Digital & general computer skills - Keeley Street

Digital Skills & Other Computer Skills

Digital skills are universal, as essential as English and Maths for making progress at work, expressing yourself and participating socially.

Our Digital and Office Skills courses develop all your key digital and computing skills from beginner to advanced. You do not learn just the software but focus on the tasks and goals digital skills help you achieve whether analysing data at work or organising your photos on your smartphone. 

You also develop the most in-demand common work and life skills such as problem-solving, analysing, decision-making, working together, attending to details and seeing the bigger picture.

Courses available both in-person and online

Whether you are a recently redundant manager, a carer returning to work, an experienced office-worker or a retiree, our digital skills courses will help you upskill, communicate more effectively, and become a more active citizen.

You can choose long or short courses, online or in-person, with qualifications or without. 

No matter how you prefer to learn, we have the class for you. Most of our courses are FREE if you are on a low income or claiming benefits.

For initial advice and assessment contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Making sense of Windows 11
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Windows 11? Do you know how to navigate your way round it and take advantage of its many features. Knowing how to use Windows 11 is essential for your digital skills work. This course will help you get to grips with this new operating system so you can use it efficiently and effectively.. It will open doors to the main elements of the software, as well as some of its less accessible applications and tools.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  2. Becoming confident on Word 365 (beginner)
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn this essential skill both for work and private life? This course will help you create and organise digital letters and short documents.You will learn all the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, inserting pictures and creating tables, checking spelling and grammar, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  3. Staying safe online with your Apple Mac
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be complicated. Find out how to protect yourself, your Apple Mac and your most sensitive data in this short course.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  4. Using Apple Mac OS: a detailed introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Discover how an Apple Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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  5. Becoming confident on Excel 365 (beginner)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Excel? Have you used Excel a little but lack confidence? Are you unsure about what you use Excel for? On this course, you will learn the key basic functions of Excel so you can begin your journey towards handling, analysing and presenting data effectively. You will learn the main functions of Excel and associated terminology. You will focus on how to create simple worksheets, enter data, present it in a logical and functioning way with formatting that makes it easy to read. You will work on using Excel in place of your calculator to make basic calculations and you will practise turning this data into simple charts and graphs. By the end of this course, you will confident enough to create your own weekly budget calculator. To do this course you'll need to be able to use a mouse, keyboard and basic computer functions.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
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  6. Excel: tricks and tips for productivity
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Do you have some familiarity with Excel? Would you like to learn methods that will make your use of the software easier and more efficient? The focus of the day will be to look at different features of Excel as well as adjusting settings and other shortcuts to improve your experience and productivity.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  7. Manage your files on Apple Mac
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    This course will equip you with the skills to become fully confident on how to save, manage, organize and search for files on your Apple Mac. This course is intended for beginners to experienced users who need to set up and tidy their Apple Mac folders and files.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  8. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    84% of 100
  9. A short introduction to Apple Photos
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn how to use Apple’s built in Photos programme to improve your skills in repairing, improving and organising your photographs.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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    100% of 100
  10. Managing files on Apple maciOS and iCloud
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 7 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Ever wonder how to get to grips with your iPhone, iPad and iCloud file storage? This course is intended for beginners to experienced users who need to set up and tidy their iCloud storage.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
    Rating:
    75% of 100
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