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Learn IT for the office skills with a FREE course at ELATT

Become an office administrator with a FREE course at ELATT

About Microsoft Office Skills

In this course you will learn key IT skills and to use packages that are required in all modern work environments.

You will learn to use the latest Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Publisher. These industry-recognised skills will boost your career opportunities and earning potential. You will be taught be experienced teachers, and we also support you with employability, including opportunities to speak to professionals and access mentoring, volunteering and work experience.

Career Potential

The skills you gain will allow you to work in many office-based roles, for example as an administrator, where you could earn a starting salary from £14,000 and earn up to £30,000 with experience.
Apply now to gain new skills, qualifications and take the first step to your new career.

We're here for you as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic: our Sixth Form classes are now all face-to-face, and we're offering a mix of online and in-class options for our adult courses. You'll receive the same personalised support whichever way you study at ELATT.

Read more about online learning at ELATT

TBD Weeks
Duration

TBD Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


Content

Level 1 Award [0 Credits]:

  • TBD

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computing knowledge (File Management / Microsoft Word)
  • Literacy - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 2
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1

9 - 10 Weeks
Duration

6 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Word processing software: use Microsoft Word for everyday tasks such as writing letters and more!
  • IT user fundamentals: learn to use Microsoft Windows, working with files and folders, adjusting settings and maintaining security and back ups
  • Using collaborative technologies: learn to use social media, Zoom and a Virtual Learning Environment for professional communication

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Entry 3 (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing)
  • IT: Basic Skills
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Award for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

6 - 12 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Presentation software: learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint to give a professional presentation
  • Spreadsheet software: gain confidence using Microsoft Excel for your budgeting, maths and data needs
  • Improving productivity: complete an IT task such as designing a newsletter, working efficiently and making improvements to your work along the way
  • IT software fundamentals: learn to independently select programs to complete multiple tasks for clients, such as creating a leaflet using Word and making a promotional presentation in PowerPoint. You'll also manage files and folders using the Windows operating system
  • Word processing software: gain confidence using Microsoft Word for many office and home tasks such as letter writing and document creation

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Reading and Writing)
  • IT: Basic Skills
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

12 - 24 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Improving productivity: learn how to work efficiently, planning and reviewing an IT task such as designing a newsletter, evaluating your work and making improvements along the way
  • Using the internet: learn to set up and use connection methods to access the Internet, making the best use of browser software tools and techniques to search for, retrieve and exchange information using a search engine, and work safely and securely online
  • IT software fundamentals: learn to independently select programs to complete multiple tasks for clients, such as creating a leaflet using Word and making a promotional presentation in PowerPoint. You'll also manage files and folders using the Windows operating system
  • Data management software: using Microsoft Access, you'll store, edit and retrieve data for a variety of business functions such as product and services records
  • Data software: using Microsoft Access, you'll design, organise, store and retrieve structured information, as well generating reports such as patients’ records
  • Optimise IT system performance: learn how to keep a personal computer system up to date, fully functional and operating efficiently, and to solve problems and errors involving the interaction between hardware and software components
  • IT security for users: learn how to monitor potential risks and take steps to protect data, protecting your computer from malfunction and preventing unauthorised remote access
  • Spreadsheet software: gain expertise in Microsoft Excel for all your budgeting and data needs
  • Word processing: gain expertise in Microsoft Word for business and home life

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Reading and Writing)
  • IT: Basic Skills
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

TBD Weeks
Duration

TBD Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


Content

Level 3 Diploma [0 Credits]:

  • TBD

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computing knowledge (File Management / Microsoft Word)
  • Literacy - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 2
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1

Which units will I study for my course?

All our courses have one or more mandatory units and a choice of additional units.

Course content is tailored for you (and your employer) and the list of units outlined here are a guide only. Units covered will also depend on your prior learning and credit requirement. If there is something specific that you are interested in learning, please discuss this with your tutor during induction.


What if I don't have the entry requirements for a course?

There are other courses available to help you build up the skills and qualifications you need to be eligible for our courses. Please get in touch to discuss this further!


Which level can I study?

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.


Will my course cost?

Course tuition fees
As a charity, ELATT works tirelessly to access a range of funding and donations to keep our courses free.

In 2021-2022 we had 900 students in total, and none had to pay fees. That means 100% got a free course!

If you are over 19, not all our Level 3 qualifications are fully funded, so you might have to take out a student loan to do a Level 3 course.  If that's the case for your Level 3 course, we'll let you know as soon as you apply.

We also can't train you if you are on a Student Visa, Visitor's Visa or Temporary Stay, or are an Overseas Student.
Each year we support hundreds of different people from all walks of life, of all backgrounds, ages, circumstances and skills levels. There's a really good chance that you can get a free course at ELATT, so apply now!

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Studying Hours

These are all the study days and times. Your course will take place on some of these times. You'll find out more information after you apply.

Mornings

Monday9.30 - 16.30

Tuesday9.30 - 16.30

Wednesday9.30 - 16.30

Thursday9.30 - 16.30

Friday9.30 - 16.30

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Evenings

MondayClosed

Tuesday18.00 - 21.00

WednesdayClosed

Thursday18.00 - 21.00

FridayClosed

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed


You are more than welcome to give us a call at 0800-0420-184 or email hello@elatt.org.uk to ask questions and find out more. We are available from 9am-5pm on weekdays.

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Meet Maureen

Occupation: Vocational Team Administrator

"I made new friends and enrolled in a work experience programme at Elatt. I have covered reception and carried out various administrative duties. I feel I have gained an invaluable skills and experience working with ELATT and I feel very lucky that I found this centre."