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L2 Certificate for IT Users - Word, Excel & PowerPoint | Brooklands College

OCR Level 2 Certificate for IT Users - Word, Excel and 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

    The Certificate in IT User Skills aims to provide a nationally recognised standard in Information Technology that is accessible and flexible whilst being reliable, consistent and a valid IT benchmark. Learners may gain the 12 credits required to gain the Certificate by successfully completing the following 3 units: Word Processing Software (Word), Spreadsheet Software (Excel) and Presentation Software (Powerpoint), plus a further unit entitled Improving Productivity.

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    Word Processing Unit

    Develop skills in Microsoft Word to create professional looking multi-page documents which integrate tables, images and graphs and use the mail-merge feature to produce standard letters and labels.

    Spreadsheet Unit

    Develop skills in Microsoft Excel to produce a variety of spreadsheets and graphs:

    • Create and edit existing spreadsheets
    • Use a variety of formatting styles
    • Add, subtract, multiply and divide formulas
    • Various Functions eg =SUM, =AVERAGE, =MAX, =MIN, =IF, =COUNTIF
    • Link formulas in different spreadsheets
    • Data Management: Sort, Filter, Automatic Sub-Totalling
    • Create a variety of graphs

    Presentation Unit

    Develop skills in Microsoft PowerPoint to create professional looking slide presentations which include:

    • Use of slide master
    • Creation of embedded Organisation Charts
    • Creation of embedded Excel graphs
    • Apply animations to text and objects
    • Apply transitions and timings
    • Print presentations in a variety of formats

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    This course is suitable for those wishing to build on the Microsoft Office software skills gained at Level 1 or for those with equivalent experience who wish to progress to Level 2.


    How much will the course cost?

    16 - 19 | POA
    Reduced Cost  | £150
    Full Cost  | £250

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

    Additional Costs

    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

    Progress to OCR Level 3 Award for IT Users

    Start dates

    Reference Campus Duration Days Hours Start
    02241/1A19 Weybridge 20 Weeks Tuesday 1800 - 2115 10/09/2019
    02241/1A17 Weybridge 16 Weeks Friday 09.00 - 13.15 20/09/2019
    02241/2A17 Weybridge 13 Weeks Friday 0900 - 14.30 07/02/2020
    02241/2A19 Weybridge 14 Weeks Tuesday 17.30 - 21.15 25/02/2020
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