Certificate in Computing Level 2

Get computer savvy!
Programme Name: Certificate in Computing Level 2

NZQA Approved, 18 weeks

Next Programme:

Nelson: Get ahead with 
Graham Bradley

Cost to you: NO FEES

Eligibility Requirements
Open to all NZ citizens and permanent residents, and Australian citizens, aged over 16, who are not already enrolled in a government sponsored training programme.  You will not be eligible to enrol in this programme if you have already completed a NZQA certificate programme of level 2 or above in any subject.

Entry Requirements
Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required.  You do not need to hold any other educational qualifications to enrol in this programme. 
Contact us or call us on 03-547 6138 for more help.

What will I get from this programme?
Kickstart your computer career with this introduction to basic computing programme.  The Certificate in Computing programme is designed for people looking to begin using computers or to increase their confidence using them.  The aim of the programme is to offer practical assistance rather than an academic approach to learning. 

This is a level 2 NZQA approved programme and is an introductory level programme. You will meet new people, and learn and practice new skills.  On successful completion of this programme, you will receive a certificate in recognition of the time and effort you have put in.

What do others say about this programme?
Learning how to use various programmes.  The friendly atmosphere in which the class was conducted.
Lance Langdon

The confidence I have gained in using and exploring programmes.  Learning the capabilities of the computer and the satisfaction in understanding and applying it.  And I've made a lovely new friend in my classmate.
Mary-Anne Hobbs

Meeting new people.  I really enjoyed all aspects of the course.  I thought that it would be a lot more difficult, but the kaiako (tutor) was very efficient with his instructions so it made life easier.  All of the different programmes we learned.  
Greg Williams 

What will I learn?
You’ll learn how to get started with your PC, through to creating documents, using the internet and website applications.  You’ll get to know the computer basics that you need for business and home life in the 21st century.  The programme consists of six modules:




Module 1
Hardware and Software
US 2780
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal computer system
US 2781
Manage and protect data in a personal computer system
US 2790
Use and maintain personal computer peripherals
This is an introduction to the various parts of a computer system, and what each part does.  You will learn what hardware is and what it does and what types of software there are and what the various "apps" do.
Module 2
Information Communication Technology
US 25662
Use digital communication technologies
US 20332
Use the internet for information retrieval in an organisation
This is an introduction to email and the internet.  You will learn how to use these, and understand what they can do for you.
Module 3
Business Applications
US 111
Use a word processor to produce documents
US 5957
Produce schematic diagrams using a computer application
US 2784
Create and use a simple computer spreadsheet to solve a problem
US 2786
Create and use a simple computer database to solve a problem
This is an introduction to some commonly used software by business.  You will learn the basics of MS Word (word processing for letters, and documents etc), MS Excel (spreadsheet for calculations etc) and MS Access (database for storing and manipulating information).
Module 4
Publishing and Web Design
US 2788
Produce a simple desktop published document to meet a set brief
US 18735
Create a simple website to meet the specifications of a given brief
This is an introduction to desktop publishing software such as Adobe Indesign and  MS Publisher.  You will learn how to produce professional looking brochures and newsletters.
Module 5
Graphics and Presentations
US 5940
Produce a presentation using a desktop presentation computer application
US 18735
Produce a media application for use on a communication device to meet a set brief
This is an introduction to presentation software such as MS Powerpoint.  You will learn how to produce dynamic presentations.
Module 6
Kaupapa Māori
Tikanga Māori
Noho Marae
This is a short compulsory Māori component. You will learn the basics of Māori culture. 

How much will it cost me?
Best of all, there are NO FEES.  There are no charges for students.  This is a fully funded government programme.  You will receive a range of quality resources required to complete the programme, also at no cost.

What resources and equipment will I get?
You will receive a range of quality resources including module books, and activity books.  Everything you need to complete the course will be provided.  You do not need your own computer - we will rpovide a computer for you to use in the classroom.

How and when will I be able to study?
The programme is part-time and class based. You will be part of a unique learning environment that is supportive, inclusive and interactive. Classes are held weekdays for the duration of the 18 weeks.
Where can I do this programme?
Classes will be held at our premises at 563 Main Road, Stoke, next to the Mobil station. 

What further opportunities are there?
From the Certificate in Computing Level 2 you could progress through to the Certificate in Computing Level 3.

Yes, I would like to attend the next enrolment session.

Unsure? Contact us or call us on 03-547 6138 for more help.