Course Description

Computers Skills

Marino College

Computer Skills

Computer Essentials
 Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
 Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.
 Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.
 Know some concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.
 Understand storage.
 Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of
backing up data.
 Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health.

Word Processing
 Create, edit and save small-sized word processing documents
 Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, to enhance productivity.
 Apply different formats to documents to enhance them.
 Adjust document page settings.
 Check and correct spelling before finally printing documents.

 Create, edit and save small-sized spreadsheets.
 Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity.
 Enter data into cells; use good practice in creating lists.
 Select, sort and copy, move and delete data.
 Edit rows and columns in a worksheet.
 Copy, move, delete, and appropriately rename worksheets.
 Create mathematical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions.
 Recognise some error values
 Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet.
 Create, and format charts.
 Printing spreadsheets.

 Create, edit and save small-sized presentations.
 Work with presentations and save them.
 Choose built-in options, such as the Help function..
 Understand different presentation views and when to use them.
 Understand different slide layouts and designs.
 Enter, edit, and format text in presentations.
 Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides.
 Create, and format charts.
 Insert and edit pictures, images, and drawn objects.
 Apply animation and transition effects to presentations.
 Printing and giving presentations.

On completion of this course the learner will have good  functioning IT/Computer Skills and will be well placed take an ECDL  or equivalent course.

Suitable for Mature Adults.

Tutor:  John O’Dwyer


Course Code 69
College Name Marino College
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Computers for Improvers
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Certificate (NFQ Level 1)
Course Location Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 18th September 2019
Course End Date 27th November 2019
Course Fee €90
Course Duration 10 weeks.
Course Times Wednesday 11.15am-1.00pm
Entry Requirements Basic knowledge of IT/Computer skill is required. Ideally learner will have completed an Introductory Course to Computer Skills.
Career Path General Office Skills and further study. Also suitabe for Mature Adults interested in developing their knowledge and competency of Computer Skills.
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Course Provider

Marino College

01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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