This course will take you through the IT skills needed for gaining employment. Packages looked at include ‘Word’, ‘Excel’ and ‘PowerPoint’. 

Word processing is the most commonly used type of software package. You will learn how to make changes to the appearance of your work. You will cut, copy and paste text as well as spell checking, saving and printing. You will gain a basic introduction to Excel spreadsheets. You don’t need to be great at figures for this course; we will teach you how to use the software to do the calculations for you. Presentation software such as PowerPoint allows you to tell a story through pictures and text. Learn how to do this with a click of the mouse.

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Classes begin at 4pm on the first day of your course and end at around 3pm on the final day. Please arrive on campus at 3pm on your first day to check in.

Course Level Entry/Level 1
Course Length 3 or 2 Days Residential
Course Area Functional Skills - ICT
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Planning Your Learning

Choosing the right course will help you get the most out of studying at Fircroft College. We offer one-to-one information, advice and guidance (IAG) to help you plan a personal programme of learning. We will look at what aims and goals you may have, your previous qualifications and experience, and what you want to achieve by studying at Fircroft. We will then plan a suitable programme of learning with you.

To find out more about how we can help you choose the right course for you, download our fact sheet here.

To book an Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) meeting you can contact our admissions office on 0121 472 0116, or come to one of our drop-in sessions, every Monday from 2pm – 4pm.