Office Skills OCNLR Level 2 Certificate (back to work)

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Course Description

  1. Word, (mail-merge, formatting documents, formatting styles, using forms and templates)
  2. Excel, (working with formulae, functions, producing charts and graphs to present data)
  3. Powerpoint, (create and edit professional presentations, using charts and graphs )

The modules are taught so that you gain knowledge of best practice and are able to evaluate the use of IT so that your work practices are efficient.

The methods of teaching are: Classroom based with work related material Group work and Pair work One to One support and careers advice Project work Class assignments


Course runs from 26 Apr 2018 to 25 May 2018


Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) (QCF) level 2

Entry Requirements

You will need to have enough English to be able to: -understand instructions with some technical vocabulary -provide material that demonstrates techniques learned. -communicate clearly with the tutor and participate in classroom discussions

On a computer you will need to be able to: -use a keyboard, mouse and computer with confidence. -open a new document, save and file it in a folder.

Ideally you will have already completed Office Skills Certificate Level 1, or a basic course using Office software. We will however consider past practical experience. There will be an interview and a formal screening session to ensure that the course will meet your needs.

Tutor approval - Yes

First Class Requirements

Pen, paper and a memory stick for saving work electronically.

Attendance Requirements As this is a qualification based course you need to have 100% attendance. Developing IT skills is an ongoing process and the exercises are built upon your progress week by week.

Method of Assessment

This qualification is gained by producing a portfolio which is produced from class based exercises with ongoing feedback provided by the tutor. This is assessed by the tutor and the final portfolio is then reviewed by an external moderator to verify the qualification


Progression to Microsoft Office Specialist(MOS) accredited courses in Word and Excel, please talk to your tutor for advice on these. Additional IT courses at RACC in IT software including graphics, web design, social media and computer hardware.

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Course Application and Support Forms:

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The Information Form only needs to be completed once each academic year, if you have not completed one for this year, you will need to complete this also.

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