Dive into the digital world with our “Functional Skills – IT” course. Think of it as a friendly guide, helping you understand all things tech. From the bits and bobs inside your computer to the magic of the internet, we’ve got you covered. No more feeling lost in tech talk; this Functional Skills – IT course breaks things down, making them super easy to grasp. So, whether you want to know about the latest software or how a computer really works, hop on board. We’re here to turn those confusing tech terms into plain and simple language just for you.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamental building blocks and components of Information Technology.
  • Differentiate between various hardware devices and the role of operating systems.
  • Recognise the significance of software applications and the essence of networking.
  • Grasp the principles of IT security, traffic flow, and enterprise-level components.
  • Familiarise with storage solutions, database structures, and the expanding world of cloud services.


Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz-based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately, and results will be published instantly.

After completing the course, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for the paper version or £10 for both. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

 Who is This course for?

  • Individuals keen on deepening their IT knowledge.
  • New entrants into the tech industry.
  • Managers or business owners wishing to understand their IT infrastructure.
  • Teachers or trainers aiming to update their tech curriculum.
  • Students considering a future career in IT or related fields.


  • This course is available to all learners of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be 16 or over to undertake the course.
  • A strong grasp of English, numeracy, and ICT is necessary for enrollment in this course.

Career Path: 

  • IT Support Specialist: £20,000 – £30,000 per annum
  • Network Administrator: £25,000 – £40,000 per annum
  • Database Manager: £30,000 – £50,000 per annum
  • Security Analyst: £35,000 – £55,000 per annum
  • Cloud Solutions Architect: £50,000 – £70,000 per annum
  • IT Manager: £40,000 – £60,000 per annum.

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Unit 1: Introduction 00:01:00
Unit 2: Course Outline 00:06:00
Section 2: Information Technology
Unit 1: Facts about Information Technology (IT) 00:05:00
Unit 2: What is Information Technology & How IT Works 00:02:00
Section 3: Components of IT
Unit 1: IT Components 00:02:00
Section 4: Hardware
Unit 1: What is Hardware 00:02:00
Unit 2: Examples of Computer 00:02:00
Unit 3: Computer Hardware Manufacturers 00:04:00
Unit 4: Hardware Jobs 00:05:00
Section 5: Operating System
Unit 1: What is Operating System 00:02:00
Unit 2: Examples of Operating System 00:08:00
Unit 3: Operating System Jobs 00:10:00
Unit 4: OS Tools Related Jobs 00:02:00
Section 6: Application/Software
Unit 1: What is Application/Software 00:03:00
Unit 2: Software Building Tools and Languages 00:03:00
Unit 3: Software/Application Building Jobs 00:03:00
Unit 4: Software/Application User Jobs 00:03:00
Section 7: Networking
Unit 1: What is Computer Networking 00:02:00
Unit 2: Computer Network Companies 00:02:00
Unit 3: Network Jobs 00:05:00
Section 8: Security
Unit 1: What is Computer Security 00:02:00
Unit 2: Security Companies 00:01:00
Unit 3: Security Jobs 00:03:00
Section 9: Traffic Flow & Enterprise Level IT Components
Unit 1: How Information Flow within IT 00:02:00
Unit 2: Enterprise Level IT Components 00:02:00
Section 10: Storage
Unit 1: What is Storage 00:05:00
Unit 2: Storage Companies and Technologies 00:02:00
Unit 3: Jobs in Storage 00:02:00
Section 11: Database
Unit 1: What is Database 00:02:00
Unit 2: Database Type and Technologies 00:04:00
Unit 3: Database Jobs 00:02:00
Section 12: Virtualisation & Cloud
Unit 1: What is Virtualisation 00:03:00
Unit 2: What is Cloud Technology 00:02:00
Unit 3: Virtualisation and Cloud Companies 00:02:00
Unit 4: Virtualisation and Cloud Jobs 00:02:00
Section 13: Management & Other IT Jobs
Unit 1: IT Management Jobs 00:03:00
Unit 2: Other IT Jobs 00:09:00