Microsoft Office Skills - Word and Powerpoint Beginners

Ref: C2342146

The topics covered in this course will be: getting familiar with the computer, hardware and software, identifying the icons, use of the mouse and keyboard skills. You will use Microsoft Word to create, save and format documents. You will learn how to use PowerPoint to create presentations and run slide shows to be able to present to an audience. Learn how to insert images to your documents and presentations to enhance them.

Course aim

You will gain confidence in creating documents, saving, printing, editing and formatting, inserting pictures and improving document presentation. You will be able to create simple PowerPoint presentations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • No skills or experience is needed although you will progress at a quicker pace if you already have mouse and keyboard skills.

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

  • Create a document, using the mouse and keyboard and be able to save and print it.
  • Insert and image to a document.
  • Format a document, set the page margins and orientation.
  • Use PowerPoint to create slides in a presentation.
  • Use first level and second level bullets, insert images and use footers.

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
  • 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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A notebook and pen to make notes while you are learning.

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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Microsoft Office Skills - Word and Powerpoint Beginners

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

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