This module sets out essential concepts & skills relating to the use of devices, file creation & management, networks, & data security.


  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.

  • Start up and shut down a computer.

  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.

  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.

  • Create a simple document and print an output.

  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.

  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.

  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network.

  • Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data.

  • Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health.


  • Covers the key skills and main concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices, and software.

  • Certifies best practice in effective computer use.

  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.