Functional Skills - ICT
Functional Skills qualifications are a set of capabilities designed to enable students to develop confidence and fluency in maths, English and information and communication technology (ICT) – a vital skillset to equip learners with the practical abilities to get the most out of their apprenticeship, employment, and everyday life.
Why are ICT Functional Skills important?
Functional skills are designed to give apprentices the basic knowledge they need to do well in both work and general life. Functional Skills are meant to be practical - so in ICT is present in most aspects of modern living; from mobile phones, tablets and smart technology through to enterprise applications. Many careers now include an element of technology, so it is imperative that individuals are familiar with how to use the various hardware and applications available.