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Standard - £342.00
Concessionary - £342.00
If you want the flexibility of learning when you want to and not having the commitment to a regular class very week then this could just be the ideal route for you to gain a recognised national qualification. Start early enough in the year to fit everything in before the end of June - there are 4 units to cover for this full Certificate in Microsoft Office Skills.
What are the overall aims of the course?
At Level 2, the emphasis is on extending knowledge and skills to develop expertise in the creation of documents, spreadsheets and presentations (or databases or publications depending on the units chosen for study). You will also learn editing techniques and know how to make appropriate printouts and manage your files.
What will I learn on the course?
In Word Processing: Create, edit, format, save and print documents, including inserting images, table, datafiles, page breaks, columns, quotes, mail-merge letters and labels and use and create templates using Microsoft Word 2013.
In Spreadsheets: Create, edit, format, save and print spreadsheets including the use of more complex formulae appropriate to this level of study using Microsoft Excel 2013.
In Presentations: Create, edit, format, save and print presentations incorporating more sophisticated design themes and techniques using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.
Also at L2 – alternative optional units
In Databases: Create or Edit data in a table and create and use queries, reports and forms using Microsoft Access 2013.
In Desktop Publishing: Create publications using the skills and knowledge provided and print the results using Microsoft Publisher 2013.
The compulsory Unit is “Improving Productivity using IT” where you will monitor progress through your own special project in consultation with your appointed tutor.
An adviser or appointed tutor will give you more information about the course at your approval interview/assessment. Each course is supported by a text specially prepared for this level of qualification.
Are there any entry requirements?
It is expected that candidates will have reached the standard one level below the level at which is to be studied – Level 1 required here for the units to be studied or the equivalent in relevant experience. A good level of literacy and numeracy is required to access the learning materials and mathematical content of spreadsheets.
Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?
If my course requires a Course Approval interview/assessment, what do I do?
As this course leads to a qualification, you will be required to attend a course approval interview. This is to ensure the course is suitable for you. You may also be asked to complete a test/tests.
To be considered for a place on this course, you will need to make an application by clicking on ‘Apply’. If you do not already have an account with Sutton College, you will need to create one before you can make an application.
When you click on ‘Apply’ for this course, you will be asked for some further information. You will then be emailed a link which will enable you to book a Course Approval date and time.
How will I be taught?
This course is supported self-study from the text with a tutor available when requested. There is a one hour taught session included in the price of each unit which can be requested at any time. You can buy additional hours of tuition if you require them through our ‘One to One Tuition’ course. Remember there are 4 units to study the last of which is a project based on the learning in the other 3 units.
How will my progress be checked?
Portfolio of work
Tutor assessment of work submitted by email
Does the course have any features I should be aware of?
All students must take the accreditation, the cost of which is included in the course fee. One unit will be studied at a time in an order to be mutually agreed between learner and tutor.
This course is a ‘Flexible Learning’ course, which means you will not be attending College at set times. Your tutor will agree with you, the times when you will be required to attend tutorials.
What do I need to bring with me to class?
You will be issued with a text which can be studied at home, at work or in Sutton College's iCLICK Centre where there is usually someone to consult if necessary. Note: iCLICK Advisers are not available to teach. Your tutor is also your teacher if necessary, but this will be charged at £35 per hour over and above the one hour covered by your enrolment.
How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?
Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.
You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.
There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College.
Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?
Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/college/advice-centre
What can I do after the course has finished?
Consult with your tutor. In general, moving to the next level will be the answer.
What should I do if I have any questions?
If you can’t find the answer to your query on the College website, please contact the Customer Services Team on 020 8289 4700 or complete an online query at www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/contact-us
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