Basic Computing Skills

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Introduction

This course teaches the essentials of Excel, Word, and Outlook.

It provides the basic skills required for day-to-day work in a typical office administration role.

No prior knowledge or previous experience of Microsoft Office is required to attend this course.

Course code

SBCM

Location

Varies

Duration

1 day delivered on MS Teams

Price

£75.00

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

Course Content

MS Word includes:

Creating documents, saving and opening documents Working with text and paragraphs Formatting text Format Painter: learn how to copy the formats Undo and Redo Page breaks Headers and footers Cut, copy and paste (within documents and to external packages)
MS Outlook includes:

  • Sending, replying to and forwarding e-mails
  • Flagging e-mails Working with attachments
  • E-mail management
  • Searching e-mails
  • Creating contacts
  • Working with the Calendar

MS Excel includes:
Overview of the Excel screen Entering text, numbers, and dates Working with the Home Ribbon to format Creating Formulas: Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide AutoSum AutoFill Editing spreadsheets (sizing, inserting and deleting rows, columns, and cells) Working with worksheet tabs Printing

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

https://forms.office.com/e/Qp2EB3McZB

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email DGEmployability@dumgal.gov.uk

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199
E-mail:shortcourses@dumgal.ac.uk

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