Available Courses

See below a list of available courses available for Business Admin/ Office Skills / ICT.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Definitions of abuse, codes of conduct, whistle blowing and confidentiality.

Volunteering

The Volunteering Course is designed to empower volunteers through personalised learning and choice, mentoring, support and work placements to motivate and enhance confidence and develop core skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving, research and self-management.

Award in Vocational Skills - Citizenship

OCN Level 1 Award Vocational Skills – Active Citizenship in Community Learning Outcoming

1. Understand the social diversity of citizens in own community. 2. Recognise the role of active participation in own community Assessment 1.1. Define what is meant by social diversity. 1.2. Outline the social diversity of citizens in own community. 2.1. Outline ways in which diverse members of the community can interact together. 2.2. Outline own involvement in an organisation, club or activity in own community. 2.3. Identify how taking an active part in own community can contribute to social cohesion. Credits gained: 1

OCN NI Award in Community Development

The OCN NI Level 1 award in Community Development provides learners with knowledge in community development values and processes, community group understanding and understanding of diversity and injustice issues. These qualifications are mapped to the new Community Development National Occupational Standards (NOS).

In order to achieve the Level 1 Award learners must complete the one mandatory unit for a total of 6 credits. Community Development Practice

General Computer Skills

This introductory course is designed to provide learners with the fundamentals, initial skills and knowledge required for general computer usage. Course Content will be at the level required by the group and may follow the main elements of related accredited ICT courses in order to provide a basis for follow-on and upskilling to higher levels.

Course content can include: • Understanding and Developing Computer skills, • Using a Computer Keyboard, • File management • Designing posters • Word Processing Software, • PowerPoint, • Spreadsheets • Using IT to improve productivity,

General Online Skills

This introductory course is designed to provide learners with the basics, initial skills and knowledge required for general online competency.

Course Content will be at the level required by the group and may follow the main elements of related accredited ICT courses in order to provide a basis for follow-on and upskilling to higher levels. • Accessing and Using the internet, • Using email, • Using social media for marketing or promotion purposes • Mobile IT devices, • Online purchasing/ordering/invoicing • Using internet for business productivity • Understand how to navigate using a browser • Use bookmark/favourites • Understand simple search terms/conventions • Locate web address • Understand concept of hyperlink

Computerised Accounts SAGE

Computerised Accounts Level 1 (Using SAGE accountancy software) The aim of this course is to develop confidence and gain practical skills, to operate computerised accounts software and carry out routine accounting tasks. This will include entering sales data and printing reports. Learners should have basic keyboard skills. The course is normally delivered over 16 weeks at 2 hours per week, using the College’s state of the art facilities.

Learners will use computers and accounting software, through the support of a qualified tutor, in a practical way by using real life examples and tasks. Learners also have the opportunity to work in small groups and share their experience. There is a certified end of programme assessment that is widely recognised across industry and recognises the learner’s achievement. Learners can progress to Level 2 with the College. A significant number of organisations now use some form of accounting software and actively seek people with skills in this area.

Award in Vocational Skills - ICT

The OCNNI Level 1 ICT forms part of the Award in Vocational Skills suite designed to provide learners with an introduction to skills and knowledge required for working in a range of sector areas including, Communication Technology and Office Skills.

Learners for the award must complete 6 credits. Learners for the certificate must complete a total of 13 credits. Units can include Word Processing, Using IT to improve productivity, presentation software, using spreadsheet software, using email, mobile IT devices, accessing internet,

Award in Vocational Skills - Communication

The OCNNI Level 1 Communication forms part of the Award in Vocational Skills designed to provide learners with an introduction to skills and knowledge required for working in a range of sector areas including, Catering, Communication Technology and Office Skills.

Learners for the Award must complete 6 credits. Units including. Communication Skills for the Individual, Using Effective Communication Skills in the Workplace, Interpersonal Skills for the Individual

SKILLS NORTH WEST FUNDED BY
This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy. Skills North West is match funded with assistance from Derry City and Strabane District Council.