IT qualifications

City and Guilds Computerised Accounts level 1
This is the basic course in using a Sage accountancy package. The aim was to see if this would be easier to use than the spreadsheet that I had set up to keep the accounts as a self-employed person.

EGuide training
This training was provided by the National Institute for Adult and Community Education (NIACE). The aim was to learn more about ways of including technology into learning from developing a complete online learning experience to ways of using particular equipment or software in a classroom setting.

Post Graduate Diploma Multimedia Applications
I started a part-time MSc course at University of Teesside in 2000 but for a variety of reasons I did not complete the project in the final year. However I did complete all the taught modules for the course which provided a good basis for the things that I have done in relation to providing online learning.
The taught modules completed were

  • Computer Technologies
  • Multimedia Design
  • Visual and Sound Effects
  • Business On Line
  • Web Authoring and the Internet
  • Multimedia Objects
  • Courseware Design
  • Multimedia Project Management

Online courses with HTML Writers Guild
This organisation offers a large number of online courses that last from 4 to 8 weeks. The following courses have been taken.

  • JavaScript level 1
  • Creating Accessible Web sites
  • DreamWeaver part 1
  • Cascading Style Sheets level 1
  • HTML level 1

Into Programming (Visual Basic) University of Teesside Summer College
This course is accredited by OCN at level 3. It covered basic aspects of designing a computer program that is to be used by a third party such as use case diagrams and designing a user interface. The emphasis was to create a good design and then to use Visual Basic to create the program.

City and Guilds 7261-324 Installing and Maintaining a Microcomputer System Level 2
Bishop Auckland College 2000

NCFE Building a Computer level 1
Bishop Auckland College 2000

City and Guilds 7261-441 Relational  Database Methods and Programming Level 3

Bishop Auckland College 2000

City and Guilds 7261-442 Spreadsheet Methods Level 3
Bishop Auckland College 2000

RSA Advanced Diploma in Information Technology
Graduate Into Enterprise North East 1995
I did this as part of a Return to Work course and only used a fraction of the work done on that course to prepare the portfolio for this qualification. I look back in amazement at the amount of material actually covered. It has given me an excellent grounding in IT.