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ECDL & Diploma in Office Administration Skills

Award
ECDL Certificate
& Diploma Office Skills
Study Mode
Course Duration
14 Weeks
Start/End Date
22/05/21 - 28/08/21
Day & Time
Saturday
09.30 - 16.30
Delivery
Hybrid
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Course Fees
ECDL & Office Admin: €1175.00
*Check our Black November Offer for exclusive discounts*
Claim your Black November voucher. To secure a place on this course a deposit of €150.00 applies. Flexible Payment Terms available - see details on page below.

Why take this course?

Gain the skills that employer’s need with a combination of office administration skills and ECDL.   The key skills required to work as a professional in administration and/or office environment or in the home.

The ECDL certification offers you the skills, knowledge and competence in Microsoft office applications and enables you to work effectively in any area of business. 

 The office administration area is targeted at developing a basic level of understanding in administration and will provide excellent reception and frontline office skills, communication and customer service skills. 

What will I study?

The ECDL Modules will prepare you with computer skills and knowledge, which will be complemented with business administration skills that enable you to work effectively and with confidence in any organisation.

A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes and teachers who support, mentor and guide you to achieve your goals. 

A focus on the course will be to assist you to recognise and develop the skills that you can apply directly to real-life business scenarios and perform effectively in a demanding office environment.

The Office Administration skills Module includes:

  • Communications 
  • Personal Effectiveness 
  • Customer Service 
  • Dealing with Service quality and service complaints 
  • Information Management 
  • Reception and Front line Office Skills  
  • Team working

Programme Modules

ECDL Computer Essentials

At the end of this Module the learner should be able to:

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
  • Start up and shut down a computer.
  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.
  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.
  • Create a simple document and print an output.
  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.
  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.
  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network.
  • 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.

ECDL Online Essentials

At the end of this Module the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing.
  • Set up accounts to prepare for online collaboration.
  • Use online storage and web-based productivity applications to collaborate.
  • Use online and mobile calendars to manage and plan activities.
  • Collaborate and interact using social networks, blogs, and wikis.
  • Schedule and host online meetings and use online learning environments.
  • Understand key mobile technology concepts and use features such as e-mail, applications, and synchronisation.

ECDL Word Processing

At the end of this Module the learner should be able to:

  • Work with documents and save them in different file formats.
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function to enhance productivity.
  • Create and edit small-sized word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute
  • Apply different formats to documents to enhance them before distribution and recognise good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options.
  • Insert tables, images and drawn objects into documents.
  • Prepare documents for mail merge operations.
  • Adjust document page settings and check and correct spelling before finally printing documents.

ECDL Spreadsheets

At the end of this Module the learner should be able to:

  • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats.
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity.
  • Enter data into cells and 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 and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions.
  • Use good practice in formula creation and recognise error values in formulas.
  • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet.
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully.
  • Adjust spreadsheet page settings and check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets.

ECDL Using Database

At the end of this Module the learner should be able to:

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised and operated.
  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes.
  • Create a table, define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table.
  • Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database.
  • Understand what a form is and create a form to enter, modify and delete records and data in records.
  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution.

ECDL Presentation

At the end of this Module the learner should be able to:

  • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats.
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them, choose different slide layouts and designs.
  • Enter, edit and format text in presentations.
  • Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides.
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully.
  • Insert and edit pictures, images and drawn objects.
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations and check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations.

ECDL IT Security

At the end of this Module the learner should be able to:

  • Understand and identify the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life.
  • Use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection.
  • Use the Internet safely and securely.
  • Manage data and information appropriately.
  • Understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy and identity theft.
  • Protect a computer, device or network from malware and unauthorised access
    Understand the types of networks, connection types and network specific issues including firewalls.
  • Browse the World Wide Web and communicate on the Internet securely.
  • Understand security issues related to communications including email and instant messaging.
  • Backup and restore data appropriately and safely, and securely dispose of data and devices.

ECDL & Diploma in Office Administration Skills

What will you experience?

Learn from a highly qualified and industry experienced professional teacher in a modern well equipped classroom.  

A focus on the course will be to assist you to recognise and develop the skills that you can apply directly to real-life business scenarios and perform effectively in a demanding office environment.  

A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes and teachers who support, mentor and guide you 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 Office Administration course is perfect – opening up opportunities in many areas of business. 

 A basic working knowledge of computers, for example using the internet and word processing is required .

Assessment & Awards

Assessment Method
In the Office Administration Skills area learners will demonstrate measurable knowledge of the key elements of the course:  

  • Course work 100%  
  • ECDL – Examination at end of each module  

Award 

  • ECDL-European Computer Driving License Certificate  
  • Dorset College Diploma in Office Administration Skills

Career & Progression

The ECDL 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  

Progression 

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

Fee Payment

“To secure a place on this course a deposit of €150.00 applies and the remainder paid in instalments.  You have the flexibility of using our online payment facility to manage your course payments at any time, from the comfort of your own home.  Pay Online

ECDL & Office Administration Skills Course - Fee: €1075.00

Payment Plan (Combined Price)

Deposit: €150.00 Secures your Place on the Course
1st Instalment: €309.00 15/05/21
2nd Instalment: €308.00 22/06/21
3rd Instalment: €308.00 22/07/21

Start Dates
ECDL  22/05/21 – 07/08/21  = 11 WEEKS
Office Administration Skills: 14/08/21 - 28/08/21 = 3 weeks

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