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Office Skills OCNLR Level 2 Certificate (back to work) (B00568-161703)

Availability: Yes

Price: £404.00 concessionary fee, £0.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Weekdays/Time: Mon (09:30 to 16:00)

Starts: 08/05/2017

End Date: 17/07/2017

Number of Weeks: 10

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

This course is a Level 2 course and aims to develop further skills in using word processing software, spreadsheet software and presentation software to produce professional documents and presentations, that are based around relevant workplace skills.
This is not a beginners course.

This course develops the IT skills you will need to support your return to the workplace in the areas of administration, office or secretarial work. It will also help to develop other workplace skills such as working to a brief, team working, etc.

However if you are already in employment then please refer to the courses listed under Microsoft Office Training for Business where you will find courses more suited to your experience.

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:

You will need to have enough English to be able to:
-understand instructions with some technical vocabulary
-provide material that demonstrates techniques learned.
-communicate clearly with the tutor and participate in classroom discussions

On a computer you will need to be able to:
-use a keyboard, mouse and computer with confidence.
-open a new document, save and file it in a folder.

Ideally you will have already completed Office Skills Certificate Level 1, or a basic course using Office software. We will however consider past practical experience. There will be an interview and a formal screening session to ensure that the course will meet your needs.

Tutor approval - Yes

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:
1. Word, (mail-merge, formatting documents, formatting styles, using forms and templates)
2. Excel, (working with formulae, functions, producing charts and graphs to present data)
3. Powerpoint, (create and edit professional presentations, using charts and graphs )

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. This is assessed by the tutor and 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:

Pen, paper and a memory stick for saving work electronically.


As this is 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:

Progression to Microsoft Office Specialist(MOS) accredited courses in Word and Excel, please talk to your tutor for advice on these.
Additional IT courses at RACC in IT software including graphics, web design, social media and computer hardware. See website for further information and availability.

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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