IT in Business: Word Processing & Presentation Apps - HN unit (SCQF Level 7)

A study of fundamental principles for effective word processing and the creation of presentations.


North East Scotland College, Scotland (Online)
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This course is available on the North East Scotland College website.


Why take this course?

The effective use of information technology underpins the administrative function of any organisation, with word processing as the most utilised function.

This Unit will be relevant to those who are interested in a career in administration, with a particular focus in document production and presentation. It will prepare you for producing the standard of document required by today’s business world, and will build your skills in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts, developing the skills and knowledge needed to use word processing and presentation packages to aid business communications.  On completion of you should be able to:

  • Produce business documents using word processing software.
  • Perform a mail merge
  • Evaluate the impact of current legislation in relation to information and equipment
  • Create a business presentation using presentation software

2 HN credits at SCQF level 7: (16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 7)

What you will experience

You will study four main outcomes:

Outcome 1 develops the skills required to use word processing functions to create and present a range of business documents to meet an agreed house style and to be of a business-like standard in terms of language and presentation.

Outcome 2 develops the skills required to use mail merge as an efficient and effective way of producing mass correspondence to meet specific criteria.

Outcome 3 develops your knowledge of the relevant legislation regulating the security and confidentiality of information and equipment in the working environment.

Outcome 4 develops your skills to create business-like presentations using presentation software.

To complete this course you must undertake three written assessments which are undertaken under Open Book Controlled Conditions.

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