Computer Skills for the Workplace

Ref: C2344706

A practical and flexible way of improving your ICT skills using Office 2010. You will work towards achieving individual New Clait and Clait Plus Units in a variety of Microsoft applications such as File Management and PowerPoint and improve your skills in basic and advanced Word processing techniques such as Mail-merge, Word Processing, Document Presentation and Speed skills. Students will be able to achieve Internal WEA Assessments. This course will increase your IT skills which in turn will help with your employability opportunities too.

Course aim

Improve your IT Skills and Word Processing Techniques by using packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel , Access 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 improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • For level 1 - you will need good keyboarding skills and have completed a basic computing course.

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

  • Demonstrate good understanding of the various packages available in Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have increased knowledge and confidence in the use of IT applications that could help towards progression into work.
  • Have increased confidence to think and work independently which could be transferable to a work environment.
  • Have improved mental health and well being by attending regularly and interacting with others in the class group.

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Practical tasks, written and verbal feedback from your tutor, completing practice assessments, internal WEA assessment and student diary.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • 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

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

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
  • Progresson onto Advanced Computer Skills for the Workplace

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Computer Skills for the Workplace

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions
  • I declare that the address I have provided is correct and that I will provide evidence of this and my eligibility to live and work in the UK

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