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College of West Anglia offers IT course


11:16am 21st April 2017
(Updated 11:16am 21st April 2017)

People in West Norfolk wanting to up-skill in Microsoft software have the chance to do so in West Norfolk’s very own Microsoft Risual Academy.

In a world where Microsoft Office capability is seen as a standard requirement for many jobs, the College of West Anglia is seeking to fill the skills gap for those wishing to tech up their CVs, this spring.

The College of West Anglia is proud to be a certified Microsoft training centre and is currently offering three new qualifications: Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013, Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013, Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and OneNote 2013.

The Microsoft certified courses, at the college’s King’s Lynn Campus, are open to members of the public. They are mainly remote learning and so easily accomplishable from the comfort of your own home but also include drop-in sessions on a Tuesday evening 18:00 – 19:00 (or 20:00 weeks 1, 5 & 10).

The courses - which come at a cost of £120 and includes access to all online materials and final exam fees - are ten weeks long, with one set of exams at the end.

Nigel Edwards, computing lecturer at CWA and teacher of the innovative course, said:

“The goal is to increase the learners’ competence and efficiency with Microsoft Office products and to be able to demonstrate this on their CV’s with official Microsoft Certification.”

As a trial, college staff were given the chance to complete the course. Laura Chambers, Technology Faculty Administrator (Wisbech), said:

"I thought I had a good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel before I started, but I have really developed my skills on the course. What I like about the course is its flexibility; you can learn either by attending workshop sessions or by distance learning, or a combination of both.

The course has been challenging at times, but I've enjoyed the opportunity and would recommend the course to anybody who wants to broaden their knowledge of Microsoft Office applications."

For more information visit cwa.ac.uk/Microsoft