OCR Text and Word Processing

Ref: C2337535

Develop core document presentation skills at an appropriate level, including business presentations, text production, mailmerge and legal text processing, providing you with the essential skills required in today’s business environment.

Course aim

To produce a range of routine business documents (such as letters, reports and tables) whilst making effective use of word processing software. A range of modules are studied at 3 levels: entry, level 1 and 2. These combine to make Certificates or Diplomas.

Who is the course for?

Entry Level 3

What topics will this course cover

A range of skills and knowledge will be covered, appropriate to the level and may include: • Speed development • File management • Display and formatting of a range of business documents, e.g. letters, notices, reports and articles • Business presentations • Mail merge • Legal text processing • Working from handwritten and typewritten drafts • Using a range of word processing functions on MS Office Module options will be discussed and agreed with your tutor. Further details can be found under Courses at www.wea101.org

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Develop accurate touch typing skills at level 1 2. Discuss and agree an appropriate selection of modules that enables you to work towards external assessment for a Certificate or Diploma at entry level, level 1 or level 2 3. Practice, at an agreed level, the timely and accurate production of a range of business documents, following formatting and display instructions 4. Use word processing or presentation software efficiently, at an agreed level, to produce accurate documents 5. Practise proof reading skills to check that own work does not contain spelling or grammar errors

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback from tutor, development of own proof reading skills, accurate display of a range of business documents, completion of practice past papers, external assessments (offered at the end of each course). Regular attendance is essential for students to be entered for examinations. Examination fees of approximately £15-£19 per module for text and word processing apply and must be paid by the individual or a claim submitted to the Discretionary Student Support Fund.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Students will be provided with a wallet folder to store hand-outs and own notes, as well as to store writing materials. A memory stick would be useful, too.

Reading and information sources

Students will be provided with a wallet folder to store hand-outs and own notes, as well as to store writing materials. A memory stick would be useful, too.

What could the course lead to?

Your tutor will supply practice tasks and past examination papers Text and word processing books are available from: www.amazon.co.uk

Download full course outline

OCR Text and Word Processing Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0115 962 8400 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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