When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23MITD16C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The course "Maths with Spreadsheets Level 1+" is designed to introduce learners to the fundamental concepts of mathematics and how they can be applied using spreadsheet software. This course is suitable for individuals with mathematics and IT skills at level 1 or above, who want to further enhance their skills and explore the power of spreadsheets in mathematical calculations and problem-solving.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Spreadsheet Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in using spreadsheet software to perform basic operations, create formulas, and format cells, rows, and columns.
  • Data Analysis: Utilize spreadsheet functions and tools for data analysis, including statistical calculations, sorting and filtering
  • Financial Management: Utilize spreadsheet functions and formulas to perform financial calculations, such as interest rates, loan payments, budgeting, and personal finance management.
  • Percentage Calculations: Perform percentage calculations, including percentage increase, decrease, and markup, using spreadsheet formulas.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Apply mathematical concepts and spreadsheet tools to solve mathematical problems and real-world scenarios.
  • Critical Thinking: Develop critical thinking skills by analyzing numerical information, identifying patterns, and making informed decisions using spreadsheets.
  • Technology Integration: Integrate mathematical concepts with spreadsheet technology, recognizing the value and applicability of spreadsheets in various fields and industries.

Class format and activities

The course begins by providing an overview of spreadsheet software, emphasizing its importance in various fields and industries. Participants will learn how spreadsheets can be used as powerful tools for performing mathematical operations, analyzing data, and visualizing numerical information.

Entry requirements

1. Initial Assessments and interview to evaluate current level of maths and IT knowledge and skills, including capability to study. These assessments help determine the students the appropriate level of the digital skills course. 2. Working at Level 1 or above in maths and digital skills, or equivalent.

What you need to know before you enrol

Before enrolling, it's important to consider the following steps and factors: 1. Evaluate Personal Interest and Motivation: Consider your interest in digital skills and your motivation to study. Reflect on why you want to pursue the course and how it aligns with your academic or career goals. Ensure that you are genuinely interested in the subject matter to maintain engagement throughout the course. 2. Understand Course Content and Expectations: Understand the level of commitment, workload, and expectations associated with studying a computer course. This will help you gauge if you are ready to dedicate the necessary time and effort to succeed in the course. 3. Plan Your Study Schedule: Evaluate your existing commitments and the access you have to a computer with internet connection, as you will need it to complete the assigned homework. Plan your study schedule, considering the recommended study hours and allocating time for homework, revision, and practice. By considering these steps and factors, you can make an informed decision about enrolling. Remember to gather information, seek guidance from trusted sources, and ensure that you have the necessary preparation and commitment to excel in the course.

What you need

Stationery: Bring essential stationery items such as pens. It's useful to have a variety of coloured pens or highlighters for annotating and emphasizing key points in your notes. Notebook: Carry a notebook specifically dedicated to your digital skills class. Use it to take notes, and record any additional explanations or examples provided by your teacher. Positive Attitude and Willingness to Learn: Lastly, bring a positive attitude and a willingness to actively participate in class discussions, ask questions, and engage with the material. Having a growth mindset and a genuine enthusiasm for learning will contribute to your success.

What you can do next

Advice for progression to accredited or non-accredited IT courses at level 2 could be offered at the end of term, following the course tutor's evaluation on three key areas: performance in assessments, regular attendance, and completing homework assignments.