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Computing for all

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Start Date

Mon 17 Jan 2022


10 weeks


Course content

  • Create a well-formatted document in Microsoft Word
  • Use spreadsheets to make calculations, organize data and create charts.
  • Manage and share files and folders.
  • Create a presentation with PowerPoint.
  • Use online tools to create and work with documents and spreadsheets.
  • Work on and complete an IT project of your choice.


In the first 5 weeks we will work with you to build your confidence and skills, whatever your starting point. In the second half of the course you will work on a project brief designed to develop the skills you have told us you want to develop so you have the opportunity to practice and quickly learn the skills you need.

Course content:

  • Word processing (MS Word).
  • Entering and formatting data in spreadsheets.
  • Using formulae for calculations in spreadsheets.
  • Creating and formatting charts in spreadsheets.
  • Organising and sharing files and folders.
  • Create a presentation with PowerPoint.
  • Working ‘in the cloud’ with Google Docs/Sheets/Drive.
  • 5 weeks of project time to develop your IT skills.


  • For all levels.

What do I need to do this course?

  • A pen and paper for taking notes.
  • You will need online access to your email account.

Teaching Methods

    • Each stage will have a tutor demonstration followed by practical tasks to be carried out.
    • One-to-one help and handouts will be provided.
    • A variety of online resources will be used.
    • Project time to consolidate and extend skills.

  • How is your progress checked?

    Each practical task will be checked and understanding will be checked during individual discussion with learners.

  • Extra study or practice required at home.

    None required, but it is good to practice what you have learnt!

  • What can I do after this course?

    A variety of IT courses are available in Adult Learning.


Course details

  • Tutor: Claire Hooper
  • Time: 1230-1430
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: Chalky Road
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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