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Level 1 Award for IT Users - Word, Excel and PowerPoint | Brooklands College

OCR Level 1 Award for IT Users - Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Improve your computer skills for work, studies or home. The OCR awards start at complete beginner to the more experienced user.

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  • Subject Area: Computing
  • Mode: Part Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course


    This course is suitable for people with basic computer skills gained from using a keyboard and mouse. No previous experience of using Microsoft Office software is necessary although knowledge of saving files is an advantage.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    Word Processing Unit

    Create word processing documents using Microsoft Word

    • Set up the page layout: set margins, page orientation
    • Use various formatting features: Font types, sizes, enhancements, linespacing, indentation, numbering, bullet points, alignment of text.
    • Use various editing features: insert, delete, copy/cut and paste.
    • Create tables, change column widths, apply borders and shading.

    Spreadsheet Unit

    Use Microsoft Excel to produce a variety of spreadsheets and graphs:

    • Input text and numbers to create spreadsheets
    • Apply a variety of formatting styles to text
    • Format numbers to currency, decimal places, etc
    • Learn to use formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide and functions to total columns
    • Create a variety of graphs eg column, line and pie

    Presentation Unit

    Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create slide presentations which include:

    • Create slides and apply various formatting features to text
    • Insert, re-size and move pictures
    • Use a slide master to control various elements of the presentation
    • Print presentations in a variety of formats

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    No previous experience of using Microsoft Office software is necessary although knowledge of saving files is an advantage.


    How much will the course cost?

    16 - 19 | POA
    Reduced Cost  | £220
    Full Cost  | £220

    For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.

    Additional Costs

    Course notes and exercises are provided.

    All students are subject to a £25 registration fee per academic year.

    Each student will receive a print allowance at the start of their course, should they require additional printing beyond this limit, they will be charged.


    Next Steps

    Progression onto OCR Level 2 Certificate for IT Users - Word, Excel & Powerpoint

    Start dates

    Reference Campus Duration Days Hours Start
    01484/1A19 Weybridge 12 Weeks Tuesday 1800 - 21.15 17/09/2019
    01484/1A17 Weybridge 12 Weeks Wednesday 0900 - 12.15 18/09/2019
    01484/2A17 Weybridge 11 Weeks Wednesday 0900 - 1215 08/01/2020
    01484/2A19 Weybridge 10 Weeks Tuesday 17.45 - 21.15 03/03/2020
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