Introduction to Working in Admin – Level 1

Level: Level 1

Start date: 01 October 2019

End date: 10 December 2019

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Fee: Free

Venue: Finsbury Library (ICSC)

Introduction to Working in Admin – Level 1


Who is the course for?

Anyone who would like to work in an office environment or in a reception area which requires good business skills.


How long is the course?

1 session per week for 10 weeks. The session is usually between 2 ½ and 3 hours


What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You are expected to be able to write and communicate at a minimum entry level 3. We can arrange a literacy assessment if you are not sure. No other experience is necessary


What will the course cover and what should I be able to do by the end of it?

On this course you will learn about the skills required to work in an office environment including using office equipment such as a computer for producing documents and touch typing; a printer; scanner and a photocopying machine. You will also learn about office duties and procedures such as health and safety and working with others. You will be expected to gain knowledge and understanding of these areas in order to achieve the course requirements.


Will I get a qualification?

Yes, this is a level 1 accredited course. You will receive a National Open College Network (NOCN) qualification


What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

You may be given homework activities like research or watching a video clip. You will also have the opportunity to attend our Drop-In sessions if you need support with using a computer. Sometimes we arrange a visit by a local employer to talk about what it is like to work in their business, though this is usually done during regular class times.


How will my progress be assessed?

There is no exam, however there will be on-going assessments by your tutor and you will be given a series of activities/worksheets to complete which will contribute towards your portfolio of evidence needed to meet the assessment criteria for the course. The course will also include a variety of teaching methods including group work, discussions and practical activities. Your tutor will explain in more detail once you join the course.


What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You can progress onto another level 1 Vocational and Employment Skills course from our Preparing to Work in range, i.e., Preparing to Work in Hospitality and Catering or Preparing to Work in Care. You may also find yourself closer to moving into employment as a result of being on the course. See our brochure for more details.


Are there any costs and what do I need to bring?

The course is free and handouts will be provided but you will find it useful to bring along your own pen and a notebook.


What support is available?

You will receive one to one support from your tutor throughout the course but we will also talk to you about any other support needs you may have