Introduction to Word

3 Day Course

 

Course dates: 15th- 17th November 2016 (10am-5pm)

at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Contact Us:  01865 759798  courses@ruskin.ac.uk

Scared of computers? Need to brush up on your skills? This course covers the basics of word processing. This course would suit beginners or people with limited knowledge who wish to brush up their skills and make more efficient use of the program. You will learn how to make changes to the appearance of your work and how to cut, copy and paste text, as well as how to spell check, save and print your work.

On completion of this unit you will be able to use a range of word processing software tools and techniques to produce appropriate documents.

The course is accredited by City and Guilds who are regulated by OFQUAL.

  • The course comes from a bank of ITQ for IT Users units

  • The unit carries a credit rating of 3 and on successfully completing will result in the unit certificate

  • The course can be can be built on by attending other units (such as PowerPoint, Excel and Internet ) to achieve the ITQ for IT Users Award

  • The content of this unit has been developed with employers to ensure it is relevant to the real world and meets the needs of employers.

  • By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • Enter, edit and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents

    • Structure information within word processing documents

    • Use word processing software tools to format and presents documents

This course is run as a 3 day course. The course runs 10am to 5pm. The unit is tutor led and includes group work, paired work and individual tasks. A diverse range of teaching methods are used to address students varying learning styles. The teaching is supported with a wide range of resources- handouts, presentations, quizzes and online resources.

The assessment is 90% practical demonstration and the completion of a workbook.  Transferable skills such as team work, time management and speaking to a group form part of the course. Staff involved in the delivery have a wide range of IT teaching experience across modules and with students of diverse abilities.

On successful completion and achievement of the course you will be awarded a City and Guilds Word Processing Software unit certificate.

This course is run as a 3 day course. The course runs 10am to 5pm. The unit is tutor led and includes group work, paired work and individual tasks. A diverse range of teaching methods are used to address students varying learning styles. The teaching is supported with a wide range of resources- handouts, presentations, quizzes and online resources.

 

The assessment is 90% practical demonstration and the completion of a workbook.  Transferable skills such as team work, time management and speaking to a group form part of the course. Staff involved in the delivery have a wide range of IT teaching experience across modules and with students of diverse abilities.

 

On successful completion and achievement of the course you will be awarded a City and Guilds Word Processing Software unit certificate.

 

 

Section 3 – Fees & Funding

 

This course will be:

 

Free for group A students

 

£25 for group B students

 

£50 for group C students

 

Group A students

Students receiving:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) including those receiving national insurance credits only;
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in a work-related activity group (WRAG);
  • Universal Credit and earning less than £330 per month and are in one of the following groups – All Work-Related Requirements Group, Work Preparation Group or Work-Focused Interview Group;
  • Other state benefits and earning less than £330 per month;

 

Or you are unemployed or employed and wish to progress to more stable employment, are earning less than £330 per month and the course is directly relevant to your employment prospects.

Or you are 19-23 and do not already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

Group B students

You are 19-23 and already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

You are 24 or older and do not already have a full level 2 qualification or above.

You are not on benefits but are dependent on someone in receipt of benefits.

Group C students

All other students

All fees include tuition, learning resources/materials, accommodation and meals, except where specified. If you have genuine difficulty paying the fees then we may be able to help - please contact 01865 759798 or email courses@ruskin.ac.uk

Eligibility

Ordinarily you will need to be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and have been resident in a country within the EEA for 3 years, excluding Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  However, if you are a refugee or asylum seeker, please get in touch as you may be eligible for funding.

Childcare

If your household income is less than £30,994 we may be able to provide support with childcare costs with a registered childminder whilst you attend the course.  Please ring 01865 759798 for more information.

Additional Learning Support

If you need additional support to help you study, please let us know. We can plan a programme of support for you to enable you to study successfully.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no academic requirements for entry to the course.

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring the Further Education office on 01865 759798. You can also email us at courses@ruskin.ac.uk.

“I have learnt so much and I want to learn more!”

“I have just had a greatexperience on theIntroduction to Word course- very good”

“As well as learning all the basics I need to know for work I have enjoyed working with a diverse group ofpeople and different age groups”

“I plan to use the skills I’ve learnt on my Access courseand in general life”

This course has taken away some of the fear for me and I now think I am able to progress”

A Word qualification can help find work in administration but is a qualification that can underpin other skills in many higher levels of employment.

A basic understanding of Word is essential to progress onto all Access and Higher Education courses as further study will require students to be able to submit work in by computer.