IT Workshop: working toward ITQ

Ref: C2338315

Learn new or improve existing IT skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher and Windows 10. Work at your own pace from build-up exercises with the guidance of an experienced tutor. There is an option to progress to the ITQ Award either taking a Word or Excel Level 1 unit exam (subject to passing a practice test first).

Course aim

This course is to build on knowledge acquired from the Computing for Beginners Course and develop further the student's ability to use a range of different software applications effectively for wellbeing or employment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Students should have either already attended the Computing for Beginners course or have equivalent knowledge of basic computer use.

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

  • Develop learners knowledge of standard IT hardware and their ability to operate equipment safely and correctly.
  • Learners knowledge developed over a range of different software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher, Email) and their ability to use them effectively to complete tasks.
  • Develop learners ability to manage documents and data in a variety of applications.
  • Develop learners knowledge and skills in contexts that are directly relevant to community engagement, employment situations or further study.
  • Demonstrate commitment and reliability by attending at least 7 of the 10 classes.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Practice and review of handouts between sessions is helpful. Due to time limitations those wishing to take an exam may need to concentrate more on one unit rather than a variety in class.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • Practical computer tasks to help build on your computer knowledge, for exam practice or recognise future learning needs.

What else do I need to know?

  • Folder for handouts and access to computer with internet to practice on would be good.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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IT Workshop: working toward ITQ 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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