Level 2 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Extra)

Course Dates: 25/04/22 - 23/06/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Do you want to learn the digital 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.
You must have completed an initial assessment before enrolling onto this course. Click on the Start Assessment button. Or call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 or email universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisors.
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: CED18A

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Mon+Thu, eve, 25 Apr - 23 Jun '22

Duration: 16 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

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.

To gain entry on this course you should have already completed the ECDL Level 1 qualification or have relevant experience it Word, Excel and PowerPoint, 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.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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:
• 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

• use 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

• use 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

• 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. You will need to have a pre-course assessment before joining this course. You need to be able to attend every class and prepare for the exam outside the classroom. If you are not able to do this, please ask about our non-accredited course.

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

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

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

You need access to MS Office to do this course. If you do not have this, you can sign in using your City Lit IT account here www.office.com to download and install it.
Please note: you will not have access to this after the end of the college year and it will override other MS Office applications on your PC. Help with downloading and installing Office is available here: Download and install or reinstall Microsoft 365 or Office 2021 on a PC or Mac.
You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a folder to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.
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 like:
• Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) is the direct progression.
• There is also a Pathway to ECDL level 3 if you are not sure you want to go straight to Level 3.

We have a number of intermediate and advanced courses you can do also.
• Digital Skills for the Office: how to work across and combine different MS Office programs (advanced)
• Digital Skills for the virtual and face-to-face office (intermediate)
• Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate)
• Digital skills for the workplace: increasing efficiency with Power-Automate
• Digital Skills for the workplace: using Excel (intermediate)
• Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (intermediate)
• Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (advanced)
• How to be a skilled administrator in the virtual and face-to-face office: the essentials
• How to be administrator in the virtual and face-to-face office: how to be organised, efficient, precise and service-focused
• How to be an administrator: the online paperless office
• Workplace skills: how to be organised and self-managing using One Note and MS Outlook (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to be organised, focused and efficient using MS Outlook (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships through the Cloud using One Drive and SharePoint (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships with Microsoft Teams (intermediate)
There also many English, maths and digital skills courses you can do.
Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more details.

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