Student Briefing Notes
The use of office‐based software such as Microsoft Office is the norm in modern organisations. To
demonstrate your competence in the use of office‐based software, you must create a Portfolio of ICT
evidence that demonstrates your knowledge and use of a variety of ICT features/functions during your
studies to date (electronic evidence). This portfolio gives you opportunities to demonstrate the practical
skills you have learned and deployed throughout your level 4 studies. The Portfolio is expected to contain
a variety of documents that you have created throughout the year (e.g. personal timetables) and in the
submission of other assessments, for example, word‐processed and referenced essays and reports, copies
of presentation slides, spreadsheets.
1. Provide a written report of approximately 1200 words on the advantages of using Microsoft Word,
Excel and PowerPoint. Include an evaluation of the evidence you have compiled in your Portfolio on
how the use of ICT has influenced the way you create course work.
Evidence in your portfolio should demonstrate competence in the following areas:
2. The use of a word processing application package (Microsoft Word) for your own benefit. Evidence
may include, for example, student timetables, posters for information, a variety of letters, reports,
completed assignments, etc. and any other relevant word‐processed document. Show your ability to
use the outline mode; create an automatic table of contents, table of figures, bibliography and
citations, transfer charts and figures from other applications.
3. Use of a business presentation package (Microsoft PowerPoint).
Evidence may include, for example presentations that demonstrate the use of slide design, animations,
transitions, graphics, charts etc. Show your ability to use the features available to produce slides that
are dynamic, consistent and professional. Collate what you have achieved with ICT in a PowerPoint
presentation that links the supporting evidence of all the packages together.
4. The use of a spreadsheet application (Microsoft Excel).
Evidence may include, for example, spreadsheets that record financial results, student personal
information (a basic database) and/or any other relevant document that may be interrogated. Show
your ability to create charts, pivot tables, in‐built functions, cell arithmetic and absolute addressing, for
5. Structure and presentation of report.
Report follows conventions in terms of layout and appropriate sections. Correct spelling, grammar,
punctuation, flow of narrative/fluency, coherence. Word processed, strict word limit.
PROVIDE A CD/DVD DISK OR MEMORY STICK THAT CONTAINS THE PRESENTATION AND SUPPORTING
EVIDENCE, WHICH MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE BACK COVER OF THE WRITTEN REPORT IN A SUITABLE
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