Introduction to ICT - WrITe On

Ref: C3840270

This is a WEA embedded programme for ICT and basic literacy to support students who wish to improve their confidence and skills to help them find work.

Course aim

To give students skills needed to understand and use MS Word confidently

Who is the course for?

This course is for students with little knowledge of MS Word and want to improve their basic MS skills .

What topics will this course cover

The course will give students confidence in using MS Word and cover basic word processing and literacy skills.

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.Know the basic MS Word Icons and what they do 2. Use the keyboard in MS Word 3.Make changes to text confidently e.g. size, font type, font size 4.Insert pictures in a MS Word document 5.Spell and grammar check a document

How will I know I'm making progress?

Regular written and one to one feedback

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


Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Further ICT and employability courses ESOL courses to develop language skills

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Introduction to ICT - WrITe On Course Outline


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  • 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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