Adult Skills and Community Learning

City & Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users 4249 Entry Level 3
OCR Entry Level Certificate in ICT – Entry Level 3

This qualification is designed for learners who are new to using ICT and who want to gain nationally recognised qualifications for their newly acquired skills.

There are two courses, each running for 18 weeks.

Length of course

2 hours a week for 18 weeks

Course content

Course A

To achieve the qualification, you'll need to complete tasks from a range of modules including:

  • file management (mandatory)
  • word processing software
  • using the internet
  • using email
  • presentation software
  • spreadsheet software
  • desktop publishing software
  • database software

Course B

To achieve the qualification, you'll need to complete 3 modules including:

  • word processing software - displaying information
  • searching for information
  • creating and using email
  • creating graphs using spreadsheet software

Entry requirements

These courses are designed to be accessible to learners who are entirely new to using ICT, so no prior experience or knowledge is required. Mouse and keyboard skills would be desirable.

Course fees

The cost of the courses are:

  • course A: £139.99
  • course B: £147.30

This includes tuition, materials, and registration fees with the awarding body.

For details of how to pay and any fee reductions or remission that may apply, see our paying for a course page.

How to apply 

You'll need to book a pre-course assessment before you can start the course, to make sure you have the necessary entry skills to complete the course within the allocated time.

At the appointment you'll be able to discuss your needs with one of our tutors and will also complete a short IT skills assessment. Assessments take place at Wellington House in Barnsley town centre and last about 45 minutes.

Not sure if this is the right course for you?

Book an information and advice appointment so we can help you find the best course.

What you can do next


We encourage all learners to progress to ICT qualifications at level 1.


This course is ideal for anyone that requires a basic knowledge of a range of ICT topics.


What our learners say

  • I would recommend this to anyone when trying to gain new skills to further their career.
    ICT course adult learner
  • I have created a CV to enable me to apply for jobs.
    ICT course adult learner
  • The Tutor was both well informed and committed to help me achieve my goals. I would like to thank her for going the extra mile.
    ICT course adult learner