Level 2 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Extra)

Course Dates: 13/05/19 - 08/07/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? On this course, you will learn the core software applications required in every workplace. The course is made up of four modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Improving Productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra). This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, Powerpoint and Excel, but want to be confident you can use their most essential elements.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:





a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. 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.





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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?

Using a computer effectively is now an essential skill. ECDL is the world's number one IT user qualification and is recognised by employers in the UK and all over the globe as a benchmark for IT competence. Gaining this qualification will improve your employment prospects and allow you to prove your IT skills if you are looking for a job or promotion at work. The course is a full level 2 qualification and is comprised of four units. You will need to pass all four units to be awarded the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra). You will gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of the three main Microsoft applications required in the workplace - Word, Excel and PowerPoint – as well as improve your productivity through IT use.

You will gain confidence, knowledge and understanding of the three main Microsoft applications required in the workplace - Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

To gain entry on this course you need to be a confident computer user with an understanding of file management. You do not need extensive experience of Word, Excel or PowerPoint as these applications will be taught on the course.

What will we cover?

ECDL Level 2 is made up of 4 modules:

Word processing software. You will focus on the use of Word to
• create documents
• manipulate and format text
• insert and manipulate images within a document
• import objects and graphics
• use mail merge tools
• create, manipulate and format tables
• preview and print documents

Spreadsheet software. You will focus on Excel to:
• understand the basic concepts of spreadsheets
• create a spreadsheet
• insert and format data
• create, format and adjust charts
• create formulae and functions and copy them to other cells
• apply settings for printing

Presentation software. You will focus on PowerPoint to:
• create, format, modify and prepare presentations using different slide layouts using PowerPoint
• duplicate and move text, images, charts
• create and modify organisational charts
• apply slide transitions and animation effects
• apply slide designs using presets and templates
• apply various print options

Improving productivity using IT. You will develop your skills to:
• plan, evaluate and improve procedures involving the use of IT tools and systems in order to improve the productivity and efficiency of work activities

You will cover all the main areas of these programs to become a competent use of them.

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

• gain the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra)
• use Microsoft Word to:
o create documents
o manipulate and format text
o insert and manipulate images within a document
o import objects and graphics
o use mail merge tools
o create, manipulate and format tables
o preview and print documents

• use Excel to:
o understand the basic concepts of spreadsheets
o create a spreadsheet
o insert and format data
o create, format and adjust charts
o create formulae and functions and copy them to other cells
o apply settings for printing

• Use PowerPoint to:
o create, format, modify and prepare presentations using different slide layouts using PowerPoint
o duplicate and move text, images, charts
o create and modify organisational charts
o apply slide transitions and animation effects
o apply slide designs using presets and templates
o apply various print options

• Improve your productivity using IT so you can plan, evaluate and improve procedures involving the use of IT tools and systems in order to improve the productivity and efficiency of work activities.

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

You should be a confident computer user with good file management skills. If you have completed ECDL Level 1 at another training provider, you should bring proof of successful completion of level 1 to your interview.

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

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?

The non-refundable Examination Fee is included in the fee.
You may wish to purchase a course book. The tutor will give suggestions about these.
Please contact Information & Advice (020 7492 2500) if you require financial assistance.

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

There are many courses you can do after this one. Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) is the direct progression, but we also have a number of intermediate and advanced courses in Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint which are specifically geared to helping you in the workplace. There is also a Pathway to ECDL if you are not sure you want to go straight to Level 3.

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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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This is an excellent course with great guidance, handouts and exam preparation. The course tutor is fantastic - she goes above and beyond, putting in extra hours to mark homework and to ensure everyone is up to date. The tutor brings so much energy, passion and knowledge and ensures her students pass the course. If you feel your skills in Excel, Word and Powerpoint need brushing up, this is the course for you!
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Review by ASY / (Posted on 18/03/2019)
A great environment for those seeking an adult learning centre and a professional environment.
Make sure you have time to practice for a few hours a week in the city lit library or if not at home - only thing I would say is that Apple/MacBook users need to be wary that the programs are not the same using that as it looks different to what you are being taught on the Windows, Microsoft Package.
This course is great if you want to have an accreditation by an international board on your CV.
The skills learnt on this course are transferrable to both work and personal uses on the computer and allow you to have a greater understanding. I'm sure you could get a great Admin/Secretarial position doing this course or you could just have those attractive 'IT Skills' for yourself or other jobs prospects.
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Review by Saf / (Posted on 15/03/2019)
Go for it, you will not be disappointed and it will be extremely useful in the work place or to further you career.
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Review by Sue / (Posted on 05/03/2019)
Excellent! Worth giving up your evenings
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 10/11/2018)

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Course Code: CED18A

Full Mon+Thu, eve, 13 May - 08 Jul '19

Duration: 16 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Full fee: £379.00
Senior fee: £313.00

Call us to check your level, see if you can still join the course or to discuss other suitable courses

020 7492 2511

skills@citylit.ac.uk

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