Introduction to Google Documents

Ref: C2419339

The course covers the essential techniques for using Google Docs, which allows you to learn the basics of Word, Spreadsheet and PowerPoint. This course is for anyone who has used a computer before and wish to increase their knowledge and skills in using Office Apps, some mouse and keyboard skills are required. You can be a complete beginner in using Google Docs. You will learn the basics to get you started in all applications. You will develop your existing skills and gain new ones. This course will give you an insight into how all 3 programs operate and using Google Drive.

Additional information about this course

Enrolment and assessment to be held at Stebon Primary School on Thursday 14th of September 2017 @ 1.00pm

Course aim

The course is designed to introduce the 3 main packages in using Google Docs – Word Processing, Spreadsheet and PowerPoint.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Creating and editing documents
  • Formatting documents: change line spacing, change font size/style, colour use headers and footers
  • Use basic formulas
  • Create presentations
  • Save documents

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Bring along a folder for handouts and pen

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

Download full Course information sheet

Introduction to Google Documents


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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