Practical Data Processing (8966)

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015
The Elementary Certificate in Practical Data Processing will develop your skills in using standard data processing software to produce accurate and well-presented documents. For those interested in learning the basics of creating databases, the Intermediate Certificate in Practical Data Processing will provide the basic skills in this area.

Personnel records, stock records and general customer service are example topic areas covered in this qualifications.
Learners ranging from beginners (elementary level) with no experience of using a database to those with some knowledge of database (intermediate level), but wish to create databases, can take these qualifications . While no formal entry requirement is needed to take these qualifications, it is advised that you have some familiarity with a computer keyboard. And non-native English speakers should have at least intermediate level English.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Working with database packages is a key element of the qualification at all levels. By practising tasks in interrogating database records, handling user queries and presenting findings in a clear and concise manner, learners will cover all key objectives in the qualifications.

The qualification is assessed in a final exam by completing a City & Guilds set paper in a timed environment.

The appropriateness of a level to meet learner needs will depend on the familiarity with data processing software.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
Elementary Level 1: Tests your skills in operating database or record management software as relevant for commonly used business functions such as personnel records, stock records and general customer service.

Level 2
Intermediate Level 2: Tests your skills over a broader range of tasks in creating, maintaining and operating a database on computers as relevant for commonly used business functions such as personnel records, stock records and general customer service.

Tutors should be consulted for further advice.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A range of careers are open to you on completing the qualifications, such as:

  • Administrative roles
  • Office managers
  • General business-related functions.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To offer these qualifications it is advised that you are able to use industry standard software facilities with flexibility for varied hardware and software specifications.

Assessment for this qualification should be based on accuracy in transferring information from source document and in manipulating and printing of records.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 1

Elementary Level 1: Tests your skills in operating database or record management software as relevant for commonly used business functions such as personnel records, stock records and general customer service.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A range of careers are open to you on completing the qualifications, such as: administrative roles, office managers, and general business-related functions.

Elementary Certificate in Practical Data Processing (8966-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Elementary Certificate in Practical Data Processing

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  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Elementary Certificate in Practical Data Processing

  • Accreditation No: M/101/1621 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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