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					On-Line IT Courses with Nationally Recognised Qualification
Offered from Basic to Advance levels in the following subjects:
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook & Internet Explorer

How it Works

You will attend a half day induction course with people working at the same level as you where
you will be given usernames and passwords. You will then be shown how to use the
Learndirect system, login to your learning, navigate your course, logout, pick up feed back and
communicate with your Tutor remotely.

This will allow you to log in to the course from any broadband location at times that suit you
and return to your learning where you left it. Once you have worked through the learning you
undertake consolidation exercises which are submitted for marking and you will receive online
feedback.

A completion date will be set at the start, usually 3 months, your progress will be monitored
remotely and once you have completed all of the learning and consolidation exercises we will
book you in for another half day session. This will cover a test preparation revision session
along with questions and answers followed by the exam.

We use OCR (Oxford, Cambridge RSA) for our examinations and you will be undertaking a
Clait or Clait Plus accreditation. On passing you will receive a certificate in approximately 3
weeks.

Please note you will need access to the relevant software to carry out the assignments
& Tasks and to develop your newly acquired skills.

Cost: Level 1 Courses £95 including VAT and Exam cost.
      Level 2 Courses £110 including VAT and Exam cost.

For Further Information Sheets on the individual courses please click on the links below:

Level One Courses                                     Level 2 Courses
Word                                                  Word
Excel                                                 Excel
PowerPoint                                            PowerPoint
Access                                                Access
Publisher                                             Publisher (Not Available)
Outlook & Internet Explorer                           Outlook & Internet Explorer



                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
Word IT1

The IT1 Word Processing course is designed to help learners to acquire basic skills in word
processing. It is a Level 1 course and can be used to prepare for the OCR Level 1 Certificate for
IT Users (New CLAIT 2006).

The target audience for this course are learners who want to acquire basic word processing skills
and use Microsoft Word to develop simple word processed documents. Learners in this category
may not previously have had much experience of using a computer. The course will equip
learners to understand the basic function and use of Microsoft Word software, and to develop their
own documents which they can save, print and edit.

The course is designed to provide the learner with hands-on practice and confidence in word
processing, and does this through a series of demonstrations and simulated opportunities to
practise tasks. Once this core learning has been assimilated the learner is encouraged to attempt
activities using the live application on their computer.

A final course activity consolidates their learning from the entire course. Upon completing the
course, the learner will possess a portfolio of work as evidence of their progress. The course also
contains extensive support documentation which may be printed for future reference. This
includes a glossary, reference material on using Microsoft Word and more general advice on
creating effective documents.


Course Outcomes
Be able to open & close Microsoft Word and create & save a document
Be able to create, organise, rename, move, copy, find & delete folders & files
Be able to align, justify and delete text
Be able to change margins, line spacing, tabulation and format lists with bullet points and
numbers.
Be able to save and print a document
Be able to apply fonts, font styles and sizes
Be able to copy, insert & move text & insert images into a document
Be able to insert a table into a document and apply borders
Be able to insert headers and footers into a document
Be able to apply my skills to complete the final course activity


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                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
Excel IT1

The IT1 Spreadsheets course is designed to help learners to acquire basic skills in using
spreadsheets. It is a Level 1 course and can be used to prepare for the OCR Level 1 Certificate
for IT Users (New CLAIT 2006).

The target audience for this course are learners who want to acquire basic spreadsheet skills and
use Microsoft Excel to develop simple Excel spreadsheets (workbooks). Learners in this category
may not previously have had much experience of using a computer. The course will equip
learners to understand the basic function and use of Microsoft Excel software, and to develop their
own spreadsheets which they can save, print and edit.

The course is designed to provide the learner with hands-on practice and confidence in creating
spreadsheets, and does this through a series of demonstrations and simulated opportunities to
practise tasks. Once this core learning has been assimilated the learner is encouraged to attempt
activities using the live application on their computer.

A final course activity consolidates their learning from the entire course. Upon completing the
course, the learner will possess a portfolio of work as evidence of their progress. The course also
contains extensive support documentation which may be printed for future reference. This
includes a glossary, reference material on using Microsoft Excel and more general advice on
creating effective spreadsheets.

Course Outcomes
Be able to open, navigate and close Microsoft Excel
Be able to create, layout and save a simple spreadsheet document
Be able to enter and format numbers and text into a spreadsheet
Be able to create formulas using addition, subtraction & SUM function
Be able to copy, insert and delete cell data, rows and columns
Be able to create formulas involving multiplication and division
Know how to print a spreadsheet document
Be able to create a column, bar, pie, line chart from spreadsheet data
Be able to edit charts and change axis
Know how to print a chart in colour or black and white




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                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
PowerPoint IT1
The IT1 Presentations course is designed to help learners acquire basic presentation skills
expected at Level 1 and have a good working knowledge of how to create presentations and how
useful they can be. It is a Level 1 course and can be used to prepare for the OCR Level 1
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAIT 2006).

