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Ms Office Essentials - Stage 1

If you need to be able to make basic use of the MS Office programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, then this course will get you started. You may then choose a full course, perhaps in Excel or PowerPoint to extend your skills.
  • Who is it for?

    Anyone with basic computer skills who needs to be able to make better use of the MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). The Stage One course will get you started. You may then choose to do Office Essentials Stage Two then a course in Excel or PowerPoint to extend your skills.

  • What does it cover?

    The basic features of wordprocessing with Microsoft Word; basic presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint; basic spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel; basic use of Outlook for email and Calendar.

    By the end of the course you should be able to:
    ' To identify and use the basic aspects of Word required to create a document
    ' Formatting basic documents in Word
    ' To identify and use the basic aspects of Excel required to create a spreadsheet
    ' Formatting simple Excel spreadsheets
    ' To identify and use the basic aspects of PowerPoint required to create a slide show
    ' Formatting simple Slide and run Slide Show
    ' Identify and use the basic aspects of Outlook used in an office environment - send internal email

  • What will it be like?

    Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.+ Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

    Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
    Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
    One-to-one and group discussion.
    How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
    Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.+ As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

  • What could it lead to?

    Courses - MS Office Essentials for Work Stage Two, ICT qualification, Excel, PowerPoint,
    Further Study at The 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

Available Courses

Ms Office Essentials - Stage 1

If you need to be able to make basic use of the MS Office programs Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, then this course will get you started. You may then choose a full course, perhaps in Excel or PowerPoint to extend your skills.

30 October 2023 – 27 November 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 17:30
Course Code:2017
£129 / £38
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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08 January 2024 – 05 February 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:30
Course Code:2019
£129 / £38
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Ms Office Essentials - Stage 2

If you feel you can already effectively use MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) but need to hone your skills for employment this is the course for you. It will not cover the basic features of these programs but will include the more complex everyday tasks required in the working environment.

12 February 2024 – 11 March 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:30
Course Code:2020
£129 / £38 / £0
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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MS Office Essentials For Work - Stage Two

If you feel you can already effectively use MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) but need to hone your skills for employment this is the course for you. It will not cover the basic features of these programs but will include the more complex everyday tasks required in the working environment. Students will need to be sure of their level of computer knowledge before enrolling on this course. Please ask for advice if you are unsure.

26 April 2024 – 28 June 2024
Friday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2016
£223 / £66 / £0
10 Meetings
Online Course
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Excel Complete

Need to know more about Excel but don't know where to start? This first stage course covers Introductory level topics including worksheets and workbooks, calculations, formatting, printing, charts, functions, formulas, cell references, datalists, introduction to macros and program options. This Stage course will cover the more advanced features of Excel- goal seek, what-if analysis, data tables and filters, conditional formula, pivot tables and advanced use of charts. From macros make use of Visual Basic within Excel to build automated and customised solutions.

26 April 2024 – 28 June 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2023
£214 / £64 / £0
10 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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