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Word and Excel: Beginners

Thursday 27 September 2018
10:00 - 12:00
24 Hours / 12 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£168.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

For those who need to learn Word and Excel either for work or studies. The course will take you through the elementary functions of both packages so that you are able to use them effectively.

Entry requirements

Access to a computer with Word and Excel is desirable, to practise and keep learning outside of the classroom.

What you will learn

The course will cover the basics of Word and Excel, typing information into text-based documents and spreadsheets to produce different types of documents. We will look at saving documents using good file management procedures, printing them and then editing previously created files. The ribbons in both programs will be examined and controls used to alter documents for font, font size, text colour and other formatting options.

How you will learn on this course

The course will be taught using lectures, presentation, discussions, hands-on activities and task sheets.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Open Word. 2. Navigate the Home ribbon. 3. Use the File menu.   4. Be able to: a. Create a new, blank document. b. Create a document using a template. c. Save a document with a logical file name. 5. Edit a document for: a. Font. b. Size. c. Colour d. Spacing. 6. Print documents. 7. Be able to cut, copy and paste text within a document. 8. Be able to add graphics to a Word document. 9. Open Excel. 10. Be able to: a. Create a new, blank work book. b. Create a workbook using a template. c. Insert letter data into a spreadsheet. d. Insert number data into a spreadsheet. 11. Edit a spreadsheet for: a. Letter and number errors. b. Font. c. Size. 12. Apply borders to cells. 13. Apply shading to cells. 14. Insert automatic addition (SUM) formulae 15. Make use of BODMAS to create. a. Division formulae. b. Multiplication formulae. c. Addition formulae. d. Subtraction formulae. e. Use multiple arithmetic operators within a formula 16. Be able to produce basic charts and graphs.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Homework tasks will be set to practise knowledge and skills gained in class. Using the VLE to access resources and practise exercises will be encouraged.

What you need to bring to the first class

Pens and paper.

What you can do next

Word and Excel: Intermediate 1606B521 starting on 12 January 2017 .

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking