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Computer Applications

NFQ Level
Certificate Dorset College
Live Online Classes
Course Duration
10 Weeks
Start Date
End Date
18.30 - 21.30 p.m.
Course Fees

Why take this course?

Do you want to gain the skills and knowledge required in a modern business environment?

Do you want to gain the skills and knowledge with an introduction to Microsoft Office: Word Processing,  Presentation Software, Digital Resources and understand how to use Zoom?.

This course will open up opportunities for work in general business administration or provide the skills that will enable you to present academic content, in various forms, to a professional standard?.

Designed to enable you to develop your career or progress to further or higher education.

Dorset College will provide you with free access to Microsoft Office via your personal email.

What will You Experience?

You will be taught by an industry experienced professional teacher who will support, mentor and guide you to achieve your goals.

You will develop the skills that enable you to contribute effectively and with confidence using Microsoft Office applications, using the internet and learn all about Zoom.

Programme Modules

Word Processing – Document creation and Formatting

  • Creating Documents
  • Working with Documents
  • Saving Documents
  • Entering / moving Text
  • Text Formatting
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Document Formatting
  • Using Styles

Word Processing - Objects and Reviewing

  • Creating Tables
  • Editing Tables
  • Formatting Tables
  • Inserting Images, Charts and Table of Contents
  • Editing Images, Charts and Table of Contents
  • Reviewing Documents – Tracking Changes
  • Reviewing Spelling and Grammar
  • Preparing Outputs for Printing

PowerPoint Presentations

Understand how to make the most of PowerPoint 

  • Creating presentations and applying templates
  • Use zoom share for your presentation
  • Adding content slides
  • Adding animations, transitions and timing
  • Including Images and Charts
  • Understanding presenter view
  • Analysing target audiences
  • Understanding the physical environment
  • Timing and delivery of presentations


Getting to know ZOOM

  • Zoom settings and security
  • Create zoom meetings
  • Use a background on Zoom
  • Share a video on Zoom
  • Use zoom share for your presentation (Should be related to a PowerPoint presentation)
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Make a poll on Zoom

Computer Fundamentals

  • Common computer components
  • Common hardware peripherals
  • Types of personal computing devices
  • Operating Systems
  • Identifying and accessing common software
  • Accessing the Internet

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Prepare word processing and presentation documents and save them in appropriate formats.
  • Insert data, charts, animations and images into word processing and presentation documents, and apply formatting in a way that recognises good practice and improves productivity.
  • Create, edit, style and review word processing and presentation documents.
  • Explain how environmental factors, audience demographics and the presenter’s physical and vocal choices can improve presentation techniques.
  • Review documents and prepare them for print output.
  • Find and access academic resources from online and electronic databases.
  • Describe basic IT concepts and terms associated with computer hardware and software.
  • Learn all about ZOOM

Accessing Digital Resources

  • Accessing search engines and electronic academic databases
  • Using email and other digital communication tools
  • Uploading files and email attachments
  • Using search criteria and functions
  • Downloading and saving online documents

Computer Applications

Live Online Learning

You can now up-skill or re-skill from the comfort of your own home with an industry experienced Professional Teacher who will provide you with the skills and knowledge and all support materials you need to achieve your goals.

Entry Requirements

Whether you are just starting out in the area of administration, looking for a career change or just fancy learning something new, this Computer Applications course is perfect – opening up opportunities in many areas of business. 

  •  A basic knowledge of computers   
  • Competence in spoken and written English 

Assessment & Awards

Assessment Method
Continuous Assessment and end of course examination. 


  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • Awarded by: Dorset College

Career & Progression

This course will enable you to become more efficient and confident in your current job, develop your ICT skills, and enhance career prospects.  

It will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to make an informed decision and progress in your chosen field.  

Job roles include: 

  • Office Administrator 
  • Experienced MS Office User 
  • Customer Service Professional 
  • Receptionist 
  • Personal Assistant  


The course will open up a wide range of professional or academic opportunities in business, finance, project management and many more…. 

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