Office made easy

Ref: C3840342

A computer course for learners who have fairly good knowledge/ experience of using computers, designed to enhance skills in using MS Office components i.e. Word, Publisher, Excel and Powerpoint.

Course aim

To enhance skills in using MS Office components i.e. Word, Publisher, Excel and Powerpoint.

Who is the course for?

reasonable level of basic computer use

What topics will this course cover

• health and safety issues and awareness • Using Word to create, edit and design documents • Create publications using Publisher • Create presentations using Powerpoint • Create Spreadsheets and Graphs and Charts using Excel

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. Use MS Word to create different types of documents 2. Use Publisher to create publications 3. Use Powerpoint to create and present slide shows 4. Use Excel to create Spreadsheets and Graphs & Charts 5. Identify how the skills developed during the course can help them in a 1) work related and 2) personal capacity

How will I know I'm making progress?

On-going, 1:1 Tutorials, End of the course assessment and feed-back

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

You will be provided with a memory stick for use in the class, but it would be advantageous if you could bring your own to saving home work etc.

Reading and information sources

Centre prepared hand-outs and booklets

What could the course lead to?

The learners could progress onto other advanced Computer courses with WEA or other providers e.g. Desk-top publishing, Spreadsheets, Powerpoint etc..

Download full course outline

Office made easy Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.


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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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