Whether you’re completely new to computers, want to brush up your existing IT skills, we’re sure to have a course that suits you.
Our Learning Centres, in both Corby and Kettering, offer a professional adult learning environment to gain those essential Microsoft Office skills using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
As long as you can attend for 4 hours each week, at times convenient to you, then all of your training is absolutely FREE.
Corby Learning Centre
The Manor House
Kettering Learning Centre
9-10 Newland Street
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Corby Learning Centre is now open for business at the Manor House, near to the Corby campus. To enrol on this FREE IT course, simply call us on 01536 413242 to book a 2-hour induction session.
You will also have the opportunity to complete one or more units in:
You will also complete the following Level 1 units:
The overall time taken to achieve your qualification will depend on a number of different factors such as how often you attend, what IT skills you are starting with and how confident you are with using a computer. Most of your Microsoft learning will be by following exercises in a series of workbooks but there is always a tutor on hand to help you when you get stuck or when you need more explanation. To get you started, we begin by booking you in for an Induction. This is normally a 2-hour group session where you find out about the centre and the centre procedures before completing an English language assessment and then enrolling onto the course. After the induction, you need to attend a minimum of two 2-hour sessions each week.
The length of time to achieve a qualification will depend on your current experience using a computer. For those new to using computers it will take longer as you will carry out a significant amount of learning. For those with some experience the amount of learning is reduced therefore you should achieve more quickly.
The terms Level 1 and Level 2 come from the qualifications framework. Level 1 is described as competence which involves the application of knowledge and skills to a range of varied work activities, most of which may be routine or predictable. Level 2 is described as competence which involves the application of knowledge and skills in a significant range of varied work activities, performed in a variety of contexts. Some of the activities are complex or non-routine, and there is some individual responsibility and autonomy. Collaboration with others, perhaps through membership of a work group or team, may often be a requirement.
On completion of your learning you will undertake an IT assignment at the end of each unit. This is marked by the centre tutors and sent off for moderation to OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA, a UK awarding organisation), who then confirms achievement of assignment.