Thinking about working in an office

Ref: C3742801

This taster session will help you identify some administration & receptionist skills that you already have and the ones that need to be developed in order to get a job in an office. It will also give you an idea of what you are going to learn in a longer OfficeAdministration course with the WEA.

Course aim

This taster session will help you decide if you are interested in an office job and whether you would like to do a longer course with the WEA.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Name some routine task undertaken by administrators
  • List some skills and qualities required for working in an office
  • Explain how treating visitors politely and in a positive way benefits the organisation
  • Reflect on their own personal development and how their personal skills can be improved

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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

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Thinking about working in an office

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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