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Basic Computer/Digital Skills for Work & Life

  • Overview of the course

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    The course aims are to develop the knowledge and understanding of Word Processing, Spreadsheets & PowerPoint Office applications and gives you an insight into document display techniques for everyday use. We will show you how to make your documents look professional and have fun whilst creating them. It will also give you an understanding of how to stay safe when using a computer and the internet.
  • What you'll learn

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    ? Produce a variety of business documents (business letter, posters and letterhead templates) using the correct layout and effective proofread techniques.
    ? Edit and format a word-processed document (use at least 5 different techniques from the Home tab).
    ? Produce a business poster and insert and format at least 2 images and position them appropriately within the document i.e. wrap, resize, align, border etc.
    ? Create a variety of spreadsheets workbooks suitable for both work and home use.
    ? Use a range of formulas to calculate data correctly ? addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, average, autosum etc.
    ? Create at a variety of charts from your Excel data.
    ? Create a presentation using a range of design techniques (use a variety of display techniques i.e. themes, transitions, animations etc.
    ? Document print options.
    ? The basics to how to stay safe whilst working on-line.
  • Entry requirements

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    (Entry requirements: )
    ? Minimum English Entry level 3 (or equivalent) required;
    ? Very basic knowledge of using Microsoft Word & PowerPoint.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will agree an individual learning plan (ILP) with your tutor identifying what you want and need to gain from the course. You will build up a folder of work which shows the range of skills and knowledge you have developed. You will receive supportive feedback throughout the course and track your progress through your Individual Learning Plan.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    A ring binder folder to keep your work organised is essential.
    Bolton College certificate awarded on production of a summary of work and attendance requirement of at least 80% reached
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: A. First class: 07 November 2023. Last class: 05 Mar 2024
    • Tuesday : 12:45 - 15:15
  • Course Fees

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    This course is free for all learners
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    The IT User Skills Level 1 (ECDL) is standard progression from this course, also be aware that free English and maths courses may be available to our leaners who do not hold a current GCSE at grade C or above.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


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    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    12:45 - 15:15
    2.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    15 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

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