ICT Entry Level 1



This qualification aims to allow learners to work confidently, effectively and independently in life, by developing practical skills in ICT which can then be transferred across situations and contexts.

The Functional Skills qualifications in ICT at Entry Level (1, 2 and 3) are suitable for both young people and mature learners.

Learners who achieve at Entry 1 will have ICT abilities that range from the most elementary of achievements to beginning to make use of skills, knowledge or understanding that relate to the immediate environment.

Learners who achieve at Entry 2 will have ICT skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out simple, familiar tasks with guidance.

Learners who achieve at Entry 3 will have ICT skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out structured tasks in familiar contexts, with appropriate guidance where needed. It is also for learners who want to progress to level 1 but currently need greater support to achieve Level 1.



To be awarded the Functional Skills qualification in ICT at Entry Level 1, learners are required to successfully complete one mandatory unit: Information and Communication Technology.

This qualification has a set of performance standards based on three key areas:

  • Use of ICT systems;
  • Finding and selecting information;
  • Developing, presenting and communicating information.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for ICT Entry Level 1.  All candidates will take an initial Skills Assessment and Diagnostic test (online or paper- based) to assess the appropriate level of entry.

Learners registered on these qualifications shouldn’t undertake another qualification at the same time with the same or a similar title, as duplication of learning may affect funding eligibility.


Units and Assessment

  • Reading at Entry 1: Written
  • Writing at Entry 1: Written
  • Speaking, listening and communication at Entry 1: Written


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Functional Skills Qualification in ICT at Entry Level 1

Progression Opportunities

  • Functional ICT – Entry Level 2
  • Functional ICT – Entry Level 3
  • Functional ICT –  Level 1
  • Functional ICT – Level 2



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