionate consideration to a learner:
- A physical injury or emotional trauma during a period four to six weeks previously
- A physical disability or chronic or disabling condition, or other incapacitating illness.
- Recent death/ Terminal illness of a close family member
- Serious accident
- Domestic crisis
- Other extenuating circumstances.
Learners must provide appropriate evidence/documentation e.g., a statement from a medical practitioner if they are applying for compassionate consideration.
- All applicants are asked to disclose any support needs they may have on the programme application form.
- Those identified with additional support needs are then contacted by email or phone to make the necessary arrangements.
- Learners who encounter difficulties during their programme are advised to inform their tutor or the programme administrator immediately.
- Learners will be provided with the opportunity to meet with Training and Education Coordinator on a one to one
Reasonable Accommodation for Assessment
We are required by legislation to provide reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of learners whose personal situation means that the assessment would otherwise be unfair e.g., learners with a disability, and/or other learners covered by equality legislation. Reasonable accommodation is the term for the adaptation of assessment as necessary to cater for the needs of learners. It should be used where the standard assessment technique(s) or instruments disadvantages the learner.
These adaptations may include the following and/or other reasonable adaptation:
- modified presentation of assignments/examination papers e.g., enlargements
- provision of scribes/readers in exams
- use of sign language
- practical assistants
- granting of rest periods during exams
- use of adaptive equipment/software
- use of assistive technology
- allocation of extra time in an exam or an extension to an assessment submission date
- Physical modifications to the training venue e.g., seating arrangements etc.
This list is not exhaustive, and we will facilitate any learner presenting with a specific support need within reason and to the best of our ability.
We make learners aware of this at Induction and in the Learner Handbook. We ask learners on the Registration Form if they need us to provide reasonable accommodation for assessment and we record details of any reasonable accommodation provided and inform our External Authenticator.
In the case of an examination or skills demonstration – assessment will be deferred, and the learner will be allowed to complete the assessment activity on another occasion. The new date will be decided through consultation with the relevant tutor, Programme Coordinator, and learner.
In the case of an assignment or project due date missed due to any of the examples stated below, the learner will be required to complete the Learner Extension Form and the Training and Education Coordinator will decide the appropriate length of extension to be granted – to a maximum of two weeks.
Applicants are required to fill out the required form and provide appropriate evidence/documentation to support their application e.g., a statement from a medical practitioner.
The Training and Education Coordinator will process the application and will determine the following before coming to a decision:
- consider the severity of the circumstance.
- the nature of the assessment activity
- the quality of past achievement of the learner
- number of applications for compassionate consideration
If a learner is granted this, they will be informed by the Training and Education Coordinator and the decision will be documented on the form.
Relevant tutors will be informed of the decision.
Many of the learners who complete their Level 3 Major Award with WCPM, progress to their Level 4 Major Award in General Learning here in centre or with other training providers such as Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board, who hold Level 4 modules in a variety of centres.
How do I access my class?
These classes run one or two mornings a week here in our centre.
How to Apply
Call us on 0449344301, email email@example.com or pop in and see us at any time to register for any of our classes.