ICT & Software Foundations

ICT & Software Foundations

End User Computing 3

Who should attend this course?

This Skills Development Programme is intended for:

  • Learners studying towards the National Certificate in Information Technology: End User Computing.
  • New learners entering the workplace requiring some End User Computing skills.
  • Learners already employed.


Developmental Learning Pathway

This programme is designed as the second entry-level qualification for the National Certificate in End User Computing.

After completing this programme the learner can follow the following pathway:

  • Business Applications Skills Development Programme (EUC4).
  • Data Management and Connectivity Skills Development Programme (ECU5).

After successfully completed the above mentioned programmes, the learner will qualify for the National Certificate in Information Technology: End User Computing (EUC).

EUC3 + EUC4 + EUC5 = EUC


National Learner’s Records Database (NLRD)

After achieving the outcomes of this qualification, the learner’s name will be entered into the NLRD so that future employers can verify the achievements of applicants for work.

› The total number of Credits for this Qualification is 43.


› This is equivalent to 430 Notional hours that need to be spent on this Qualification.


› This includes contact time, structured learning, workplace learning and self study (1 credit = 10 notional hours).


› More but not less time can be spent on this Qualification.

  • Learner must have skills gained at the further education and training band up to NQF level 2
  • Competent in End User Computing at NQF level 1

› Universal College Outcomes SA is under obligation by the South African Qualification Authority Act 1995 to be accredited by an Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) for SAQA accreditation.


› Because Universal College Outcomes SA is presenting short courses and programmes leading to qualifications in the FET band of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the SAQA accreditation proccess is with the QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupation).


QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupation)


Universal College Outcomes SA is provisionally accredited by the QCTO through the ETDP Seta, Accreditation Number ETDPS1123. UCO also has programme approval from the ETDP Seta (Approval Nr: ETDPS1123) , Services Seta (Approval No: 3782) and from MICT Seta (Approval No: LPA/00/2008/07/278).


″Learners must be aware that Universal College also offers a few Provider Programs that are not unit standard aligned. The courses are quality assured by the provider.”

Unit Standards

  • Concepts of Information & Communication Technology
  • Effect of Information & Communication Technology
  • Written Communication
  • Office Administration Level 1
  • Maintenance of Information & Communication Technology
  • MS Word Basic
  • MS PowerPoint Basic
  • MS Excel 2007 Basic
  • Concepts of Basic Calculations
  • Office Administration Level 2
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