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Microsoft Digital Literacy OCNLR Level 1 (B00594-161701)

Availability: Yes

Price: £132.00 concessionary fee, £0.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Weekdays/Time: Tue (15:30 to 17:30)

Starts: 18/04/2017

End Date: 27/06/2017

Number of Weeks: 10

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

This course is designed to give you an overview of computer hardware and software systems.

It will also cover a wide introduction to topics such as office and internet applications, operating systems, physical components of a PC and major networking technologies.

The course will contain a large amount of practical work with hands on time using the computers.

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.

An interest in Computing and the world of I.T. would be a benefit.

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

• Office Software Applications including Word, Excel & Powerpoint)
• Internet and Email, including searching, different browsers and email addresses
• Operating systems overview, comparison of different versions of Windows
• Installation of Windows7 software
• Input and output devices explained
• What’s inside a computer?
• Data storage explained, including megabytes and gigabyte and backups.
• Storing data in windows, files, folders and file types explained.
• Computer viruses and how to keep your PC virus free.
• Computer networking, both LANs and Wireless.

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:

You are assessed by the tutor.

You are given the opportunity to set your own learning goals in the Individual Learning Plan during the induction session.

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 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 Open Days:

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:

• A memory stick to save work electronically.
• A folder to keep handouts and printouts of work produced.
• Pen to complete written documentation


All absences need to be reported as this is a qualification course. If you are aware of any commitments that will cause you to be absent please let the Tutor know as soon as possible

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

You can progress on to a Cisco Level 2 Hardware and Networking Course.

To have a detailed discussion about your progression options either discuss with your course tutor or contact

Frequently Asked Questions:

“How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
It is advised to practise regularly in between classes. As you a required to complete a portfolio of evidence you may need to spend some time in the Learning Resource Centre outside class time completing work set.

“What will happen if I miss a class?”
Please inform the tutor as soon as possible as notes and handouts are made available.

What Software will I be using?

Microsoft Office, Windows 7

You will also have access to our learning centre 5 days a week where you can practice your skills

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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