IT Skills - Word Processing Techniques

Ref: C2338954

A practical and flexible way of improving your ICT skills using Office 2010. Work towards Individual New Clait Units such as File Management and PowerPoint and Improve your Skills on Word Processing techniques such as Mailmerge and advanced Word Processing skills. 80% minimum attendance is essential.

Course aim

IT Skills and Word processing Techniques such as File Management and PowerPoint. Also included are units such as Mail merge and In-depth Word Processing skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • For level 1 you need good basic computer skills or an entry level 3 qualification.

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

  • New Clait File Management Unit
  • New Clait PowerPoint Unit
  • Word Processing Skills I
  • Mailmerge I
  • Business Presentations I

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
  • Students will be provided with a folder to store handouts and notes. A notebook would be useful too.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • Practical tasks, written and verbal feedback from your tutor, completing practice assessments, Internal WEA assessment and student diary.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • To improve your ICT skills using Office 2010. Work towards Individual New Clait Units such as File Management and PowerPoint and Improve your Skills on Word Processing techniques 80% minimum attendance is essential.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Essential materials e.g. books and equipment to be provided by the student Students will be provided with a folder to store handouts and notes. A notebook would be useful, too.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Level 2 - IT Skills - Word Processing Techniques

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IT Skills - Word Processing Techniques Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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