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Microsoft Word - Increase your skills


Start date: 20th Jan 2020

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Cost: £42

Day: Monday

Duration: 4 weeks

Tutor: Wendy Thelwell

Course code: 20SP84

This course is for:

If you are in employment, seeking employment or just want to become more competent and learn more about Word then this course is for you.

The course focuses on teaching correct data entry in order to avoid common problems and so that students gain a thorough understanding of the Word interface, but then moves on to build up skills as detailed in the course content below.

The course aims to:

Equip students with the skills to be more competent and knowledgeable using Word.

The course will cover:

• Entering text and data correctly to avoid common problems and adjusting Word 2010/13 defaults,
• Document layout and spacing techniques plus indenting,
• Creating tables to organise data in rows/columns. Tables have many multi-functional uses,
• Applying bullets and numbered items correctly to avoid common errors,
• Formatting text (eg bold, underline, borders, applying different font styles),
• Using and customising Word’s Styles to prepare consistent documents and create a table of contents,
• Using shortcuts to simplify tasks.
• Other topics will be included according to students’ needs.

By the end of the course students should be able to:

Understand more fully the Word interface and use Word to produce consistent and accurate documents. Use relevant shortcuts.

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Wendy Thelwell

The tutor has been teaching keyboard and a range computer skills (eg Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access) for approximately 25 years in HE, FE and Community Education. A lot of this time has been spent in teaching OCR CLAiT and CLAiT Plus and the full range of Text and Word Processing qualifications. In addition to this, work has included delivering business training courses in Microsoft products (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) at Harrogate College. Other previous employers include working as a Moderator for OCR, a large variety of FE organisations as well as a Yorkshire University.

Tutor qualifications include a Cert Ed, BA Hons, MSc and EdD in E-learning (Doctorate).

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