To gain skills and experience in using common office IT applications, to meet employer needs.
90 hours - usually 30 weekly sessions of 3 hours.
The course is suitable for those with considerable IT experience who wish to acquire a qualification sought by employers. It is the next step for learners who have recently completed ECDL or ITQ Level 1.
Yes. You will gain a BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra).
Those without qualifications may be suitable but must have a good knowledge of Microsoft applications in a work environment. It will appeal mostly to those who have completed ECDL Level 1 Award. Level 1 or above in English is needed to be able to pass online tests. Use of Office 2010 software at home is advisable.
By the end of the course learners will be able to use the following Microsoft software at a level expected in a typical office environment:
The course is mainly aimed at gaining employment in an office environment but may also be a stepping stone to more advanced IT courses or other curriculum areas.
You will be taught in a dedicated IT classroom environment using written course materials and online learning resources. There will be group discussions, tutor-led demonstrations, tutorials, small groups, individual and peer teaching. Learners will have their work checked regularly. You will need to have internet access at home in order to use learning resources to support your learning between classes. You will be assessed by an online test for each of the four units of the course.
You will need a pen, notepad, and a folder to store hand-outs and completed exercises. You will also need to supply a memory stick.
To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance.
You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.
For more information about Birmingham Adult Education Service: www.learnbaes.ac.uk
If you would like more information about this computer course contact John Higgins on 0121 675 5921