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ICT for Teaching Assistants

Tuesday 15 January 2019
16:45 - 18:45
22 Hours / 11 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description

A useful course aimed at individuals who are either working or training to work within an educational environment and need to update their Microsoft Office skills. Learners will acquire IT knowledge that can be transferred to the work place for their own job role and to support others. Further courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning and Enterprise College Bexley - check out the website (www.lecb.ac.uk), phone us on 0203 045 5176 or see our brochure (available in any of our centres). If you need to improve in English or Maths have a look at the level 1 and 2 Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications we have to offer. The college advice and guidance department offers confidential guidance sessions too so if you need further help on where to go from here, get in touch.

Entry requirements

An ability to use a computer at a basic level.

What you will learn

The use of email and attachments, know how to customise computers for individual requirements, create basic presentations using PowerPoint, carry out calculations using Excel and create a variety of documents using Word. Individuals will also learn the basics of computer programming. Individuals to learn the key features of an interactive board.

How you will learn on this course

Explanations and demonstrations from the tutor. Information sheets. Practice tasks. One-to-one tuition where necessary.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Communicate using email and attach files. 2. Use a touch-typing program. 3. Personalise a computer for individual requirements: use the built in magnifier and change the background colour of a page in Word. 4. Create presentations using PowerPoint. 5. Make display labels. 6. Carry out formulas in Excel. 7. Use Word to create worksheets. 8. Carry out programming using Scratch. 9. Use the IWB. 10. Make and find resources. 11. Use educational websites.

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

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

None, but learners will find additional study at home or at the Open Study Centre at Brampton Road helpful.

What you need for your course

Pen, paper, folder and USB stick.

What you need to bring to the first class

As above.

What you can do next

Further courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning and Enterprise College Bexley - check out the website (www.lecb.ac.uk), phone us on 0203 045 5176 or see our brochure (available in any of our centres). If you need to improve in English or Maths have a look at the level 1 and 2 Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications we have to offer. The college advice and guidance department offers confidential guidance sessions too so if you need further help on where to go from here, get in touch.

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