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Introductory Course
The information age we live in today is largely dependent on the storing, arranging and sorting of the data which our information is based on. Access is a tool / software program that assists in making this possible. The reason why the NWU wishes to offer the course is to meet the ever increasing demand for database skills in the workplace.

Purpose of the course:

This short course aims to equip participants with the skills necessary to use a Access databases, including aspects such as the navigation pane, tables, records, and basic database queries.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
NQF level 4
Learning assumed to be in place: 
NQF level 4; The participant has basic computer literacy skills.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  1. Describe the benefits and use of databases;
  2. Work within the Access envirionment;
  3. Create a table, add, edit, delete and display records;
  4. Write basic queries.
  1. Describe the benefits and use of databases;
  2. Create, open, close, save and exit databases;
  3. Work with the navigation pane, menu, ribbons and objects;
  4. Create a table;
  5. Add, edit, delete and display records;
  6. Write basic queries;
  7. Use the Reports function.


Assignments and participation
Method of assessment: 
Learning objectives will be accomplished through the successful completion of assignments and participation in short course activities, proving insight into the topics at hand.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
Anyone with grade 12 in search of Access database skills.
Contact us
Telephone number: 
018 285 2821