IT skills for the office: an introduction

Course Dates: 07/11/19 - 12/12/19
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Do you want to start working in an office but lack confidence or skills in IT? On this course you will learn the most essential computer skills – word processing, use of spreadsheets, emailing and creating presentations. You will learn the main parts of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint which you will need in order to write letters and documents, organise data, send and receive emails and create presentations.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.





Or





b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.





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c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.





Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course will help you learn the computer skills your need in order to work in an office as an administrator, receptionist or secretary. In particular, you will learn how to create, write, edit and format letters and documents using Word. You will learn how to create spreadsheets using Excel – how to create and format tables, add data, filter and sort the data, use formulas to make calculations. You will also focus on how to write, send, organise emails in Outlook including use of folders, searching and finding information. Finally, you will learn the basics of creating presentations using PowerPoint, including how to add text and images to slide and format them.

What will we cover?

• the computer skills your need in order to work in an office as an administrator, receptionist or secretary
• how to create, write, edit and format letters and documents using Word
• how to create spreadsheets using Excel – how to create and format tables, add data, filter and sort the data, use formulas to make calculations
• how to write, send, organise emails in Outlook including use of folders, searching and finding information
• the basics of creating presentations using PowerPoint, including how to add text and images to slide and format them.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• have the computer skills your need in order to work in an office as an administrator, receptionist or secretary
• create, write, edit and format letters and documents using Word
• create spreadsheets using Excel – how to create and format tables, add data, filter and sort the data, use formulas to make calculations
• write, send and organise emails in Outlook including using folders, searching and finding information
• create basic presentations using PowerPoint, including adding text and images to slides and formatting them.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners’ course and aimed at those who have some familiarity with the Microsoft Office package but want to learn the specific skills needed to work on an office. Please make sure you have read the whole course outline so you join the right course!

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be a practical hands-on course. It will be task-based with classroom activities reenacting tasks typically carried out in an office. Each student has their own computer and you will be encouraged to practise as much as possible. An interactive whiteboard will help make demonstrations easy to understand. It will be a relaxed learning environment and step by step learning will help you become more skilled. You will have lots of opportunities to ask questions and address areas you need help in.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a folder, pens and paper. There are no additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are a variety of other courses you could do either at the same time or after this course. IT Skills for the office: intermediate is a direct follow-on course. However, we also have a number of courses on Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint many of which are specifically geared to developing your computer skills for the workplace.

You may also be interested in our How to be an Administrator series - How to be an administrator: the essentials,
How to be an administrator: time management skills and How to be an administrator: the paperless office. We also have Digital skills to find a better job, Making sense of Windows 10. We have a number of courses with qualifications including ECDL Levels 1, 2 and 3. You can try Pathway to ECDL if you are unsure if you want to do a qualification course straight away. Your tutor will advise you. You can also call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisors.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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I would definitely recommend this course, it is an excellent course to attend.
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Course Code: CMO01

Please choose a course date 

Thu, day, 07 Nov - 12 Dec '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £63.00
Concession: £40.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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