National Certificate: Information Technology: End User Computer - 61691

Level: 3
SAQA ID: 61691
LP: 49077
MICT Seta: LPA/00/2014/01/3154
Learnership Duration: 12 Months
Credits: 130
Contact Days: Customise to client-specific needs and learner experience/level
Target Market: Learners already employed or new learners entering the workplace, requiring End User Computing skills. The unit standards of this qualification may be added to other industry qualifications to provide an End User Computing focus with comparison, choice, interpretation and the application of knowledge.

Recommended entry requirements

Learners should be competent in the following:

  • Communication at NQF level 2
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 2
Purpose

The purpose of the qualification is to build the knowledge and skills required by learners in End User Computing. It is intended to empower learners to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment in the South African community and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment. 

The qualification addresses the need in the workplace for nationally recognised qualifications, based on unit standards, which will allow learners with workplace experience in End User Computing to obtain recognition for prior learning. 

The qualification provides a framework for learners to develop skills that will enable them to become competent in End User Computing. It introduces theoretical concepts of End User Computing and requires the application thereof, to develop a range of skills that will enable learners to be better-informed workers in their chosen industry. It provides a balanced learning experience that lays the foundation for access to further education, lifelong learning and to productive employment. 

A qualifying learner will be able to:

  1. Competently apply the knowledge, techniques and skills of End User Computing applications in the workplace.
  2. Understand the impact and use Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in an organisation and society.
  3. Improve Communication by combining communication skills with End User Computing skills.
  4. Improve the application of mathematical literacy in the workplace, by better utilising applicable End User Computing Applications
Qualification rules

Qualification rules

This qualification requires a total of 130 credits as listed below:

 

Fundamental component:

Fundamental: all 47 credits

 

Core component:

Core: all 56 credits

 

Elective component:

Elective unit standards totalling a minimum of 27 credits needs to be completed

Exit level outcomes

On completion of this qualification, the learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of applying Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based Word Processing Application skills in the Workplace. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of applying Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based Presentation Application skills in the Workplace.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Spreadsheet Application skills in the Workplace. 
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Electronic Mail Application skills in the Workplace. 
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of applying GUI-based Web Browser Application skills in the Workplace. 
  6. Improve Communication by combining communication skills with End User Computing skills.
  7. Improve the application of mathematical literacy in the workplace, by better utilising End User Computing Applications. 
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of Information Communications and Technology (ICT) in an organisation and the impact it has on societies.

In addition to the above, unit standards will be utilised to provide depth of specification of the outcomes ranges and the assessment criteria and processes