The target audience for this course are learners who use IT at home or work and want to acquire
basic presentation skills and use Microsoft PowerPoint to develop presentations. Learners in this
category may not previously have had much experience of using a computer. This course will
equip learners to understand the basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint software and to develop
their own portfolio of presentations.

Through a series of demonstrations and simulated opportunities to practice tasks, the course is
designed to provide the learner with hands-on practice and confidence using presentation
software. Once this core learning has been assimilated, the learner is encouraged to attempt
activities using the live application on their computer.

A final course activity consolidates their learning from the entire course. Upon completing the
course, the learner will possess a portfolio of work as evidence of their progress. The course also
contains extensive support documentation which may be printed for future reference. This
includes a glossary, reference material on using Microsoft PowerPoint and more general advice
on creating effective presentations.


Course Outcomes
Be able to start, view & save a presentation in PowerPoint
Be able to insert slides into a presentation
Be able to insert, align & format text & text styles
Know how to duplicate slides & change the slide order
Know how to insert graphics & AutoShapes in slides
Be able to move & resize objects & cut, copy & paste text & objects
Know how to set up and work with Slide Master
Be able to check & print a professional looking presentation


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                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
Access (Database) IT1

The IT1 Database course is designed to help learners acquire basic database skills and have a
good working knowledge of data manipulation and database software. It is a Level 1 course and
can be used to prepare for the OCR Level 1 Certificate for IT Users (New CLAIT 2006).

The target audience for this course are learners who want to acquire basic database skills and
use Microsoft Access to develop simple databases. Learners in this category may not previously
have had much experience of using a computer. This course will equip learners to understand the
basic functions and use of Microsoft Access software and to develop their own databases which
they can save, edit and print. Through a series of demonstrations and simulated opportunities to
practice tasks, the course is designed to provide the learner with hands-on practice and
confidence using databases.

Once this core learning has been assimilated the learner is encouraged to attempt activities using
the live application on their computer. A final course activity consolidates their learning from the
entire course. Upon completing the course, the learner will possess a portfolio of work as
evidence of their progress. The course also contains extensive support documentation which may
be printed for future reference. This includes a glossary, reference material on using Microsoft
Access and more general advice on creating effective databases.

Course Outcomes
Be able to open, navigate & close Access
Be able to create databases
Be able to add & amend fields in database objects
Be able to cut, copy, paste & delete data
Be able to delete data in cells & records
Know how to sort records & filter data
Know how to create & save queries using wizard
Know how to use AutoReport & Report Wizard
Be able to open, set up & print reports



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                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
Publisher IT1

The IT1 Desktop Publishing course is designed to help learners to acquire basic skills in desktop
publishing. It is a Level 1 course and can be used to prepare for the OCR Level 1 Certificate for
IT Users (New CLAIT 2006).

The target audience for this course are learners who want to acquire basic desktop publishing
skills and use Microsoft Publisher to develop simple publications. Learners in this category may
not previously have had much experience of using a computer. The course will equip learners to
understand the basic function and use of Microsoft Publisher software, and to develop their own
publications which they can save, print and edit. The course is designed to provide the learner
with hands-on practice and confidence in desktop publishing, and does this through a series of
demonstrations and simulated exercises to practise tasks.

Once this core learning has been assimilated the learner is encouraged to attempt activities using
the live application on their computer. A final course activity consolidates their learning from the
entire course. Upon completing the course, the learner will possess a portfolio of work as
evidence of their progress. The course also contains extensive support documentation which may
be printed for future reference. This includes a glossary, reference material on using Microsoft
Publisher and more general advice on creating effective publications.

Course Outcomes
Be able to open, navigate and close Microsoft Publisher
Be able to use a publication template and amend text
Be able to change, move and resize objects e.g. pictures
Be able to change font and colour styles
Be able to create, layout and save a new publication
Be able to create and layout text boxes and format text
Be able to add borders and shading
Be able to use columns
Be able to print a publication
Be able to apply my skills to complete the final course activity



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                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
Outlook & Internet Explorer IT1- Electronic Communications
The IT1 Electronic Communication course is designed to help learners to acquire basic skills in
using email and the Internet. It is a Level 1 course and can be used to prepare for the OCR Level
1 Certificate for IT Users (New CLAIT 2006).

