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Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ)

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for aimed at students who have some knowledge of using computers. It is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. The course will focus on three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Upon successful completion of three online exams, you receive the BCS Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ). ( Formally known as ECDL) To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support This is very close to Southwark station and a 10 minute walk from Waterloo station.
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is the next step for student who want to improve their Office IT skills for work, business and home. It is suitable for students with some computer experience and whose who have completed a EDSQ or Entry Level ICT E3 qualification course. Please ensure you have at least E3/L1 English/ESOL.
    Students must be committed to attend the whole course, complete homework and assignments and take all three of the unit exams.

  • What does it cover?

    This course is tutor-led throughout and is designed to build confidence and develop computing skills, knowledge and understanding. The course aims to equip learners with the basic range of transferable skills for the modern workplace. You will work through each through practical activities, assignments, skills practice and homework.

    .On this course you will be taught three units:
    ' Word - File Management and e-document production using Word,
    ' Excel - Creating Spreadsheets and Graphs using Excel
    ' PowerPoint - Presentation Graphics using PowerPoint

    You will cover all the areas required for the exams during the course. Each until has a practice exam which you will need to pass before you can enter the main unit exam. The tutor will manage your progress and advise you.
    Once you have completed your 3 exams, this should prepare you to take further courses and / or apply your knowledge to your workplace, business or to help you to find a new job..

  • What will it be like?

    Teaching methods: Visual demonstrations using Smartboards, supported by written handouts with visual diagrams, one-to-one support and group discussions.
    The tutor will closely monitor your work as well as questioning, observing progress, setting tasks and assessments with diagnosis.
    Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
    One-to-one and group discussion.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    You will need to have access to a computer or laptop to practice Office and to complete your homework.
    Homework will be regularly set is will form part of your learning towards your qualification
    Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre, but you are advised to bring a memory stick to save your work.

  • What could it lead to?

    ICDL Extra Level 2 qualification or other specialist IT / Computing course.Please seek advice from your tutor before choosing.

    Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
    Advice will be given by your tutor and you can visit or regular Advice and Guidance sessions for an assessment at Mary Ward Centre and Blackfriars Settlement.

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.findcourses.co.uk; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ)

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for aimed at students who have some knowledge of using computers. It is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. The course will focus on three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Upon successful completion of three online exams, you receive the BCS Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ICDL Essentials) (ITQ). ( Formally known as ECDL) To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support This is very close to Southwark station and a 10 minute walk from Waterloo station.

21 February 2024 – 10 July 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5008
£502 / £169
18 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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28 September 2023 – 14 December 2023
Thursday, 10:15 to 16:15
Course Code:5007
£649 / £226
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Essential Digital Skills - Entry Level 3

Do you need to know how to use Computers and IT in your everyday life? Do you feel left behind by your lack of knowledge? This starter qualification is designed for those who have a limited knowledge of using computers and is designed to give you basic skills to help you with work and daily life. To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support Please note: 5003 is a daytime course, 5002 is an evening course. They will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB.

22 January 2024 – 10 June 2024
Monday, 10:00 to 15:00
Course Code:5011
Free
16 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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19 September 2023 – 13 February 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5004
Free
18 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Essential Digital Skills - L1

Do you need to improve your digital skills to help you in your job or to find work? This qualification is for those who have some knowledge of using computers and is designed for to improve your IT skills required for the modern workplace. To enrol on to this course, you will need to book in and attend one of our Advice and Information sessions. Please email admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk or call 020 7269 6000 to book. Wednesday 8th and Monday 13th September in Mary Ward Centre 10.30-3pm Thursday 9th and Friday 17th September in Blackfriars settlement 10.30-3pm There will be regular advice and assessment sessions Wednesdays at Queens Square and Thursday at Blackfriars throughout the year: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/about/advice-and-support. Please note: 5002 is an evening course. 5003 is during the daytime. Both will take place at Blackfriars Settlement, Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB.

20 February 2024 – 09 July 2024
Tuesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:5006
Free
18 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Digital Skills For Jobseekers - Online

Are you looking for work but lacking skills to write your CV, search for jobs and fill in online forms? Digital skills for Job seekers is a new course. It will cover important digital skills to help you find and apply for job or work experience opportunities. You'll learn strategies in how to search and apply for jobs online as well as develop your general IT skills.

24 April 2024 – 26 June 2024
Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2010
£223 / £66 / £0
10 Meetings
Online Course
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