stands for Computer Literacy And Information
Technology and the CLAIT scheme has
been running successfully since 1984.
who wishes to be able to use computers and Information
Technology. This scheme also provides a broad basis for those
intending to go on to specialised or more advanced studies.
scheme sets out to assess the candidate's ability to use
computers and Information Technology effectively in a range of
applications through the completion of practical tasks. This
is called competence based assessment. All students normally
cover the following applications:
students may also have the opportunity to cover further
applications such as:
representation of Data
tutor will advise you as to which applications you will be
covering but it will depend upon
length of your course
own individual progress
software at your disposal
is by means of practical assignments. You will be given lots
of practice before you attempt the actual assignment.
Assignments are marked by the Local Assessor (normally your
tutor). At the end of your course, the assignments are sent to
the RSA for external assessment. To qualify for any Element of
Certification, candidates must satisfy the RSA Marking Co-ordinator
in all the Assessment Objectives and Performance Criteria
achieve a Certificate denoting a Pass at Stage 1, candidates
must qualify for all the Elements of Certification in at least
three applications. Candidates who qualify for one or more
Elements of Certification in less than three applications will
be awarded a profile certificate listing all the Elements in
which they have demonstrated competence.
Fees - free for a limited period
a one time registration Fee of £15.40 which includes £1.00
local administration costs. Students are advised to register
early on in their training if they require their certificates
on completion of the course, as there are some administrative
delays involved in general processing.