• By completing this unit candidates will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of how to create and use a database.

    Candidates will be able to:

    • Design a database to meet the needs of an organisation.
    • Construct a database according to a design
    • Interrogate a database
    • Create reports
    • Create a user interface
    • Test a database and make recommendations for improvements.
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  • By completing this unit candidates will develop the ability to create files in different software packages, including word processing or DTP, spreadsheet, database and presentation software.  They will communicate effectively using email and will search the internet efficiently for information.

    Candidates will be able to show that they understand:

    • good working practices, including the organisation of files using appropriate file and directory/folder names and the regular backing up of files
    • features of email software
    • methods of searching for information on the internet
    • methods of integrating different types of files into a document or presentation
    • the appropriate software to use for different tasks
    • methods of storing, retrieving and analysing data

    It is anticipated that a candidate will require 40 guided learning hours to complete this unit.

  • By completing this unit candidates will develop knowledge relating to the planning and creation of a multimedia website that is fit for purpose. Candidates will develop the skills to plan, design and implement a simple website using appropriate software.  They will develop an understanding of common concepts and features relating to the creation of webpages, webpage formatting and website structure.  They will be able to format the pages to create a house style, including creating hyperlinks, tables and forms.

    Candidates will also develop skills to include interactive elements, where appropriate.

    • design a multimedia website
    • create a multimedia website
    • create hyperlinks
    • create interactive elements
    • create a user form for capturing user feedback<
    • test a website and act on the findings
    • evaluate a website they have created

    It is anticipated that a candidate will require 40 guided learning hours to complete this unit.

  • By completing this unit candidates will develop the ability to appraise the features and techniques used in existing publications. They will use the knowledge and understanding gained to inform their planning and creation of a publication to meet the requirements of a client brief. Candidates will develop their skills in selecting appropriate components for a multi-page publication and will appreciate the advantages of creating page layouts for publications. They will learn to use a range of tools and techniques to assemble a publication using desktop publishing software. They will apply their acquired skills and creativity to import, integrate and manipulate a range of different files. Using their knowledge, understanding and skills they will check and prepare a publication for printing, evaluating its suitability for purpose and audience.

    Candidates must design and create a solution using desktop publishing software. The use of other types of software is not appropriate for this unit. The use of “wizards” or predefined design sets or templates is not permitted in this unit.

    Candidates will be able to:

    • plan a document to meet a given brief
    • create and apply style sheets
    • use graphics tools to create basic shapes
    • develop images for inclusion in a completed document
    • prepare publication for final print

    It is anticipated that a candidate will require 40 guided learning hours to complete this unit.

  • By completing this unit candidates will develop their knowledge of different types of graphics that can be used in web pages.

    Candidates will be able to:

    • research, collect and describe a range of existing graphics used on web pages
    • plan the production of a range of web graphics for a client
    • create a navigation bar
    • create a set of navigation buttons
    • create an advertising banner
    • present work to a client for a specific purpose, using a suitable format for display

    The use of pre-defined design sets or templates is not permitted in this unit.

    It is anticipated that a candidate will require 20 guided learning hours to complete this unit.

  • By completing this unit candidates will develop a knowledge and understanding of how to review, design, produce and test a short audio clip which is fit for purpose.

    Candidates will be able to:

    • review existing audio clips
    • plan an audio clip
    • create an audio clip
    • test the audio clip

    It is anticipated that a candidate will require 20 guided learning hours to complete this unit.

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