Course Information: Level 1 Award in Beginners Office IT Skills

About this course

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Get to grips with the most commonly used programmes in an office environment on this accredited course.

Dates and times

From 26 Feb 2018 to 18 Jun 2018
Mon 09:30-12:30
for 12 weeks

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26 Feb 2018
09:30 to 12:30
05 Mar 2018
09:30 to 12:30
12 Mar 2018
09:30 to 12:30
19 Mar 2018
09:30 to 12:30
16 Apr 2018
09:30 to 12:30
23 Apr 2018
09:30 to 12:30
30 Apr 2018
09:30 to 12:30
14 May 2018
09:30 to 12:30
21 May 2018
09:30 to 12:30
04 Jun 2018
09:30 to 12:30
11 Jun 2018
09:30 to 12:30
18 Jun 2018
09:30 to 12:30


Poverest road

with Jill Collier

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is 119 , the concession rate is Free. This course also has a charge of 46 for exam fees. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

Fees payable for online enrolment

  • 119.00 (course fee)
  • 46.00 exam fee


An ideal course if you are looking to gain skills and knowledge to help you find work in an administrative or office based role. You will learn the basics of word processing, using spreadsheets and creating presentations. Suitable for beginners to computing as well as those who need to upskill. Upon successful completion of the assignments in class, you will gain the qualification. You will need to attend one of the Centres to enrol as you need to provide residency evidence (passport/birth certificate/home office papers). You will need to attend all sessions, and arrive punctually, as this course is very intensive.

What can students expect?

You will learn:
Word processing using Word:
Enter, edit, format text
Save, open, close, print documents
Use styles and tables
Spreadsheets using Excel:
Enter and edit data
Perform simple calculations
Create graphs and charts
Print and save workbooks
Presentations using PowerPoint:
Create slides with text and images
Format and edit content
Save, close, open presentations
Prepare slides for presentation

Late starters allowed?

No as this is an intensive short course

Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required

You will need to be able to understand written and verbal instructions in English and be able to communicate clearly with the tutor and other members of the class. There will be some minimal written work. You will need to understand the basics of mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, division and multiplication, percentages and measurements.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for beginners to computing.

Assessment Method

Ongoing assessment of tasks in class.

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Language of Assessment


External qualification?

Yes you will gain a Level 1 IT Users Award upon successful completion of the assignments and tasks set in class. (awarding body: OCNLR Awards)

Previous experience required?

No, this course is suitable for beginners to computing

What is the progression route?

You could progress to ECDL Extra which is a level 2 qualification; you will need to attend an interview for this course, tutor or office staff can advise.

Are there any extra costs?


Are there any set books?

No, tutor will provide notes

Work set between sessions?

Yes you will need to practise what you have learnt in class between sessions. If you dont have a computer at home, you can use the PCs at the Kentwood Centre. There are no Open Access computers at the Poverest Centre.

Equipment Required

Notepad and pen. Folder to take handouts home.

Teaching method/style?

You will work at a computer in a dedicated IT suite and the tutor will lead you through the tasks as necessary. There will also be some individual and pair work. Lots of time to practise in a relaxed informal atmosphere.