Business Adminstration & ECDL Information Day Worksop

  • When: 29 January 2020
  • Starting: 12:00
  • Ending: 15:00
  • Where: BCVS, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop, S80 2BU

About the Information Day

Futures for Business are proud to be offering the candidates of Nottingham a chance for learners to gain the confidence in using Information Technology. The course is designed for all those that have a basic knowledge of IT, but would like to enhance this to increase their ability for use both at work and home.

This information day will consist of:

  • A 30 minute presentation including an explanation of who we are, an overview of the qualifications and the course timetable.
  • A chance for you to visit our centre and see where all our courses take place.
  • The opportunity to ask any questions and gain professional Information, Advice and Guidance on your suitability for the course.
  • Short initial assessment in maths, English and IT to ensure you are going onto the right level qualification.

This session is an opportunity for you to find out about the course and register your interest. It will last approximately 2 hours so please allow time for this, if you have any issues with timings please call to let us know and discuss this with you future.

Please be aware anyone attending the information day will need to bring 1 form of ID (birth cert, driving licence, passport, ID card) and proof of address.

About the course

Course start date: Thursday 9th January 2020
Course duration: 14 days
Qualifications: City & Guilds Level 1 ITQ Certificate for IT users

Whilst on the course, learners will be given a range of theory and practical based activities on a laptop to create a varied approach to learner. This approach helps embed their understanding for future use and reference. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be issued with a certificate presented from City and Guilds and will be offered (where applicable) a chance to progress onto a Level 2 qualification (ECDL) issued by the British Computer Society.

About our courses

Course start date: Monday 3rd February 2020
Course duration: 24 days
Qualifications: City & Guilds Level 1 in Business and Administration & City & Guilds Level 1 in Employability, BSC Level 2 ECDL, Sage Accounting Level 1

By completing this course , learners will gain an understanding of key topics including:

Business Administration:

  • Using various office equipment such as a printer, scanner and shredder as well as using computer packages such as Microsoft Word.
  • Creating business documents such as letters, templates and invoices. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience taking minutes.
  • Identifying communication styles used in business documents and putting these into practice.
  • Welcoming visitors: using appropriate communication, making the visitor feel welcome and following company procedures.
  • Handling mail: recognising different types of mail, identifying postal charges and understanding the connection between mail handling and confidentiality.


  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Communication through IT, including emails.
  • Using the internet
  • Presentation software using Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Word processing software using Microsoft Word

Upon successful completion of the Business Administration and ECDL course learners can progress onto Level 1 Sage accounting, this will be a distance learning qualification which learner can complete in their own time and at their own pace. (this qualification will be provided, but not support will be given)

Meet the trainer

Tim Hargreaves

Pre-Employment Coach

I’ve been in education in various roles for over 17 years but have only been here at Futures for a little over 18 months. I love the team here and the camaraderie, I work in a small group of tutors who all bounce off of each other, it’s what makes this place as good as it is!
I’ve taught some great people here at the Hub and I get my biggest kick in teaching from those ‘penny drop’ moments when someone gets it, particularly in maths where people may have struggled in the past.
Outside of work I love spending time with my 3 kids and the odd game of badminton with friends.

Who Can Attend

You can attend this course if you:

  • Are aged 19 years old or over (must have turned 19 by 31st August 2019)
  • Have lived in the UK or a European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA) Member state for three years or more or be a British / EU Citizen, or Individuals or Asylum Seekers with certain types of immigration status *
  • Are actively seeking employment and claiming an unemployment benefit of either: Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (WRAG) or Income Support **
  • OR Must be earning under £16,009.50 annual gross salary and be able to commit to the course.

*Please note this list is not exclusive. Please contact us for further details on eligibility criteria.

** Other state benefits may be accepted, please contact us for further information

Book your place

  1. Call 0115 941 2027
  2. Speak to your Job Centre Plus Work Coach
  3. Email