Introduction to office, administration and computer skills

Ref: C3743499

This introductory course covers general administrative support and interpersonal communication. Students learn to work as part of a team and adapt to a changing office environment. Some administrative assistant tasks are introduced, including completing correspondence, answering phones and receiving visitors.

Course aim

This introductory course will help you develop some administration & receptionist skills, ICT skills and increase your confidence in getting a job in an office.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Use correct language, grammar and tone to respond to correspondence
  • Create a simple PowerPoint presentation
  • Type in data into a cell of a spreadsheet
  • Take minutes using a template

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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Introduction to office, administration and computer skills

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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