Office Skills OCNRL Level 1 Certificate - IT for Work

This course is a Level 1 course and aims to provide skills in using word processing software and spreadsheet software to produce a professional document that is based around relevant workplace skills. You will cover using IT tools safely, securely as well as efficiently and effectively. This course develops the IT skills needed to move into administration, office or secretarial work.

Course Content

The Course covers the following modules

Excel, (formulae , functions, producing charts and graphs to analyse data)
Using the Internet (research skills and communication)
The modules are taught so that you gain knowledge of best practice and are able to evaluate the use of IT so that your work practices are efficient.
The methods of teaching are:
Classroom based with work related material
Group work and Pair work
One to One support and careers advice
Project work
Class assignments

Entry Requirements

Literacy levels should ideally be at Entry level 3 - Level 1 to cope with instructions and producing documents. You will need to be familiar with the save , print, cut and paste and copy functions Ideally you will have already completed a basic course using Office software or have had some experience of using IT in the office or at home to complete personal administration tasks.

First Class Requirements

Memory stick, pen, paper

Attendance Requirements

As this a qualification based course you need to have 100% attendance. Developing IT skills is an ongoing process and the exercises build upon your progress week by week.

Assessment Methods

This qualification is gained by producing a portfolio which is produced from class based exercises with ongoing feedback provided by the tutor. The final portfolio is then reviewed by an external moderator to verify the qualification

Further Study Options

On succesful completion of this course you can progress to:
Office Skills Certificate Level 2 with a volunteering option

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days: Info Days If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area at either site.