Digital Skills & Other Computer Skills
Digital skills are now a universal skill that is as essential to participating, progressing and expressing yourself within society as English and Maths.
Our Digital and Office Skills courses will develop all of your general digital and computing skills from beginner to advanced and do so in a way that situates your learning and prepares you for the world outside the classroom, for working and non-working life. You will not only develop your digital abilities but also the most in-demand skills for life: problem-solving, analysing, decision-making, working together, attending to details and seeing the bigger picture.
Whether you are recently redundant, returning to work, looking to upskill, or wanting to do everyday tasks and communicate better with family and friends, we have the courses to help you succeed.
All our courses are run by experienced and creative tutors who will ensure you learn at the right level and pace with all the support you need. We are here to help you become an active digital citizen.
- Excel: advancedCourse start date: Wed 8 Mar 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Aurica JalbaLearn advanced features of Excel: linking, advanced sorting, filtering, advanced formulae, scenarios, data validation and audit spreadsheet, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Complete beginners: becoming confident on your computer and onlineCourse start date: Tue 2 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetAre you completely new to computers and the Internet? This course will help you get started on using a computer and the internet. You will learn about key terms you need to starting becoming confident on a PC and online. You will learn about different files and how to create and save them. You will learn how to write and send simple letters and emails. You will develop your internet skills so you can find information and complete online forms. Finally, you do all of this while learning how to remain safe online and to keep your files secure.
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click hereFull fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
- Becoming confident with online communication: ZoomCourse start date: Tue 6 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetAre you new to Zoom? Have you started to use it but are unsure about some of its functions? Do you need to use Zoom at work, in your studies or to communicate with friends and relatives? Zoom is now as essential to communication as texts, emails, smartphones and PCs. This course will take you from the basics of being on Zoom as a participant and a host, including how to join meetings and set them up. You will learn what to do in both circumstances, what appropriate etiquette is, how to use chat and other features such as breakout rooms, how to share your screen, take control of someone else's screen and how to make sure you don't do something on Zoom that you shouldn't.
By the end of this course, you will be able to comfortably host a meeting with friends or work colleagues, communicate, privately share and collaborate on projects or ideas.
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click hereFull fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
- Becoming confident on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginnersCourse start date: Tue 6 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetToo nervous to face Facebook? Is tweeting for the birds? Have you heard of Instagram but never used it? Then this is the course for you. It will start you on your journey towards digital communication in a supportive environment and help you learn the different ways you can connect to friends, family and the wider world. And do so safely and securely.
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click hereFull fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
- Excel: expertCourse start date: Tue 18 Jul 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: Abbott KatzLearn how to create dialogue boxes, combo boxes, spinners, drop down lists, user forms and macros. Ideal if you've undertaken our 'Excel: advanced' course, or if you have equivalent knowledge or experience.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
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