WEA Course: Brush Up On Your ICT Skills

What will the course help me to do?
The course will help you:

  • Construct and format trade union newsletters, reports, flyers and posters, incorporating colour and graphics Use spread sheets to record and manage trade union data
  • Develop engaging presentations to communicate information to members or employers
  • Construct web-based surveys to gather information from union members
  • Share files with colleagues for collaborative work

Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at Union Reps, including Workplace Reps, Shop Stewards, H&S Reps, Equality Reps, Branch Officers who want to develop the skills and knowledge to use an essential tool kit of commonly available Information and communications technology (ICT) tools for trade union duties and activities.

Entry Requirements/Level
Learners will need to have at least basic keyboard and mouse skills. Some experience of using the internet, along with familiarity with the fundamentals of Word would be an advantage. Learners will need a personal email address and access to the internet between classroom sessions.

This course is accredited at level 2 by the National Open College Network. You will be able to achieve a Level 2 Award for Trade Union Reps

This course is being run as a blended learning course and starts Saturday 2nd March 2013. There will be classroom sessions on the following Saturdays, 10a.m — 3pm, dates as follows;

2nd March
16th March
6th April
20th April

N.B. in between attending class you will be expected to complete 3 hours of activities outside of class, online, with the support of the tutor.

Where is the course taking place?
WEA Learning Centre
96 – 100 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4TP

(short walk from Old Street/Moorgate/Liverpool Street stations and on lots of bus routes)

Want more information?
Contact Monica - details on the attached flyer.

Please feel free to circulate this leaflet to others who might be interested and if you would like hard copies for distribution let Monica know.