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£150.00 Course symbols: * IA Q FL
This course is not for the complete beginner and will require practice outside of the classroom.
Successful candidates on this 8-week course will learn how to create, edit documents. Documents will include reports, multi-column documents, CVs and business correspondence.
What you need to join the class
a) guidance needed: All students must have attended the Introduction to Digital Skills course in order to progress onto this course. The first session will outline the course details with you. b) entry requirements: Students enrolling on this course will be expected to sit an English and Maths Initial Assessment prior to being accepted onto the course. You can book your Initial Assessment online at www.tlcbexley.ac.uk. It is quick, simple and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. Alternatively you can call 020 3045 5176, quoting the course you are interested in and the course code, or visit one of our centres. Initial Assessment is conducted to assess that you have the correct level of English and Maths necessary for the course and where required additional support can be put in place to help you succeed. If you are unsuccessful in your Initial Assessment, guidance will be given to you regarding a more suitable course.
What the course will cover
Create a Document
Create a blank document; Create a blank document using a template; Open a PDF in Word for editing; Insert text from a file or external source
Navigate Through a Document
Search for text; Insert hyperlinks; Create bookmarks; Move to a specific location or object in a document
Format a Document
Modify page setup; Apply document themes; Apply document style sets; Insert headers and footers ; Insert page numbers; Format page background elements
Customize Options and Views for Documents
Change document views; Customize views by using zoom settings ; Customize the Quick Access toolbar; Split the window ; Add document properties; Show or hide formatting symbols
Print and Save Documents
Modify print settings; Save documents in alternative file formats; Print all or part of a document; Inspect a document for hidden properties or personal information; Inspect a document for accessibility issues; Inspect a document for compatibility issues
Insert Text and Paragraphs
Find and replace text; Cut, copy and paste text ; Replace text by using AutoCorrect; Insert special characters
Format Text and Paragraphs
Apply font formatting; Apply formatting by using Format Painter ; Set line and paragraph spacing and indentation; Clear formatting; Apply a text highlight colour to text selections; Apply built-in styles to text ; Change text to WordArt;
Order and Group Text and Paragraphs
Format text in multiple columns; Insert page, section, or column breaks; Change page setup options for a section
Create a Table
Convert text to tables; Convert tables to text; Create a table by specifying rows and columns; Apply table styles
Modify a Table
Sort table data; Configure cell margins and spacing; Merge and split cells; Resize tables, rows, and columns; Split tables; Configure a repeating row header
Create and Modify a List
Create a numbered or bulleted list; Change bullet characters or number formats for a list level; Define a custom bullet character or number format; Increase or decrease list levels; Restart or continue list numbering; Set starting number value
Create and Manage Reference Markers
Insert footnotes and ; Modify footnote and endnote properties; Create bibliography citation sources; Modify bibliography citation sources; Insert citations for bibliographies; Insert figure and table captions; Modify caption properties
Create and Manage Simple References
Insert a standard table of contents; Update a table of contents; Insert a cover page
Insert Graphic Elements
Insert shapes; Insert pictures; Insert a screen shot or screen clipping; Insert text boxes
Format Graphic Elements
Apply artistic effects; Apply picture effects; Remove picture backgrounds; Format objects; Apply a picture style; Wrap text around objects; Position objects; Add alternative text to objects for accessibility
Insert and Format SmartArt Graphics
Create a SmartArt graphic; Format a SmartArt graphic; Modify SmartArt graphic content
1.1 Teaching and learning activities
Demonstration, discussion and explanation from the tutor, group interaction with tutor and peers. Learners will receive instruction sheets, handouts, practice exercises via the VLE and one-to-one tuition. Students will need to do reading and practice exercises outside of class independently.
What you will be able to do by the end of the course (Course objectives)
Examination or qualification (if applicable) including costs. The course fee usually includes examination costs: registration with the exam board, certification and administration fees. If the fees are not included, the brochure will tell you this.
There will be one online exam at the end of the course. The course fee includes the exam fee. There will be an additional charge of £45 for any exam resits during the course. N.B. All Candidates must provide ID prior to registration. Please bring one of the following along to the first session: • Passport. • EC identity card. • Full driver’s licence (with photo).
Work expected outside lesson time (e.g. homework, assignments, etc.)
At least 4 hours’ practice at home or at the College’s Open Study Centre at Brampton Road is essential.
What you need to bring to the first class
Pen and paper.
Books, materials and equipment you need for the course (including additional costs, specialist stockists, etc.) Note: your tutor may recommend additional items during the course.
The course tutor will give details during the first session.
What you can do next
Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel starting in March 2019
Additional information - General
At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete a Student Learning Record (SLR) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency, who expect that learners who enrol on a course leading to a qualification will take that qualification at the College. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and SLR.