Computer Skills: Intermediate Level

(MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Concepts of Email & Internet)

Duration: Saturday afternoon lectures (13:00 - 16:00) for a period of 16 weeks or Monday and Wednesday evenings (17:30 - 19:30) for a period of 16 weeks

About this programme
This is a comprehensive course that will teach you all the essential skills you need to advance your career and become a truly proficient user of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook and Internet Explorer.

Programme outline

  • Word Processing (Microsoft Word)
    • Use a word processing application on a personal computer.
    • Basic operations associated with creating, formatting and finishing a word processing document ready for distribution.
    • Advanced features associated with word processing applications such as creating standard tables, using pictures and images within a document, importing objects and using mail merge tools.
  • Spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)
    • Use a spreadsheet application on a personal computer.
    • Basic operations associated with developing, formatting and using a spreadsheet.
    • Standard mathematical and logical operations using basic formulas and functions.
    • Advanced features of a spreadsheet application such as importing objects, and creating graphs and charts.
  • Information and Communication (Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer)
    • Covers basic Web search tasks using a Web browser application and available search engine tools, such as bookmarking search results and printing Web pages and search reports.
    • Also covers using electronic mail software to send and receive messages.
    • Attaching documents or files to a message and organising and managing messaging folders or directories within electronic mail software.
  • Presentation Development (Microsoft PowerPoint)
    • Use presentation tools on a personal computer and perform basic tasks such as creating, formatting and preparing presentations for distribution and display.
    • Create a variety of presentations for different target audiences or situations.
    • Accomplish basic operations with graphics and charts and use various slide show effects.
  • Basic Concepts of Information Technology
    • The physical make-up of a personal computer
    • Understanding some of the basic concepts of Information Technology (IT) such as data storage and memory, the context for computer-based software applications in society, and the uses of information networks within computing.
    • How IT systems are found in everyday situations and how personal computers can affect health.
    • Some of the security and legal issues associated with computers.


Admission requirements

This course is aimed at the intermediate level (level 2) user.  You are required to have basic computer knowledge using MS Windows, Word and Excel.  Should you not meet this requirement, it is recommended that you register for the Unigrad Short Learning Programme in Computer Skills (Introduction) for attending the intermediate course. 

How will I be certified on completion of this programme?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive the Unigrad Short Learning Programme Certificate in Computer Skills (Intermediate Level).

Programme fee

Contact Unigrad and speak to any student career consultant for course fee information. 

Are there any additional costs?

No.  Prescribed course material, formative and summative (final) assessment fees are included.

What is a Short Learning Programme?

The modern business world demands a vast variety of skills and abilities.  Unigrad offers an extensive range of short learning programmes particularly designed to address these demands by enhancing the quality of skills and knowledge available to the workplace.  These short learning programmes are typically aimed at working adults, or those seeking employment and whilst they are not full qualifications, such as those appearing on the NQF and registered with SAQA, their benefit lies in their rapid and significant improvement to skill and knowledge levels of the student.  This makes short learning programmes ideal for people who need to upgrade their CV’s, but do not have the time or finances to engage in a lengthy course of study.