This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 40 25* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running
This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow students.
This 'Computing - Platinum - Advanced Skills for the Workplace - Online Live' course will enable you to further develop the computing skills relevant to the workplace.
The course will cover:
- Confidently utilise some of the advanced features of Microsoft® Word and Excel;
- Produce presentations on Microsoft® PowerPoint.
There may also be an opportunity to look at an additional topic that is of interest to your group, such as producing attractive documents for marketing purposes on Microsoft® Office Publisher.
This course is the final step in a series of courses designed to support you in developing your computing skills.
On successful completion of this course you will be provided with an attendance certificate.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Lynn Smith
Lynn Smith is an experienced tutor and has been teaching computing for more than 8 years. She teaches a wide range of computing courses including beginners courses and qualification courses for the workplace.
How will I be taught?
Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles, including one to one guidance and group critiques to support you in achieving your goals. The course will be taught in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, which will try to cater for your individual needs. Your tutor will provide feedback throughout the course.
Your starting point is recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets are set to help you develop your skills and reach your goals.
Our computing courses are most suitable for the Windows® 10 operating system and Microsoft® Office 2016 software.
If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the appropriate support.
What do I need to have with me?
A notepad, pen and a folder for keeping course materials and a USB memory stick so that you can save the documents you have produced and then practise your skills between sessions.
**Please note: If you are storing any data/images on transferrable data devices (memory sticks, portable hard drives, etc.) please make sure that you have back-up files saved elsewhere and when removing devices have followed the 'safely removing hardware' guidelines on the PC. Kent Adult Education is not responsible for any loss or damage to your personal equipment or corruption to your files whilst you are in Kent Adult Education centres and/or undertaking Kent Adult Education courses.**
What can I do next?
There are several options for further study. 'ECDL Extra (BCS Level 2 ITQ Certificate)' is a course which provides an internationally recognised qualification on successful completion. This qualification is often requested by employers who are recruiting staff for office-based roles. The topics that will be covered on this course will include word-processing, spreadsheets and visual presentations using Microsoft® Office programs. (N.B. We cannot accept enrolments on the ECDL Extra courses after January 2020.)
There are also a variety of one day courses or short courses focused on specific programs such as Microsoft® Office Word or Excel.
Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help you identify the most appropriate next step.
What do I need to join the course
Some prior knowledge or experience of computing is required or prior attendance on the 'Computing - Gold - Skills for the Workplace' course.
This course is suitable if you are self-taught and currently use a computer in an office environment but you would like to further develop your knowledge, skills and confidence.
You will need to have access to a computer in order to join this course. Our computing courses are most suitable for the Windows® 10 operating system and Microsoft® Office 2016 software. If you have any queries regarding your equipment then please contact the Curriculum Leader.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code SEV/85466/J/LC.
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