Highbury College offers a range of digital media and ICT courses to suit all abilities.

Courses cover a range of subjects, from internet safety to learning to use a Microsoft products. Flexible computing courses let you work towards a recognised qualification, such as a Level 2 certificate, or alternatively study a single module from the many options available.

COURSES INCLUDE:

Microsoft Office - Part 1

This three-week course is designed for the students who have no or very little knowledge of using Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We will explore the tabs and ribbons in Word, enter text and apply, bold, italics and underline, increase font size and font style. Alter font colour, align text to the centre, right and justify. We will also show you how to copy or cut and paste text within a document.

We will look at Excel and cover basic formulas, using basic functions and creating charts from selected data sets. We will look at creating a basic presentation using PowerPoint.

Microsoft Office - Part 2

This three-week course is designed for the students who have successfully completed MS Office part 1. It will focus on the more advanced features of Word including using the format painter, bullets and numbering, using text boxes and the different save options.

In Excel ,we will focus on formulas and applying formatting to data in a spreadsheet. Using freeze panes and exploring more chart options.

In PowerPoint, we will use themes and animation as well as applying relevant sound clips to a presentation.

Microsoft Outlook

In this one session, you will learn how to use Outlook to its full potential. The email, calendar and task features will be covered. Come and learn how to be a more efficient user of MS Outlook.

Get Familiar with Windows 10

In this one session, we will explore how to get the most from Microsoft Windows 10. This session is ideal for anyone who has just purchased a new computer with Windows 10 or upgraded from a previous operating system. Students are encouraged to bring in their Windows 10 laptops to this session.

Introduction to Linux

An alternative to Microsoft Windows operating system and is ideal for those looking for an alternative to Windows 10. You will be shown how to use the basic interface of the Linux operating system. This course is aimed at those with limited knowledge of computing.

Libre Office

Libre Office is an alternative to Microsoft Office software and this course is aimed at anyone with basic keyboard and mouse skills. The Libre suite is used by millions of people around the world. Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

Stay Safe on the Internet

In this one session, we will show you how to protect you and your family from viruses or malware and phishing scams.

Entry Level to Level 1 OCNL Award in Digital Literacy

The Awards in Digital Literacy are suitable for those undertaking research via digital media and need to ascertain the credibility of information.

Entry Level to Level 2 OCNL Award in Digital Skills

Qualifications in Digital Skills are suitable for those who are new to, or would like to improve their digital skills – particularly automated processes and coding, those who may require a grounding in digital skills for further education or employment opportunities, would like to take on a qualification which emphasises the development of practical skills or want to improve own efficiency in using IT applications and processes.

Entry Level to Level 1 OCNL Award in Digital Transaction Skills

The purpose of these qualifications are to provide you with the skills and knowledge to make online transactions securely and effectively, and to enhance digital understanding, enabling you to manage the risks associated with using personal information online.

Entry 3 OCNL Award in Online Basics

LOCATION Highbury College Flexi Centre

The OCNL Entry Level Award in Online Basics (ITQ) (Entry 3) qualification has been created to address the skills of the digitally excluded society. It is a small one credit qualification that introduces learners to information and communication technology. The qualification covers the basic skills of using ICT, finding information on the internet and sending and receiving email messages.

Entry 3 Step Up to Computing (Windows 10)

This course is ideal for anyone without any experience or limited experience of using a Windows 10 computer.

This course will cover the following:

  • differences between hardware and software
  • what USB is used for and the different speeds
  • where the main keys are on a keyboard
  • the differences between the different buttons on a mouse
  • how a monitor size is measured
  • what a laptop computer is
  • what an operating system is
  • types of operating systems
  • different types of application software
  • what the Internet and World Wide Web is
  • what is needed to connect to the Internet
  • Graphical Users Interface.

Entry 3 Step Up to Desk Top Publishing

This course is ideal for anyone without any experience or limited experience of using Desk Top Publishing software.

This course will show you how to create a basic publication using Microsoft Publisher. Text and images as well as different layout styles will be covered. On successful completion you will be able to create a basic publication using some of the features of Microsoft Publisher.

All students are taught in a supportive and inclusive environment. Students are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutor assessors. The activities are designed to enable students to meet the assessment criteria of the unit.

Entry 3 Step Up to File Management

This course is ideal for anyone without any experience or limited experience of file management software.

This course aims to give you an insight into file management within a Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. The skills learned throughout this course can be transferable to other operating systems like Apple and Linux. It is recommended that you have previously completed the Step up to Computing course. Within this course you will be taught how to store and retrieve files and store data within folders in an organised structure that makes you an efficient computer user.

All students are taught in a supportive and inclusive environment. Students are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutor assessors. The activities are designed to enable students to meet the assessment criteria of the unit.

Entry 3 Step Up to PowerPoint

This course is ideal for anyone without any experience or limited experience of using presentation software.

This course will cover the following:

  • Create a Presentation
  • Insert text
  • Change style, size and colour of text
  • Insert clipart
  • Change the order of slides
  • Delete a slide
  • Spellcheck your presentation.

All students are taught in a supportive and inclusive environment. Students are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutor assessors. The activities are designed to enable students to meet the assessment criteria of the unit.

Entry 3 Step Up to Spreadsheets

This course is ideal for anyone without any experience or limited experience of using a spreadsheet application.

This course will cover the following:

  • Create and save a new spreadsheet
  • Use simple formulas to add, multiply, divide and subtract figures
  • Use a formula to sum a range of figures
  • Replicate a formula
  • Format colour, size and font style of cells
  • Format layout of cells
  • Increase column widths
  • Use AutoFill function.

All students are taught in a supportive and inclusive environment. Students are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutor assessors. The activities are designed to enable students to meet the assessment criteria of the unit.

Entry 3 Step Up to Word

This course is ideal for anyone without any experience or limited experience of using a word processing program.

This course aims to give you an insight into using a word processing application called Microsoft Word. The skills learned throughout this course can be transferable to other word processing applications such as Libre Writer.

The course will cover the following:

  • Create a new document
  • Insert text
  • Change style, size and colour of text
  • Emphasising text
  • Altering the alignment of text
  • Saving a document
  • Opening a saved document

All students are taught in a supportive and inclusive environment. Students are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutor assessors. The activities are designed to enable students to meet the assessment criteria of the unit.

Level 1 OCNL Award in Internet Safety

Everyone who uses the Internet and is concerned about keeping themselves, family and friends safe online. This course will examine the threats that exist online including, cybercrime, malware, hacking, Distributed Denial of Service attacks, cyber bullying etc. You will be made aware of how to take precautions to protect your data online.

Level 1 OCNL Award/Certificate for IT Users (ITQ)

LOCATION: Highbury College Flexi Centre

The OCNL suite of IT User Skills qualifications has been developed to provide opportunities for learners to acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding and develop the relevant skills underpinning the effective and competent use of information and communications technology.

Level 2 OCNL Certificate for IT Users

LOCATION Highbury College Flexi Centre

The OCNL suite of IT User Skills qualifications has been developed to provide opportunities for learners to acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding and develop the relevant skills underpinning the effective and competent use of information and communications technology.

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