IT Fundamentals

This course provides both a conceptual and practical awareness and understanding of the fundamentals of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It fosters an appreciation of the importance of ICT and the various ways it can be experienced or used to facilitate and benefit everyday home, work and social lives. These basic builing blocks of digital literacy are useful transferable skills in employability or a guide to further specialised study in an IT career.

Module 1 : Course Introduction - 8 hours.

The importance of this course, instructor and learner’s itroduction.

Module 2 - What is IT and why use it - 8 hours.

Defining Information Technology and showcasing through examples.

Module 3 - Exploring different areas of IT - 8 hours.

Different areas of IT, examples of careers and skills that can be acquired.

Module 4 - The basics of hardware - 8 hours.

Computers and their components

Module 5 - Understanding the basics of software - 8 hours.

Exploring word processing, presentation, media and other software.

Module 6 : Data & data processing - 8 hours.

How data is acquired, stored, processed and output?

Module 7 - Multimedia data creation - 8 hours.

Processes and tools used to create various media.

Module 8 - Creating software - 8 hours.

Processes and tools used to create application software.

Module 9 - Using the Web - 8 hours.

Processes and tools used to create application software.

Module 10 - Final Project - 8 hours.

Practical application of the skills acquired and development of portfolio.

Manuella Essaka


Manuella has a Masters in Natural Language Processing, basically Computer Science and Linguistics and has been working in IT for over 25 years, including at the University of Manchester for 18 years and in the commercial world until she went full-time freelance.

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Harness your best assets and your own learning styles
Strengthen your IT literacy
Rank your efforts with points, badges and awards
Receive tailored support from industry experts
Check yourself with personality, diagnostic, self and summative tests
Prepare and be 100% ready with mock exams
Enjoy the variety of interactivity & Multimedia material
Learn from practicing industry experts with over 20 years experience
Build your own portfolio with practical work and a summative project
Refresh your CV / resume with professional flair

This Programme’s Target Audience

This programme is a 360 introduction to the basics of IT designed for:

  • people who use some, little or no¬† IT but want to get the foundations to understand what it is they use, what other people are talking about, in particular IT sales and support.]
  • people who want to kickstart their careers in IT, prviding them with the fundamentals and the route to further, more specialised IT options
  • people who use IT daily for work or socially or even at home but might need to fill the gaps for
  • people who want to better their careers in any other discipline, yes even medicine or accounting, by learning some widely recognised transferable skills

Whether you are looking to start or perfect your IT, this programme will give you the basic digital literacy required to master the awareness, understanding and practice of the fundamentals of IT.

Tools used

Word PROCESSORS, Presentation tools, Web tools including browsers, search engines, SEO tools, content management systems in particular WordPress, e-learning tools, e-commerce software, video editors in particular movie maker, graphic tools such as paint and many more…

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