IT Skills - Word Processing Techniques

Ref: C2339817

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 Mail-merge and advanced word processing skills. 80% minimum attendance is essential.

Course aim

IT Skills and Word processing Techniques such as File Management and PowerPoint. Students will be able to create documents using a variety of applications such as Microsoft Word and Power Point and includes levels 1, 2 and 3.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • 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:

  • Understand the New Clait File Management Unit.
  • Understand the New Clait PowerPoint Unit.
  • Understand Word Processing Skills I.
  • Understand Mail-merge I.
  • Understand 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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Keyboard practicing at home to improve your speed.

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
  • 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 3 word processing.

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IT Skills - Word Processing Techniques

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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