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Courses offered at Vista Education & Training

Vista offers the following courses:


IT Courses For 2015-2016
FOR ADULT LEARNERS 19+

OUR COURSES ARE REGULARLY UPDATED ACCORDING TO WHAT LOCAL BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS TELL US IS NECESSARY IN THE WORKPLACE. WE ALSO PLAN OUR COURSES ACCORDING TO STUDENTS FEEDBACK - BOTH FOR RECREATIONAL AND JOB SEARCH PURPOSES.

WE DELIBERATELY KEEP OUR CLASSES SMALL WITH DEDICATED TEACHERS THUS PRODUCING EXCELLENT RESULTS.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CRASH COURSE – Intermediate course with no exam (non- accredited). 1 lesson a week for 8 weeks (8 lessons)
Learn computer graphics for personal and professional use. Find out how to edit your family photos – add and remove subjects, improve and change scenes etc.

QUICKBOOKS COURSE - with no exam (non- accredited). 1 lesson a week for 8 weeks (8 lessons)
Learn the necessary skills to enhance your office skills and job prospects. This is a popular user -friendly accounting programme that is recommended by all major accountants to be used in most offices.

BEGINNERS IT COURSE – with exam and certification (accredited). 2 lessons a week for 12 weeks (24 lessons)
This is a beginners OCR accredited course where you will learn the basics of the Microsoft Word programme and be taught how to send and receive emails.

ITQ AWARD LEVEL 1– with exam and certification (accredited). 2 lessons a week for 18 weeks (36 lessons)
In this IT course you will achieve a City & Guilds level 1 certificate in Microsoft Word as well as other programmes including, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.

Some quotes from our students........

“Just a short note to tell you how much I’m enjoying the computer course - it’s a pleasure learning in a homely state of art facility with professional and dedicated teachers who make it enjoyable and easy to grasp”.

“Thank you very much for giving us such good teachers – we appreciate them”.

“Thank you for teaching me what no one else did”.

“Extremely patient and tolerant teacher”.


e-Quals 07 Level 1 Certificate for IT Users (Standard/Enhanced)


What is the aim of this qualification?
The aims of this qualification is to:

  • Build your basic IT skills and confidence
  • Teach you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment


What qualification will I gain?
You can decide if you would like to achieve the Standard e-Quals 07 Level 1 Certificate for IT users or the Enhanced e-Quals 07 Level 1 Certificate.

For the Standard e-Quals 07 Level 1 Certificate for IT Users qualification, you must achieve one core unit and two optional units with at least one of the optional units at Level 1.

For the Enhanced e-Quals 07 Level 1 Certificate for IT Users qualifications, you must achieve one core unit and four optional units.


What will I learn?

  • How to access and use files and folders
  • Gain an understanding of the operation of computers, the operating environment and applications software and hardware
  • Learn two or four additional units of your choice; word-processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics, desktop publishing software


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
Depending on your experience, between 4-6 months (1 or 2 terms).


Is this course suitable for me?
This qualification has been designed for you if you have little or no experience at using the computer.

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e-Quals 07 Level 2 Diploma for IT Users (Standard/Enhanced)


This is a more in-depth qualification which follows the same principles as level 1, but you will learn designing and creating presentations, multi page documents, digital imaging, maintain directories etc.


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
Depending on your experience, between 4-6 months (1 or 2 terms).


Is this course suitable for me?
This qualification is designed for you if you have already a computer qualification at level 1.

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OCR Level 3 Certificate for IT Users (CLAIT Advanced)


The OCR Level 3 Certificate for IT Users (CLAIT Advanced) is designed to boost your IT proficiency and enable you to mentor friends and colleagues. In order to achieve this qualification you are required to complete 3 units; creating an IT Solution, Image Production and Professional presentation.


What will I learn?

  • How to create an IT solution
    Produce support documentation, use mail merge and export/import files Customise menus and toolbars and use a variety of editing and formatting tools, macros and passwords.
  • Professional presentation
    Create complex presentations, using complex style sheets and formatting techniques Use a range of audio and visual effects and create macros to automate common tasks.
  • Image production
    Adobe PhotoShop which teaches the use a wide range of drawing, painting and text editing features, image transformation techniques, manage layers, colour, filters and editing and enhancing techniques, as well as converting images between a variety of images/formats/modes and importing and exporting files in a variety of formats appropriate to need.


How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
The recommended guided learning hours for this qualification is 180 hours (3 terms).


Is this course suitable for me?
This course is suitable for you if you have previous Level 2 qualifications and if you are already a confident and productive IT User. Developed in consultation with industry, CLAIT Advanced consists of units which can be entered individually or as part of a nationally recognized IT User Award according to your needs. Other units which you may consider doing include advanced Spreadsheets, Database or Word Processing.

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Child Care

We at Vista Education & Training have been working for many years in the Childcare field, mostly under the CACHE board and have successfully run programmes funded by local colleges and the local Council. Our External verifiers’ audits have consistently rated our provision as outstanding. All of our staff; Assessors; Tutors and Internal verifiers are fully qualified and DBS approved and aim to meet the needs of each student at their level, helping them to an Ofsted recognised qualification for employment in the Childcare sector

Currently we are offering CACHE EYE&C 2 (Level 2, Early Years Education & Care) and CACHE EYE 3: Level 3 Early Years Educator (Work-Based).

EYE&C 2: (Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care). We offer this qualification to individuals working in the early years setting and work closely with local Schools and Nurseries. We organise regular childcare classes where the students build up a knowledge base of childcare 0-7 years and practical work in a workplace which covers 0-5 years. This is a good starter course and a qualified person can be recognised as an Assistant in the classroom

Our qualified Assessors organise placement, 1:1 Feedback and planning sessions for each individual student. The Assessor will work with the student to build a portfolio and plan his/her observations in the workplace. Comprehensive feedback is given which is linked to the standards. This qualification can lead into EYE level 3 (Early Years Educator).

CACHE EYE 3: Level 3 Early Years Educator (Work-Based). To join this course Students are required to be currently employed in the childcare Sector. Vista Education & Training offers tutorials, 1:1 feedback and planning sessions with one of our qualified Assessors. Students will build up knowledge of all aspects of childcare ages 0-7 years. Practical work in the workplace covers 0-5 years.

Assessors work together with the student to build a portfolio of knowledge in all areas of childcare linked to all current Government and Ofsted requirements and legislation. Assessors go into the workplace to observe each student. This gives the student an opportunity to show professional growth.

Students will be also be supported to produce a Longitudinal Study using a range of methods over a period of time such as planning, observing and assessing a child’s development and an evaluation of the outcomes.

This year, 2015-2016, we are offering government loans for the 24 plus students. This is a new programme which entitles the approved student to a loan which covers the cost of the full course, to be paid back after the qualification has been completed and the student has secured employment with a salary over £21,000 per annum.

For information about any of the above please contact our Childcare Department at Vista Education and Training

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