Computing skills

Choose from one of our beginner level to advanced computing courses, covering the major Microsoft Office applications, social media, Apple Macs, digital and desktop publishing and much more. We are also a certified test centre for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). All of our computing courses are taught by friendly, dedicated and experienced tutors who also offer bespoke IT training courses that can be delivered in your workplace.
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  1. Excel: advanced

    Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features: sorting, filtering, linking, formulae, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £95.00

  2. Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra)

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? On this course, you will learn the core software applications required in every workplace. The course is made up of four modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Improving Productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra). This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, Powerpoint and Excel, but want to be confident you can use their most essential elements.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £329.00

  3. Blogging: write your own blog using WordPress

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginners course and raise your online profile.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  4. PowerPoint 2016 for work and study (intermediate)

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to change your simple presentation into one which is more dynamic, professional and visually stimulating, as well as being impactful and suited to its audience? Join this course and learn how to use PowerPoint 2016 to create your own layouts, apply corporate colours and logos, use master slides effectively, add video links, and use custom animation, SmartArt and charts. We will consider why you are using these features, what they add to the presentation, when not to use them, and how to ensure your message is clear and meaningful. Not aimed at beginners.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £80.00

  5. Using Apple Mac OSX: introduction (stage 1)

    Course Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how a Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  6. Social media: getting started

    Course Date: Mon 1 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course is aimed at beginners who are looking to develop their social media skills for personal use or to promote their business. Learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  7. Twitter: a short introduction

    Course Date: Thu 4 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Twitter, the social networking and online news service. The course provides a base understanding of the channel for personal and professional use.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  8. Using hashtags effectively

    Course Date: Fri 5 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Hashtags are used on social media across many platforms, including Twitter and Instagram. This class is devoted to understanding hashtags and how to use them properly and effectively on social platforms. What is a hashtag, how do you create and track one, and how do you pick the right hashtag for your social media content.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced)

    Course Date: Sat 6 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to know that you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring an expertise in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access? Do you want a qualification to prove these skills? The Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) will give you exceptional proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, and will improve your productivity in using IT. You will gain all the skills you need to work at the highest level in an office environment.

    The course fee is £1200. If you’re unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans

    (If you are 18 at the start of the course, the fee may be less- please contact us).

    For more information, please call English, Maths and Essential Computing on 0207 492 2511.
    Full fee: £1,200.00
    Senior fee: £1,200.00
    Concession: £1,200.00

  10. Excel: analysing data (stage 1)

    Course Date: Sun 7 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop essential skills to tackle complex data sets and create conclusions and recommendations for non-data minded stakeholders in your organisation. Focus on pivot tables, formatting and perfecting your commentary skills. Some familiarity with using Excel is required.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  11. Pivot Tables: a deeper look

    Course Date: Thu 11 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you always wanted to understand how to use pivot tables in Excel to gain new insights on data? Learn how in this short course.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  12. Using Apple Mac OSX: intermediate (stage 2)

    Course Date: Sat 13 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more advanced features of OSX. This course follows on from the 'Apple Mac OSX: stage 1' course, and is ideal if you have some previous experience of using an Apple Mac.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00

  13. Introduction to Facebook

    Course Date: Sun 14 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more about Facebook, the social networking site that allows you to find and communicate with friends and common interest groups. Keep in touch with family and friends or get in touch with long lost relations or school friends.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  14. Excel: tables and charts

    Excel: tables and charts

    Course Date: Thu 18 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create effective Excel tables and to chart your data on this short course.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  15. Introduction to Android tablets

    Course Date: Sun 21 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the Android operating system and how to use its features, including browsing the web and downloading apps for different types of task. You will need to bring your Android tablet or Android phone to class.



    Please note that this course doesn't cover specific features provided by your device or, in the case of Android phones, your network operator.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

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