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Who is it for?:

This workshop provides a quick introduction to more detailed study on three of the most popular Microsoft Applications used regularly in the workplace and at home. You will spend two weeks focusing on each application, which include: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

This course will go into more depth and enable you to create a range of complex and attractive documents, more detailed spreadsheets and professional animated presentations.

On completion of the course you may consider applying for the ITQ Certificate, which will enable you to develop your skills further in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and provide you with a recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements:

You must have a beginner’s knowledge of the three Microsoft Application Word, Excel and PowerPoint and an interest in learning to use Microsoft Applications in greater depth. You may have already completed the ‘Beginner’s’ Course.

What does the course involve?:

The classes will focus on the most commonly used applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Lessons will be held in a computing lab where your tutor will demonstrate how to use a range of tools and applications. He/she will provide support whilst you practice using the software effectively and create your own portfolio.

How is the course assessed?:

During the sessions your tutor will assess your work and provide feedback. Additional tasks will be provided for you to practice at home.

Additional Notes:

It is essential to bring an USB pen, as it will enable you to take electronic copies of your work home.

Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?:

This workshop provides a good introduction to three of the most popular Microsoft Applications used regularly in the workplace and at home. You will spend two weeks focusing on each application which include: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

This course will go over the basics and equip you to create a range of interesting and attractive documents, an introduction to spreadsheets and professional presentations.

On completion of the course you may consider applying for the Intermediate course or ITQ Award which will enable you to develop your skills further in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Entry Requirements:

Basic computer keyboard skills are essential and an interest in learning to use Microsoft Applications.

What does the course involve?:

The classes will focus on the most commonly used applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Lessons will be held in a computing lab where your tutor will demonstrate how to use a range of tools and applications. They will provide support whilst you practise using the software effectively and createThe classes will focus on the most commonly used applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Lessons will be held in a computing lab where your tutor will demonstrate how to use a range of tools and applications. He/she will provide support whilst you practice using the software effectively and create your own portfolio. your own portfolio.

How is the course assessed?:

During the sessions your tutor will assess your work and provide feedback. Additional tasks will be provided for you to practice at home.

Additional Notes:

It is essential to bring an USB pen, as it will enable you to take electronic copies of your work home.

Other details:

No additional qualifications are required.

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Who is it for?:

This course is for you if you want to gain relevant skills for employment and/or progression in Computing and Information Technology. You will learn about the use of Information Technology in business and industry and also about the professional skills and knowledge you will need. After the course you can either stay in F.E. and continue your studies on a Level 3 Diploma in either ICT or a related subject or use your qualification to make the move into employment or an apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements:

You need two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including English or Maths.

What does the course involve?:

You will learn about ICT and computers such as how to install computer components and software, build websites, learn how to use a range of ICT software packages, design a game and set up and test a computer network. This course enables you to improve your job prospects by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification in Information and Technology together with the opportunity to develop your Maths and English skills in order to achieve GCSE or Functional Skills qualifications.

How is the course assessed?:

It will be assessed over the course through practical activities, project work, some tests and assignments.

How much does it cost?:

You are expected to provide a USB pen or hard drive to hold your data and the college also provide Microsoft 365 cloud software so you have Microsoft Office software at home and online storage to hold your lesson notes and portfolio materials.

Additional Notes:

At the college there are the following facilities: An extensive range of modern computer equipment; dedicated teaching laboratories; a well-equipped Resource Centre, available to you outside normal class times; an on-line learning system you can get to from anywhere with an Internet connection.

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Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?:

Computing and Information Technology is the basis of modern society. This two year Extended Diploma offers a varied range of units that will suit students wanting to gain computing and IT experience whilst also developing their interest in Computer Games Development. The practical subjects taught on this Extended Diploma will enable you to gain wide-ranging experience for a career in Computing and Video Games Development. Some of the potential careers include: Games Developer; Programmer; Project Manager; 3D Modeller; Website Designer; Software Developer; Quality Assurance Tester; Systems Analyst. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, so you can progress onto a computing course in Higher Education (HE), either here at Shrewsbury College or University or you can use your qualification to make the move into employment.

Entry Requirements:

You need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including Maths and English or a Merit grade Level 2 Diploma.

