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Office Skills OCNRL Level 1 Certificate - IT for Work (B00257-161701)

Availability: Yes

Price: £304.00 concessionary fee, £0.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Weekdays/Time: Fri, Thu (09:30 to 15:00)

Starts: 08/06/2017

End Date: 14/07/2017

Number of Weeks: 6

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

This course is a Level 1 course and aims to provide skills in using word processing software and spreadsheet software to produce a professional document that is based around relevant workplace skills. You will cover using IT tools safely, securely as well as efficiently and effectively. This course develops the IT skills needed to move into administration, office or secretarial work.

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

For Information on how to enrol please click here

Entry Requirements:

Literacy levels should ideally be at Entry level 3 - 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 Ideally you will have already completed a basic course using Office software or have had some experience of using IT in the office or at home to complete personal administration tasks.

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Course Content:

The Course covers the following modules
Excel, (formulae , functions, producing charts and graphs to analyse data)
Using the Internet (research skills and communication)
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.
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

Assessment Methods:

This qualification is gained by producing a portfolio which is produced from class based exercises with ongoing feedback provided by the tutor. The final portfolio is then reviewed by an external moderator to verify the qualification

Additional Information:

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days: Info Days If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area at either site.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Memory stick, pen, paper


As this a qualification based course you need to have 100% attendance. Developing IT skills is an ongoing process and the exercises are built upon your progress week by week.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

Office Skills Certificate Level 2 with a volunteering option.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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