This course is being taught online during the Summer 2020 Term.
This course will build on your current knowledge and teach you more advanced skills in Microsoft Word, the internet and using your PC within the workplace.
By the end of the course you'll be able to do:
- Advanced Word formatting, including creating, editing and organising content in tables
- Introduction to Microsoft Excel including using basic formulas
- Introduction PowerPoint including making a basic presentation
- Send and receive email attachments
- Complete online forms to access services
- Basic troubleshooting when things do wrong
- Online safety including, data protection and handling, and workplace acceptable use policies.
This course maps to National Standards for Essential Digital Skills at approximately Level 1 and 2 and covers:
- Using devices and handling information. This skills area covers a basic understanding of hardware, software, operating systems and commonly used applications.
- Creating and editing, learn to create and edit word and email documents
- Communicating, students to demonstrate an understanding of electronic communications, such as email and video calls.
- Transacting, completing online forms for shopping or services. Comply with digital verification checks, and purchase an item or service online.
- Being safe and responsible online, understand the importance of digital wellbeing, privacy and online safety and understanding the psychological health risks of online activity
You'll complete individual practical tasks in class using a computer. There will be class discussions to help you understand and share ideas, and you'll do some work in pairs or small groups. There will be homework assignments.
You should have completed the beginner course or have confidence using a computer to perform basic tasks such as creating a document in MS Word, browsing the internet and checking your email.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
Excel beginners or an accredited Digital Skills qualification at Level1 or above.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.