Improve Your Microsoft Office Skills C

Ref: C3671964

An ICT course designed to build confidence working with Microsoft Office Applications enabling students to work independently and within a group. Students will be able to progress to new modules and higher levels within this class with individual support.

Course aim

To promote Social Purpose issues whilst using the computer. To learn new ICT skills and build on existing knowledge using Microsoft Office.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • A course designed for both beginners and those that want to update or build on existing knowledge. No prior experience needed.

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

  • Complete practical exercises to create Microsft Office documents
  • Enter and edit data with accuracy
  • Use formatting tools to construct documents layouts
  • Print hard copies for portfolio to provide evidence of learning and progression
  • Increase awareness of social issues through text content of some practical exercises

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
  • 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
  • Students will build their own portfolio of work. Hard copies of completed practical exercises will be printed throughout the course and the tutor will mark all work, giving students constructive written and verbal feedback.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to provide your own A4 folder to keep all course paperwork and a pen. The workpacks and other course materials will be provided by your tutor.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No prior knowledge required - All workpacks will be provided by the tutor

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 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
  • Many students completing this course have gained employment by building confidence working within a group as well as learning new skills using the computer.

Download full course outline

Improve Your Microsoft Office Skills C Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

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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