First Steps Women’s Centre

IT Courses


MS Office

The course covers the following 3 applications.

• MS Word
• MS Excel
• MS PowerPoint

This course is aimed at those who want to enhance their existing office skills to improve their job prospects, using standard industry software applications.

What’s covered?

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Course Duration: 14 x 2 hour classes.

Course Summary:

The IAB Level 1 Award in Computerised Bookkeeping qualification is aimed at learners who wish to begin their studies of computerised accounting and gain entry to a Level 1 qualification. There are no formal entry requirements. However, it is important that learners have good basic skills in numeracy and literacy. You will also need to be computer-literate, with the ability to move around a computer screen with confidence.

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Course Duration: 14 x 2 hour classes

It is assumed that students are new to computers with little or no previous experience. You will learn how to start your computer, shut down and make use of your computer; open programs, save files and print. Some light word-processing and an introduction to using the internet and email.

• Identify parts of the computer
• Discuss the areas of screen (desktop) when you turn on the computer
• Use a mouse; clicking, left-click, right-click, pointing, clicking and double-clicking.
• Using the keyboard
• Control windows on a screen: maximise, minimise and close.
• Open, close and save a file.

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Course Duration: 7 x 2 hour classes
This course is ideally suited for those who are new to using an iPad

Entry requirements:
No previous knowledge is required.

Course Content:
• Getting started with your iPad / Tablet
• Using the keyboard
• Browsing
• Installing and managing apps
• Security and general settings
• Using the camera

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Course Aim:  
The aim of the course is to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills to enhance and edit digital images; learn how to manage and manipulate images through a variety of digital techniques; Transfer photos from camera to computer and work with different file formats; highlighting importance of cropping in relation to printing. The software will be Corel PaintShop Pro.

What skills do I need?

Participants will need and have prior experience of basic computer use.

What equipment do I need?

facebook Youtube Whatsapp Messenger Instagram TwitterLinkedIn Skype

Social media are websites and applications that are designed to allow people to share content quickly, efficiently, and in real-time……basically it’s people having conversations online.

Social networking can have a social purpose, a business purpose, or both, through sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, among others. The course will look at the following most popular uses of social media. It is aimed at those new to social media.

• Facebook
• YouTube
• WhatsApp
• Messenger

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The course will use a variety of IT tools and applications, including MS Office, Internet searching; social media, etc., to get advice on the various stages of job hunting from best methods of writing an effective CV and covering letter; research on how to improve interview techniques; finding advertised job vacancies etc.
Finding advertised jobs

Where to find job adverts:
Recruitment agencies
Job centres
National Careers Service
Networking to find a job

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This course is ideally suited to those who are new to using a Smartphone.

Course Content

  • Getting started with your Smartphone
  • Using the touch screen/keyboard
  • Browsing
  • Messaging
  • Security and general settings
  • Using the camera

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