OCR and RSA Text Processing training courses

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For many years OCR / RSA Text Processing qualifications have been demanded by a huge number of employers, including the NHS. This is likely to continue to be the case for many years to come.

Although OCR are no longer holding Text Processing examinations, Act Training and Testing is continuing to offer examinations, providing equivalent qualifications.

Those people without these qualifications are at a severe disadvantage when applying for many jobs.

There are options to study at our Coventry training and testing centre or by home learning / distance learning. These online options provide maximum flexibility and quick results.

OCR Level 1 equivalent courses

Training courses at this level are suitable for people with little or no experience of working in an administration or secretarial environment. These training courses are especially suitable for school/college leavers.

Individual courses...£95 each
Text Production
Word Processing
Legal Text Processing

Level 1 Award course...£165
This is the equivalent of the old "RSA 1" qualification. To achieve the Award level you must pass the Text Production course and the Word Processing course.

OCR Level 2 equivalent courses

Training courses at level 2 are suitable for people who need to prove their knowledge to employers by gaining a qualification.

Level 2 text processing qualifications are used by thousands of employers as the benchmark by which they can judge the competence of a prospective employee.

It is not necessary to take a text processing course at level 1 before taking a level 2 text processing course with us.


Individual courses...£105 each
Text Production
Word Processing
Medical Word Processing
Audio Transcription
Legal Audio Transcription
Medical Audio Transcription
Business Presentations
Document Presentation
Mail Merge

Level 2 Award course...£180
This is the equivalent of the old "RSA 2" qualification. To achieve the level 2 Award you must pass the level 2 Text Production course and the level 2 Word Processing course. This is the most popular course in this range of courses.

OCR Level 3 equivalent courses

Courses at this level are suitable for people who either already hold level 2 qualifications or who have significant work experience in a secretarial role.

A level 3 text processing qualification is widely sought after by discerning employers, especially the National Health Service.

It is not necessary to take any text processing courses at either level 1 or level 2 before taking a level 3 text processing course with us.


Individual courses...£115 each
Text Production
Word Processing
Legal Word Processing
Audio Transcription
Document Presentation

Level 3 Award course...£195
This is the equivalent of the old "RSA 3" qualification. To achieve the level 3 Award you must pass the level 3 Text Production course and the level 3 Word Processing course.

Further Information

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