Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


UCOL offers Free and Easy

Media Release

Monday 24 June 2013
UCOL offers Free and Easy
It may sound too good to be true, but UCOL Wairarapa can help you brush up on your computer skills – for free!

The Government-funded programme is open to everyone; students or members of the public, young or old, computer savvy or not. As well as being Free and Easy, it’s also handy: The course is run at the Masterton campus at various times throughout the week.

Free and Easy is ideal for anyone wanting to learn their way around their computer, and particularly for students thinking about studying at UCOL who want to improve their computer skills to assist with their studies. They can master one or two skills that they need – they don’t have to commit to a full programme. Others may be between jobs and want to improve their computer skills before they go job hunting.

“From past experience we know some people get really hooked and go on to do a business or computing qualification,” says Campus Manager Angela Hewitt.

Free and Easy is just one of four programmes that have been reintroduced for the second semester.

Angela says she is excited at the ‘refreshed’ selection of qualifications in Business and Computing that UCOL Wairarapa now has available in addition to its popular National Certificate in Business Administration.

“We have responded to the resurgence of jobs in IT by taking a good look at what we offer and how we offer it,” she says. “For example, students can enrol in two NZ Diploma in Business papers and can make use of weekly support classes on campus if they wish.”

Computer buffs will be interested in two returning programmes; the National Certificate in Computing Level 2 (alongside the existing Level 3 and 4 programmes), and the Certificate for Advanced Computer Users (CACU), where advanced techniques such as programming, database, web design and multimedia are on offer along with business applications. It also provides a launching pad for the Diploma and Degree courses in IT on offer at UCOL. The CACU programme starts on 29 July.

The Free and Easy programme gives students the basic principles of computing and teaches them to use email effectively. It shows how to use Windows 7 and Microsoft Word which allows students to create newsletters and CVs, create PowerPoints and use Microsoft Publisher for desktop publishing, graphics and text layout formatting.
Angela says, “We are pleased to be able to offer these programmes and support people to achieve their full potential to learn and contribute to their communities.”

Free and Easy sessions start from Monday 8 July in room H1 and run on Mondays and Wednesdays between 4.30pm and 6.30pm, and on Thursdays between noon and 2.00pm.

For further information about Free and Easy Wairarapa, contact Cathi Boreham on 9462300 or 0800 GO UCOL.

Wairarapa UCOL holds its Open Day at the Chapel Street campus on Wednesday 26 June from 9.30am – 2.00pm.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news