The target audience for this course are learners who want to acquire basic email and web
browsing skills and use Microsoft Outlook Express to manage their email and Microsoft Internet
Explorer to browse the web. Learners in this category may not previously have had much
experience of using a computer. The course will equip learners to understand the basic function
and use of Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Internet Explorer software, and to create, edit,
save, send and read email and browse, search and use the web to find information and purchase
goods and services.

The course is designed to provide the learner with hands-on practice and confidence in using
email and the Internet, and does this through a series of demonstrations and simulated
opportunities to practise tasks. Consolidation activities for the email component are simulated.
Internet activities are more usually completed in the live application and details of the learners
experiences typed into feedback forms for assessment by the tutor.

A final course activity consolidates their learning from the entire course. Upon completing the
course, the learner will possess a portfolio of work as evidence of their progress. The course also
contains extensive support documentation which may be printed for future reference. This
includes a glossary, reference material on using Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Internet
Explorer and more general advice on using email and browsing the web.

Course Outcomes
Understand the principles of email, the Internet & the World Wide Web
Be able to open, navigate and close Microsoft Outlook Express
Be able to read and send email and use attachments
Be able to manage and print emails and maintain an Address book
Be able to use Microsoft Internet Explorer to visit websites
Be able to search a website and complete online forms
Be able to save and print web pages
Be able to use a search engine and save favourite websites
Know how to complete financial transactions on the web safely
Be able to apply my skills to complete the final course activity

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                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
Word IT2 (Integrated Document Production)
Some previous experience of working with the Microsoft Office Package is required to undertake
the course. This course consists of two modules: Using Your Computer and Word Processing
Using Your Computer shows you the basic skills you need to operate a computer. The module
introduces you to the Windows operating system and shows you how to interact with it. You will
see how to open applications, and be introduced to Notepad, where you will learn about entering
text onto a page and storing that page as a text file. You will also see how to set up a printer and
print your file. The module explains different kinds of files and how to manage them using
Windows Explorer. Later on, you will learn how to change settings on your computer, install
applications and protect your files from viruses. It is a Level 2 course and can be used to prepare
for the OCR Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (CLAIT PLUS 2006).

Word Processing covers skills using Microsoft Word 2003. It covers the following subject areas:
Creating a simple document, formatting text, paragraph layout and formatting, graphics,
manipulating text and graphics, working with tables, features for long documents, aligning text,
sharing data - Learners see how to copy an Excel chart into a document and how to work on the
chart from within Word, Mail merge. The module also covers a number of printing skills.
These modules are supplemented by tasks and assignments. These are provided to allow you to
practise your newly acquired skills and to encourage communication with your tutor.

N.B. Also attached to this course is the KAZ keyboard tutor. This is provided for those who might
wish to develop their keyboard skills but it is not an essential part of the course.

Course Outcomes
Know how to start up your computer, work with windows & create a file
Know how to work with icons, files & the Desktop, edit & print files
Know about managing files & folders, common computer tasks
Know about saving space & changing settings, protecting your computer
Be able to create/save/print a letter, format text, edit a document
Be able to insert clip art, format paragraphs, create & edit a table
Be able to import & arrange images, change the page setup in a document
Be able to add headers, footers, check spelling & justify text in a doc
Be able to share data with other applications, carry out a mail merge
Know how to start up your computer, work with windows & create a file
Know how to work with icons, files & the Desktop, edit & print files
Know about managing files & folders, common computer tasks
Know about saving space & changing settings, protecting your computer
Be able to create/save/print a letter, format text, edit a document
Be able to insert clip art, format paragraphs, create & edit a table
Be able to import & arrange images, change the page setup in a document
Be able to add headers, footers, check spelling & justify text in a doc
Be able to share data with other applications, carry out a mail merge
                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
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Excel IT2
This course teaches spreadsheet skills and techniques using Microsoft Excel 2003 it is designed
to help learners to acquire a good understanding of Excel. It is a Level 2 course and can be used
to prepare for the OCR Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (CLAIT PLUS 2006).

The target audience for this course are learners who have previous experience of spreadsheets.
The course is designed to provide the learner with hands-on practice and confidence in creating
spreadsheets and does this through a series of demonstrations and simulated opportunities to
practise tasks. Once this core learning has been assimilated the learner is encouraged to attempt
activities using the live application on their computer. The course covers creating formulas and
functions up to advance levels, linking data between workbooks and sharing data with other
applications.

A final course activity consolidates their learning from the entire course. Upon completing the
course, the learner will possess a portfolio of work as evidence of their progress.

The course is supplemented by tasks, assignments and a project, which allow learners to practise
their newly acquired skills and encourage communication with their tutor.

