Computing Using Word and Publisher

Ref: C2523602

How much do you know about desktop publishing? Do you want to learn more about computer aided design, page layout, typography, graphics, prepress, and printing? This course will show you how to create your own documents and improve your computer skills.

Course aim

To teach students how to create and adapt documents for a range of different uses. Using Word and Publisher to write formal letters, and to make cards, calendars and posters.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

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

  • Create a table using MS Word and discuss its uses
  • Give three examples of some of the uses of desktop publishing.
  • Plan and produce at least three cards for a celebration, using MS Publisher.
  • Create a weekly planner using a MS Publisher template.
  • Recognise the safe use of the internet for research

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
  • Students are encouraged to save their work onto a flash drive

What else do I need to know?

  • Could students purchase a basic flash drive on to which they can save their work

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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Computing Using Word and Publisher Course Outline

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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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