Next Steps in ICT Skills for Office Work
Business & Professional
What is the course about?
If you would like to enhance your skills in order to work in an office environment, this course is ideal for you. Developing key skills in administration and Microsoft Office, you will boost your skills and confidence in preparation for an office-based job role.
Why should I choose the course?
This course will enhance your current skills and allow you to develop the ICT skills needed to work in an office. Learning from our friendly and knowledgeable tutors, you will develop a range of valuable skills which can be applied to various office environments.
What will I learn?
You will develop your office administration skills, including Microsoft Office software, to give you an insight into the skills necessary to work in a modern office environment. You will learn:
Word: build and use templates to create documents, using headers and footers, inserting graphics, letter writing, editing, formatting, and layout.
PowerPoint: inserting text boxes and formatting text to improve the appearance of slides. Using tables to display data, using animated pictures for visual impact, and proof checking/correction tools.
Excel: creating a spreadsheet from a range of data figures, creating graphs and pie charts, colour coding charts and graphs, cutting and pasting charts to Power Point slides.
Administrative duties: identify and put in to practice a range of administration duties including photocopying, printing, filing and organising, making and receiving phone calls, arranging appointments and meetings, and overall expectations of working in an office environment.
You will be assessed informally by the tutor and you will have the opportunity to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan. You will also complete a mini portfolio of assessments, handouts, and exercises. You will be observed and coached throughout.
What will the course lead on to?
After completing this course, you could progress on to various part-time adult courses to develop your skills further. Please speak to our Learner Services Team for more information on course options.
Are there any links with industry and university?
You will gain employability skills by completing this course.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.
What are the entry requirements?
You must be aged over 19 and have an interest in the subject area. No previous qualifications are needed to enrol on this course, however basic IT and keyboard and mouse skills would be beneficial.
What are my funding options?
For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no additional costs associated with this course.
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