TQUK Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

Qualification reference: 603/3646/8

Level: TQUK Level 2

  • Develop an understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas
  • Be awarded the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills* – a nationally recognised qualification, regulated by Ofqual in England
  • Available to study online via the EQUAL platform

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement. To complete this course access to a computer is essential and the Microsoft Office suite is required to complete the course.

Course overview

This course is designed to develop knowledge, understanding, and competence in various IT areas. It will encourage you to think about different ways IT can be utilized, introducing specific tools to enhance everyday life. You will learn to select the best software and tools for specific tasks, aiming to improve productivity and efficiency. The course covers the importance of IT security, addressing issues such as unwanted emails, spam, computer viruses, and firewalls. It also includes an introduction to presentation and spreadsheet software, with assessments on your understanding and use of these applications. Please note: Competency will be assessed through data files or screenshots of completed work.


Unit Breakdown

  • Using IT to increase productivity
  • IT software fundamentals
  • IT security for users
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software


To complete this course, access to a computer is essential, and a basic level of IT knowledge is recommended. Confidence in producing documents using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is beneficial, as these skills will be part of your assessment. While suitable for learners aged 14 and over, this course is not for beginners or those without regular computer access. Access to a computer and the Microsoft Office suite is required to complete the course.


Learners should be at least 16 to undertake this qualification.

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*TQUK registration fee applies – See Level and Qualifications