Computer Skills for Work

Ref: C2421095

This course allows learners to further their skills and knowledge in using Excel spreadsheets, You will learn to use the most commonly used Microsoft Office software as well as to prepare to carry out simple to advanced ICT tasks. The purpose of this course is to teach learners to identify spreadsheet terminology and concepts; create formulas and functions; use formatting features; and generate charts/graphs. Use PowerPoint to create presentation slides to help learners who need to do presentation in interviews and learners will learn the skills needed in Word processing, creating letters using mail merge create forms and some advance skills and knowledge.

Course aim

This course is intended to help you develop further skills in using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint for presentation and Word processing

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Use formulas in Excel, sum, absolute, IF statements and more
  • Naming cells and working within more than 1 workbooks
  • PowerPoint for presentation
  • Word Processing to create mail merge letters and forms
  • Inserting documents into existing document

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

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • It would be useful if you can bring along a folder to store your work files and pen for taking notes and maybe a memory stick to store saved worked you created.

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
  • 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

Download full course information sheet

Computer Skills for Work

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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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