What does the course involve?:

Examples of subjects covered include: Computer Game Design; Developing Computer Games; Computer Game Platforms and Technologies; 3D Modelling; Digital Graphics; Computer Animation; Website Design; Computer Systems; Programming; Software Design; Development and Project Management. Developing your maths and English skills in order to achieve recognised qualifications is also an important objective of the course as are a range of short modules leading to industry recognised certificates, designed to enhance the career prospects of students.

How is the course assessed?:

It will be assessed throughout the course through practical activities, project work, some tests and assignments.

How much does it cost?:

You are expected to provide a USB pen, hard drive/cloud software to hold your data; folders to hold your lesson notes and portfolio materials.

Additional Notes:

At the College there are a number of facilities: An extensive range of modern computer equipment, dedicated teaching laboratories, a well-equipped resource centre, which is available to you outside your normal class times and an on-line learning system that you can access from anywhere with an Internet connection. Should you choose to study smaller sized level 3 BTEC qualification other than the Extended Diploma you may have the option to study an A Level alongside. The options may include Biology, Business, English Language, Maths, PE, Psychology, and Sociology – but please check at your Group Interview. Options should appear when you apply for this course online.

Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?:

Computing and Information Technology is the basis of modern society. This two year Extended Diploma offers a varied range of units that will suit students wanting to gain computing and IT experience in order to progress into employment or onto Higher Education. The practical subjects taught on this Extended Diploma will enable you to gain wide-ranging experience for a career in Computing and IT. Some of the potential careers include: Networking & Systems Support; Programmer; Project Manager; Games Developer; Website Designer; Software Developer; IT Consultant & Systems Analyst. The qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, so you can progress onto a computing course in Higher Education (HE), either here at Shrewsbury College or at University or you can use your qualification to make the move into employment.

Entry Requirements:

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and Maths.

What does the course involve?:

Examples of subjects covered include: Computer Systems, IT Technical Support, Programming, Computer Networks, Website Design, Web Server Scripting, Robotics and Control, Digital Graphics and Animation, Systems Analysis and Design and Project Management. Developing your maths and English skills in order to achieve recognised qualifications is also an important objective of the course as are a range of short modules leading to industry recognised certificates, designed to enhance the career prospects of students.

How is the course assessed?:

It will be assessed throughout the course through practical activities, project work, some tests and assignments.

How much does it cost?:

You are expected to provide a USB pen, hard drive/cloud software to hold your data; folders to hold your lesson notes and portfolio materials.

Additional Notes:

At the College there are a number of facilities: An extensive range of modern computer equipment, dedicated teaching laboratories, a well-equipped resource centre, which is available to you outside your normal class times and an on-line learning system that you can access from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Obtain practical experience by participating in the running of a company called FixIT. This provides a repair service to employees of the College.

Should you choose to study smaller sized level 3 BTEC qualification other than the Extended Diploma you may have the option to study an A Level alongside. The options may include Biology, Business, English Language, Maths, PE, Psychology, and Sociology – but please check at your Group Interview. Options should appear when you apply for this course online.

 

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Who is it for?: This course is designed for anyone wishing to develop a basic grasp of Excel. This is an exciting time in the computing industry where the development of platforms and skills sets has been highlighted once more. These key skills sets underpin development within the sector and impact on the growth and sustainability of our economy. At a fundamental level personal development in Microsoft systems skills can help across a wide range of employment sectors and roles. The Level 1 Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) is a natural progression route. This qualification is designed to prepare learners for employment in the IT sector and is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a specific area of work within Administration or the IT industry.
Entry Requirements: You need to be able to demonstrate a keen enthusiasm and interest for Excel and spreadsheets.
What does the course involve?: Your course will look at 'Quick Tools' to widen your Excel experience as well as focus on the key requirements you will need to develop and improve your skills. You will have the opportunity to practise and use the materials on the Microsoft Systems Excel full programme which will give you a suitable level of experience and support to enable you to consider progression to the next level.
How is the course assessed?: There is no formal assessment.
How much does it cost?: The cost is as advertised.
Additional Notes: You may wish to bring a notepad, pen and USB pen with you so that you can save your work.

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