IT Skills - Word Processing Techniques - Level 2

Ref: C2342142

A practical and flexible way of improving your ICT skills using Office 2010. You will work towards achieving individual Clait Plus Units such as File Management and PowerPoint and improve your skills in word processing techniques such as mail-merge and advanced word processing skills.

Course aim

Improve your IT Skills and Word Processing Techniques by using packages such as File Management and PowerPoint. Students will be able to create documents using a variety of IT applications.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • For level 2 and 3 you need level 1 qualification.

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

  • Begin working towards understanding the Clait Plus File Management and Mailmerge level II
  • Begin working towards understanding the Clait Plus PowerPoint Unit.
  • Begin working towards understanding Document Presentation II
  • Begin working towards understanding Business Presentations II
  • Begin working towards Spreadsheets level II

How will I be taught?

  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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 using Typing Club - each student will have a log-in for this. It is really important for students to increase their speed for them to enable to pass Level II and III.

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you 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?

  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Students will be provided with a folder to store handouts and notes. Bringing 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
  • Progress from 2 to 3

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IT Skills - Word Processing Techniques - Level 2

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 2019
  • 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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