Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint
This course is aimed at people with a reasonable level of computer skills who want to learn how to use Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
This course is aimed at people with a reasonable level of computer skills who want to learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Who is the course for?
Students should be able to use a mouse to navigate around a Windows desktop and have sufficient typing skills to be able to type in a reasonable time. They should be familiar with using Windows.
What topics will this course cover
1. Overview of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2. Basic Word processing (Microsoft Word) 3. Basic spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) 4. Basic presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint)
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. Create new, simple MS Word documents 2. Create new, simple MS Excel spreadsheets 3. Create new, simple MS PowerPoint presentations 4. Open and navigate MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will receive verbal feedback through course related tasks and written feedback in their individual learning records about their progress.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Students should bring a notebook and folder for making notes and storing handouts.
Reading and information sources
Students should satisfy themselves before attending the course that they can use a mouse to navigate around a Windows desktop and have sufficient typing skills to be able to type in a reasonable time.
What could the course lead to?
The course will provide a good base to move on to other ICT Courses that develop your skills further and study/research for higher education. The skills learned will also prove useful in supporting involvement in community activities, personal interest, job hunting and home use of a computer. The tutor can provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA and other local providers.
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This course is not available for online enrolment.
Please call 0115 962 8400 to enquire about enrolling on this course.