IT Skills for Work (Accredited)

Level: Level 1

Start date: 15 January 2018

End date: 26 March 2018

Day: Monday

Time: 1 - 3.30pm

Fee: Free

Venue: Arsenal - 020 7704 4500


Who is the course is for?

Anyone who would like to use a variety of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to develop skills for work.

How long is the course?

1 session per week for 8 – 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?

The aim of this programme enhances the current skills and knowledge of learners that have completed at least 3 Microsoft applications at level 1.   By the end of this course you will be able to plan the use of appropriate IT systems and software to meet requirements.  Use IT systems and software efficiently to complete planned tasks.  Review the selection and use of IT tools to make sure the work activities are successful.

Will I get a qualification?

Yes, this is an accredited course. You will receive a Level 1, Open College Network – London Region (OCNLR) qualification

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

You may be given homework activities and have the opportunity to attend our Drop-In sessions if you need additional support   or access to a computer – see flyer for details

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?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto any Microsoft Office suite of courses at Level 2 or ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) subject to initial assessment results.

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

The course is free and handouts will be provided but you will need to bring along your own pen, note book and a ring binder (folder).

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. You can also attend our study support sessions to practice.