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ECDL – Level 2 Certificate – ONLINE

Learn to use the three key programs used in employment: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The course is tutor-led throughout and students are advised to consolidate their learning outside the college. Upon successful completion of four short online exams, you receive the BCS Level 2 ITQ Certificate in IT User Skills.

Classes will involve some self-study and information being sent to you via email or Moodle. The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class.

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Who is this course for

This is the accredited Level 2 course for students who have successfully completed the CLAIT/ITQ level 1 course or who have sufficient knowledge at the introductory level to feel confident enough to complete the modules. It is a qualification in computing that is widely recognised by employers as the benchmark in computing skills.
Depending upon their starting point students may well need to do extra work outside the class in order to complete the course; a broadband connection is an advantage. Before enrolling students will need to show a commitment to completing all the modules.

What does this course cover

1. Word Processing - Microsoft Word
Processing This unit develops the learners ability to create word-processed documents, entering text, editing and formatting work and using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish. The learner will also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.
2. Spreadsheet - Microsoft Excel
Software This ECDL unit helps learners develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets from entering data and formatting worksheets through to creating charts and producing high quality documents.
3. Presentation - Microsoft PowerPoint
Software The Presentation Software unit introduces the learner to this important means of business communication. Upon completion, learners will be capable of producing high quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
4. IT Productivity
Using IT The ITQ requires the inclusion of content that builds the learners ability to work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using tools to help save time and effort when producing word-processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.+ A successful student will be equipped with knowledge of computers and computing software to a level that is recognised as being the standard for the workplace. The student should have sufficient confidence and competence to take their studies in computing to the next level or to transfer their skills to use computers in other subjects

What will it be like

The tutor-led element of the course consists of a combination of Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. Also one-to-one and Group work, tutor-supported individual use of the online courseware, build-up exercises and mock tests. Individual tutor guidance and hands-on practice will lead to the completion of online examinations.+ The tutor will closely monitor the students' work as well as questioning, observing progress, setting tasks and online questioning with diagnosis.

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 you need to buy or do

All online internet- based access, handouts and materials are supplied free of charge.+ As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere by accessing courseware online or from homework given by the tutor.

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

What this course could lead to

Mary Ward Centre courses:
MS Project, Payroll Level 1 or Bookkeeping Level 1

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

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