Pathway to ECDL level 3

Course Dates: 12/06/20 - 17/07/20
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) is an important commitment. Prepare yourself on this short course and make sure Level 3 is the right one for you. This course will ensure you make the most of your ECDL Level 3 course and have the skills to achieve the qualification once you start.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. 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. OR

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 provide you with the necessary background to be able to do ECDL Level 3. It will consolidate skills learned at level 2 and also prepare you for the challenging work of level 3. Areas we will focus on include: using mail merge tools, creating, manipulating and formatting tables, creating templates in Word; creating, formatting and adjusting charts, using formulae, functions and filtering in Excel; using different slide layouts and applying slide designs using presets and templates in PowerPoint. There will also be a brief introduction to Access including understanding key concepts in database development and usage.

What will we cover?

What will we cover?
Some of the areas covered will depend on the needs of the group but we will focus on:
• using mail merge tools, creating, manipulating and formatting tables and creating templates in Word
• creating, formatting and adjusting charts, using formulae, functions and filtering in Excel
• using different slide layouts and applying slide designs using presets and templates in PowerPoint
• understanding key concepts in database development and usage within Access.

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

• feel sufficiently confident and competent to go ECDL level 3
• identify the areas you are most competent in and the areas you need to develop
• use mail merge tools, create, manipulate and format tables, and create templates in Word
• create, format and adjust charts, use formulae, functions and filtering in Excel
• use different slide layouts and apply slide designs using presets and templates in PowerPoint
• understand key concepts in database development and usage within Access.

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

This is a preparation course for ECDL Level 3. All students are expected to have a passed the ECDL level 2 course or have relevant experience. You are advised to come for interview and assessment if you are new to City Lit before enrolling on this course. If you need to develop your ESOL, English or Maths skills to enable you to get the most from this course, please contact the department.

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

This will be a practical hands-on course. 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. Each student has their own computer. You will receive regular handouts and information via Google classroom so you can practise at home. You will need to do homework.

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

You are advised to come for an advice and assessment session before doing this course. Otherwise,
please also bring a folder, pens and paper to class. There are no additional costs.

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

This course is a preparation for ECDL Level 3 both certificate and award but it can also be a stand alone course for those wanting to consolidate their skills. There are a variety of courses you can do either after this course or at the same time in addition to ECDL Level 3 These include our intermediate and advanced Microsoft Office courses specifically designed for the workplace. There are also a number of specialist Excel courses. Your tutor will advise you on the best course for you.You can also call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisors.

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Great place to study. I wish I had discovered City Lit sooner. Well equipped, helpful and knowledgeable staff and easy to get to.
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Book your place

Course Code: CMS03

Fri, day, 12 Jun - 17 Jul '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £75.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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