Computing for the Terrified - Word Processing
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About this course
Learners who have a basic knowledge of using a computer or laptop, with little or no experience of Microsoft Word. As a minimum they should have completed CFTT The Essentials one week course or be at that level or higher.  This is a three  week course comprising two hours per week.
What will I learn?

The aim of this course is to give the learners the basic skills to enable them to use Word to create a variety of different documents.

On completion you should be able to:

  • Open Word, enter and format text
  • Use additional Word features, for example borders, images, lists, tables Word Art
  • Create specific documents, for example letters, greetings cards and posters
  • Save to appropriate folders and print work

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Learning basic Word processing terms
  • Creating different documents
  • Formatting text with Bold, Italic and Underline
  • Changing font size, colour and style
  • Using spell check, proof reading and correcting own errors
  • Aligning text and images on the screen
  • Importing and manipulating images
  • Using borders
  • Using bullets and numbering
  • Creating simple tables
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however learners are expected to know how to use a computer (ie turn on and off, log in and use a mouse)  possibly having completed the CFTT The Essentials one week course or be at that level or higher.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

You should bring with you a notebook and pen, or other method of taking notes. There will be a presentation that will also be given as a hand out and a workbook to use.  Please note that the course is a combination of tutor taught and individual learning using the workbook with tutor support.

What could I do next?
You could enrol on another of our CFTT courses, such as Excel Spreadsheets, Internet and Email or PowerPoint Presentations, full details of which can be found in the college's directory of part time courses.