Skill Up to Using Microsoft Office
Who is this course for?
You will need some basic experience or knowledge of Microsoft Office and the Internet to get the most out of this course. This course is ideal for you if you are unemployed or furloughed. You will build on your skills for using smart phones and tablets at work and in everyday life. This course is perfect for you if you are thinking of employment in a new area of work. You will get a certificate of achievement when you have completed the course. This course is part of a bigger qualification that you can work towards if you want to.
This course has two parts
Using the Internet (5 hours)– this part will help you to learn more about using the Internet for work to find information and complete tasks.
This part will introduce you to the basics of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel (spreadsheets and databases) and PowerPoint
Support and feedback
Your tutor will help you during the sessions. Your tutor will also let you know how you are doing to help you stay on track.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is online, and it is free. You will need a computer with a microphone and camera and
a good internet connection.
Before you begin, your tutor will help you to do a short survey about your skills. If you need extra help before you start this course, you will be able to do one of our Digital Skills for Work or Digital Skills for Life courses for free.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor may ask to practice tasks on your own in between sessions.
About the tutor
I taught Geography in mainstream education for 22 years before moving to work as a cover lecturer at HMP Dartmoor almost 2 years ago. This involved covering a wide range of subjects but mainly FS Maths, entry and level 1/2.
I enjoy sport and played Rugby and cricket until my body could no longer recover. I now try to cycle and enjoy the hills of Dartmoor. I spent lockdown 1 converting a VW Transporter into a campervan, which we have taken on couple of weekends to Cornwall.