Course Outcomes

Be able to open, close and save a workbook
Be able to edit, move and sort data
Be able to format data within a workbook
Be able to use formulas to subtract, multiply and divide
Be able to create, edit and print a chart
Know how to use advanced formulas and functions
Be able to customise a spreadsheet
Be able to share data between workbooks

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                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
PowerPoint IT2
The IT2 Presentations course is designed to help learners acquire Intermediate to advanced
presentation skills expected at Level 2 and have a good working knowledge of how to create
presentations and how useful they can be. It is a Level 2 course and can be used to prepare for
the OCR Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (CLAIT PLUS 2006).

The target audience for this course are learners who have experience in IT and have a working
knowledge of the product. This course will equip learners to understand the more complex
functions of Microsoft PowerPoint software and to develop their own portfolio of presentations.
You will also learn how to apply text formatting, colour schemes and set up and change the Slide
Master. You will be able to modify presentations by changing the order of slides hiding and
deleting slides and adding notes and finally deliver a presentation as a slide show and in print
format.

Through a series of demonstrations and simulated opportunities to practice tasks, the course is
designed to provide the learner with hands-on practice and confidence using presentation
software. Once this core learning has been assimilated, the learner is encouraged to attempt
activities using the live application on their computer.

A final course activity consolidates their learning from the entire course. Upon completing the
course, the learner will possess a portfolio of work as evidence of their progress. The course also
contains extensive support documentation which may be printed for future reference. This
includes a glossary, reference material on using Microsoft PowerPoint and more general advice
on creating effective presentations.


Course Outcomes
Be able to start, save and close a presentation
Be able to edit text and change font within a slide
Be able to add, delete, resize and crop graphics
Be able to create and print a presentation outline
Know how to use the master slide
Be able to add effects to a slide show
Be able to share and link data from other applications

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                         26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                       Company Number 6234609
Access (Databases) IT2
This course teaches database skills using Microsoft Access 2003. The target audience for this
course are learners who have previous knowledge of Access who want to acquire more advanced
skills. It is a Level 2 course and can be used to prepare for the OCR Level 2 Certificate for IT
Users (CLAIT PLUS 2006).

This course will equip learners to understand the basic functions and use of Microsoft Access
software and to develop their own databases which they can save, edit and print and amend. The
following topics are covered by this course entering data, setting Filters, Sorting Data, creating
and working with Queries, creating and working with various Reports formats, setting up Forms,
creating and understanding Relational databases, sharing data between applications and printing.
This is all undertaken through a series of demonstrations and simulated opportunities to practice
tasks, the course is designed to provide the learner with hands-on practice and confidence using
databases.

Once this core learning has been assimilated the learner is encouraged to attempt activities using
the live application on their computer. This is done by completing set tasks, assignments and a
project, which allow learners to practise and develop their newly acquired skills.

Courses Outcomes
Be able to open, close and save a database
Be able to find, replace and sort data within a datasheet
Be able to enter, find and amend data in a form
Be able to create a query in design view
Be able to use criterion and range operators within a query
Be able to add and delete fields in a table
Be able to set properties within a field
Be able to add headers, footers, page numbers and dates to a report
Be able to import and share data from other applications



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                        26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                               01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                      Company Number 6234609
Outlook & Internet Explorer IT2 – Electronic Communications
In this course, you will gain a good working knowledge of how to use the Internet to find
information and communicate effectively at work and at home. You will learn the language of the
Web, and how to use a web browser to access the wealth of information and services on the Web.
This includes how to visit a web site, how to build a list of the sites you visit most often, and how to
use a search engine to look for sites. It is a Level 2 course and can be used to prepare for the
OCR Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (CLAIT PLUS 2006).

You will also learn how to send and receive e-mail messages. The module covers a range of
techniques that will help you make more efficient use of e-mail: how to forward messages, how to
send files with your messages, and how to maintain an address book of e-mail addresses. The
module also covers using an electronic calendar to manage your time. You will see how it can
help you to set up appointments and meetings, and to prioritize your daily tasks.

This course is supplemented by tasks and assignments. These are provided to allow you to
practise your newly acquired skills and to encourage communication with your tutor. The course s
provides a gentle introduction to ICT and will suit the learner who has little or no previous
experience of computers. The narrative elements are exceptionally clear and provide good
contextual information.

Course Outcomes
Understand about the Internet and WWW and start Internet Explorer
Know how to connect to the Internet and browse the WWW
Know how to find information & collect data & files from the Web
Understand the issues of shopping online
Know how to open/close Outlook & check, reply, print e-mail
Know about creating outgoing & working with incoming e-mail
Know how to organise & use e-mail at work, use the Address Book
Know how to use the Outlook calendar, tasks and notes


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                          26B Town Centre, Wellfield Road, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0LD
                                 01707 266131, www.progression2.co.uk




                                        Company Number 6234609

				
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