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Computing for Work and Leisure — Word Basics to Intermediate

Key course information

Computing and Information Technology


5 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

This course is suitable for learners who have a basic knowledge of using a computer or laptop, with little or no experience of Microsoft Word. It is also suitable for those who have not used Word in some time, or who are familiar with older versions of the software. As a minimum learners should be competent using a keyboard. This is a five week course comprising 2.5 hours per week.

Several students sat behind their computers
Several students sat behind their computers

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to give learners the basic skills to enable them to use Word to create a variety of different documents.

The following topics will be covered during the course: Learning basic Word processing terms; Creating different documents; Formatting text with Bold, Italic and Underline; Changing font size, colour and style; Using spell check, proofreading and correcting own errors; Changing margins and page orientation; Aligning text and images on the screen; Importing and manipulating images; Using borders, bullets and numbering; Creating and formatting simple tables; Using cut, copy and paste; Inserting columns, page and section breaks; Using the File, Home, Insert, Design and Page Layout tabs, and the hidden Table and Picture tabs; Save to appropriate folders and print work

Entry Requirements

As a minimum learners should be competent using a keyboard.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course lecturer.

Additional Costs and Information

You should bring with you a notebook and pen, or other method of taking notes. There will be handouts and workbooks provided during the course. Please note that the course is a combination of lecturer taught and individual learning using the workbook with lecturer support.

This course runs on one day per week at the Chippenham Campus and the dates are:
12.01.21-09.02.21 Tuesday 18:30-21:00
This course also runs on one day per week at the Trowbridge Campus and the dates are:
14.06.21-12.07.21 Monday 18:30-21:00

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

You could enrol on Computing for Work and Leisure - Word Intermediate to Advanced to further develop your skills.

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