Essential Skills Level 2 ICT

Tonight was the first night of
The Essential Skills
ICT I mentioned. I was meant to start last week, but they couldn’t find a tutor.

We started at about half 6. We were going to see the layout but it wasn’t on the notice board so we just waited for the support person to show us where to go.

There were 20 in class.

First, we located plug sockets and such. We then met the teacher. She is called Anne Marie.

We first completed an assessment so that the people could see what level we were at. We are doing a level 2 thank god. This assessment was just ticking boxes and finding out what we knew and what we didn’t. The teacher read it out, which was excellent!!!!!!!!

After this we were doing a word processing task. We just had to basically write our name and that we attended the college. We also had to write what we liked doing in our spare time, what programs we could use on the computer like what
Microsoft programs we knew how to work, and what we wanted to do in the future.

We then had to do different things with this text, like putting headers on, changing bits of it to Bold or Ittallics, underline it, insert Pagebreaks, change the spacing, put some things into bullet points, put borders round certain things, change the colour, Tab for a while, change the margins, and finally insert Page numbers. I think that was all.

It was during this time that my JAWS software decided to be a pain in the arse and say it was in 40 minute mode when the dongle that was there to make it work was in. I just got the support person to click on it though. It worked fine after that.

The senior lecturer came in after all that, to split the class up. Well to talk about splitting the level 1s up from the 2s. This would mean it would be much easier to hear!!!!! By that i mean that it would be easy to hear the teacher.

I was quite impressed by the first night. For one, i got the Mentor i had last year for the
GCSE Maths Class
Which was fabulous. Next, the support person went beyond the call of duty. She was awsum. I mean she stayed throughout the whole class!!!!!! She also read things and all. Finally the teacher actually used keyboard shortcuts!!!!! Thank god!!!!!!

Here’s hoping next week will be as good!!!!! My mentor is thinking of sitting opposite me so that i can hear better, and plus my friend is in it too. So we both are gonna sit together. That’ll be a scream!!!!!!!

I also heard a rumour that we will get our money back for the ECDL which was supposed to happen. I hopefully won’t have to come in until 7:30 if our class is going to be then. Otherwise it’s at 6:30 again.



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