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Office Skills Diploma at Richmond Adult Community College

Course description

This is an intensive course for developing the employability and core IT skills needed to move into administration, office or secretarial work. It is specifically suited for those who are looking to return to work after a career break or those needing a refresh to update their skills.

Course content

The Course covers the following modules • Word (preparing reports, mail merging, formatting documents professionally, contents pages) • Excel, (working with formulae , functions, producing charts and graphs to present data) • PowerPoint, (produce a professional presentation with charts, images and animations) • Desktop Publishing (produce layouts, brochures and newsletters for advertising or sharing information) • Access, (be able to create an office database and produce reports) • Using the Internet (advanced research skills using the Internet) • Using E Mail and Information Management (using Outlook) * Employability and careers mentoring : Embedded individual tutorial support and mentoring with careers advice and guidance throughout the course The modules are taught so that you gain knowledge of ‘best practice’ and are able to evaluate the use of IT so that your work practices are efficient. You will also be taught using Microsoft Office 2007/2010 The methods of teaching are • Classroom based with work related material • Group work and Pair work • One to One support and careers advice • Project work • Class assignments You will also have access to an online resource of materials to support your study

Entry requirements

Literacy levels should ideally be at Level 1 to cope with instructions and producing documents You will need to be familiar with the save, print, cut and paste and copy functions You should have some experience of using IT previously in the office or at home to complete personal administration tasks.


You are assessed by producing a portfolio of evidence gathered from classroom exercises and group work projects. The portfolio is assessed by the Tutor and then reviewed by a moderator from the exam board who will confirm the result. Certificates are issued after the moderator has agreed the results. You are given the opportunity to set your own learning goals in the Individual Learning Plan during the induction session.

Further information This course may not be set up yet but it will be available in 2012

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Adult Community College directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2017
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