You should have completed the Computers for Beginners course or be working at least at Entry 2 level. Some experience with using Windows to locate and save files is essential.
The course will develop your current skills and focus on developing your confidence with a range of software. The course will cover the basics of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint. Depending on your starting points, we will work our way up to accomplishing more complex procedures. By end of the course, you should have a lovely portfolio of work, including your own Spreadsheets for everyday use, prepare a presentation that you will present in front of the class and create standard letters and CVs.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The course will be delivered using a range of teaching and learning methods which include: demonstrations, paired-work, group work, video tutorials, independent work and homework. Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on one our online learning platforms, Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom. At this level, you should feel independent enough with IT that you can work alone at home on home work. Weekly homework may be given and you are expected to do this. You are also encouraged to attend some workshops at the college outside of these class times.
At this level, you should feel independent enough with IT that you can work alone at home on home work. Weekly homework may be given and you are expected to do this. You are also encouraged to attend some workshops at the college outside of these class times.
There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Qualification you will achieve
There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Next Steps and Progression
Once you have completed the course you may choose to enrol on: Essential Digital Skills Qualification Entry 3, Computer Skills Intermediate Level, Microsoft Excel: Intermediate. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request. Careers advice is also available.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.