Develop Your Computer Skills 3

Ref: C3528260

This course will help you work towards a qualification in ICT by developing your skills and confidence in the use of Microsoft Office software packages: Excel and PowerPoint and integration.

Additional information about this course

Enrolment is via Reception Office, Carlton Centre, Carlton Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UA, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Tel: 01934 426442. All students must register with Carlton Centre. No session on 02/06/2016.

Course aim

To support students to develop/review knowledge and skills in using computers to get ready for further learning and work.

Who is the course for?

This is a targeted course aimed at students who are registered with the Carlton Centre. Students must have attended Basic and/or Intermediate ICT course at the Carlton Centre.

What topics will this course cover

Microsoft Excel (spreadsheets) - Levels 1 and 2 PowerPoint (presentations) - Levels 1 and 2 How to integrate different packages - Levels 1 and 2

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. Open and manipulate a variety of Excel spreadsheets 2. Open and manipulate a variety of PowerPoint slides 3. Identify different Microsoft Office software packages and choose appropriate package for a given task

How will I know I'm making progress?

Through completion of Student Learning Record, question & answer sessions, and mock tests.

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


Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

More advanced course (e.g. at local FE college) or ICT qualification ECDL through BCS (British Computer Society).

Download full course outline

Develop Your Computer Skills 3 Course Outline


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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