Word & PowerPoint

Ref: C2341198

This course is aimed at people with a reasonable level of computer skills who want to learn the basics of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations. Each subject in sufficient depth to enable students to use the basics of each programme but it is intended to provide the student with sufficient information to consider future learning options and work focus.

Course aim

This course is aimed at people with a reasonable level of computer skills who want to learn the basics of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Have a working overview of the functions and main features of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Be able to create, format and store a simple document (including posters) in Microsoft Word
  • Create a simple PowerPoint presentation including importing pictures, shapes and tables in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Be able to find suitable media (photos, sounds videos) on the internet and download them to your 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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if students bring a notebook and folder for making notes and storing handouts.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Students should satisfy themselves before attending the course that they can use a mouse and have sufficient typing skills.

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Word & PowerPoint

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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