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IT User Skills in Microsoft Office

If you don’t want to study the full course, individual units can be studied.

Course Name 
IT User Skills in Microsoft OfficeAvailable for Enquiries
User skills in Microsoft course
Course Details
Level Level 2
Start Date Flexible - enrolling all year round
Duration 40 weeks
Mode of Study Part time
Offering Code
 
Course Overview

This is a flexible, informal, workshop-style course, which is offered in a dedicated IT room with up-to-date software.

This course aims to enhance your knowledge and competence in using Microsoft Office applications. This course is ideal for those who work with IT within their current job role and for those who are looking to further develop their existing skills in IT, using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.

To complete this Level 2 course, you will need a basic level of knowledge and experience in using the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

If you don’t want to study the full course, individual units can be studied.

What you will Study

Improving Productivity Using ICT (Mandatory Unit) - learn to plan and review the use of appropriate IT systems and software

Word Processing Software - covers creating, editing, and formatting text files according to a house style, importing data from other applications and using numeric and tabular data, images and graphs

Spreadsheet Software - develop skills in using complex formulae and functions to analyse and interpret data using a variety of charts and graphs

Database Software - learn to modify simple, non-relational databases, create queries using multiple selection criteria and create reports

Presentation Software - gain greater familiarity with presentation software including the use of complex presentations and slide show techniques.

How you will be Assessed

As you work through the learning package your tutor will check your work thus ensuring you are learning the correct techniques. Mocks tests are undertaken after all learning techniques have been achieved.

Your tutor will discuss your progress with you and together you will agree a date for when you will take your certification tests. This will be during your normal workshop attendance hours.

Entry Requirements It is essential that you can use a mouse and keyboard and there will be an initial assessment to determine which level you will start on.
Attendance Expectations

40 x 3hr sessions (for full qualification)

12 x 3hr sessions (for individual units)


Fee Information

These fees relate to 21/22

Enrolment Fee: £695, Single Unit Enrolment Fee: £155

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Further Study If you’re looking for a career in computing or IT, a great first step would be to look at our Access to Higher Education (Computing Pathway).
How to Apply

Please complete and return a part-time application form, you will then be invited in to do the assessment and discuss the course options available to you.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Diane Keegan by email; d.keegan@wakefield.ac.uk or the Course Information team on 01924 789111 if you would like to discuss your options before applying.

Open Events

To see our upcoming Open Events and to sign-up for priority entry, please click here:  https://www.wakefield.ac.uk/college-life/events/

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Information last amended: 14 April 2022 11:27

Forthcoming Open Events
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Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 19 November, 2022

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22
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05.00pm, Wednesday, 22 February, 2023

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10.00am, Saturday, 17 June, 2023

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