Digital & general computer skills

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.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Excel: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Mar 2023 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Terry Myers
    Learn 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
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Business administration: how to be an administrator for beginners (with digital skills)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you a new administrator wanting to develop your skills? Do you want to become an administrator but are unsure what the job entails? Do you need to update your organisational and digital skills for the virtual office? On this course you will learn the essentials of how to be a good administrator whether this is your specific job or an essential element of your work. You will focus on how to deal with administrative complexity, see the bigger picture while being detail-oriented and solve problems calmly. You will work on different ways of being organised, how to achieve goals and tasks on time, prioritising and being service-oriented. By the end of this course, you will be confident in your administration skills whatever your environment and whether face-to-face or online.



    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 here
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
  3. Digital skills for the workplace: creating newsletters, reports and tables with Word (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do tables in Word seem to move of their own accord? Do you need to produce newsletters for work or for volunteer groups but are frustrated by shifting text and images? Are you unsure how to maintain consistent formatting across a report? If so, then this is the course for you. On this course you will learn how to produce a newsletter, insert tables, and create simple reports while maintaining consistent formatting and ensuring the layout and presentation is effective and impacting. You will focus on how to produce attractive documents fit for purpose in an efficient and timely manner.



    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 here
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  4. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you have some digital skills but lack confidence to use them? Would you like to gain the most essential digital skills needed for today's workplace? If so, and you need to develop the foundational digital skills for today's job market, this is the course for you. The course will give you the confidence to use different digital devices and tools to collaborate and communicate efficiently with work colleagues, to create and edit documents and presentations, and make simple spreadsheets. You will learn about different types of digital communication as well as how to use online resources for finding and using information and completing transactions. You will learn the transferable digital skills you need to progress, participate and express yourself in the workplace and gain a qualification. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to be one of them.



    You need to complete a pre-course assessment to make sure you are on the right course. Click on the Start Assessment button. Or call our administrator on (telephone temporarily unavailable) or email universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisors and start your journey.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  5. Managing files on Apple maciOS and iCloud
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    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.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  6. Excel: tables and charts
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn essential skills in how to create effective tables in Excel, the benefit of formatting as table and to chart your data on this short course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  7. Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Knowing how to handle large amounts of data, analyse it effectively and then present the findings are essential workplace skills. A recent study found 88% of employers want employees with data analysis skills. This intermediate Excel course will help you develop these skills by focusing on common workplace tasks and problems that require some of the more complex Excel functions. You will focus on how to handle large amounts of data and convert it into usable, valuable information. You will develop your skills so you can work with different formulae and functions to create for example automated budgets that take into account variable conditions. You will learn how to link data across spreadsheets and also calculate and present trends. You will work with pivot tables and learn why you use them. By the end of the course you will be confident you have the skills and insight to handle, analyse and present data for a range of circumstances.



    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 here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  8. A short introduction to Apple Photos
    Course start date:  Wed 1 Mar 2023

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  9. Excel: applying formulae and functions
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulae and functions to save time and to extract new information from your data.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  10. Excel: expert
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Mar 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Abbott Katz
    Learn 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.



    This course will be delivered online. 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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  11. Learning to use your iPhone
    Course start date:  Wed 7 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Is your iPhone confusing you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? This short course will help you understand your phone, troubleshoot problems and use some of its most popular features and apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use the key features of your phone.



    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 here
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
    Rating:
    92% of 100
  12. Learning to use your smartphone (Android)
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Jun 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Does your smartphone confuse you? Are you unsure how to make the most of its many features? Understanding and navigating your way round a smartphone is now as important as being able to use a regular computer. This short course will help you understand your Android smartphone, troubleshoot problems and use some of the most popular apps. By the end of the course you will be confident you can use or find out how to use the key features of your phone.



    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 here
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. Touch typing and keyboard skills
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to learn to type quickly and efficiently? Are you working or do you want to work in administration? Learn how to type with correct finger placement without looking at the keyboard. Build your speed with practice and speed tests. No previous experience required.



    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 here
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  14. Business administration: how to organise and manage with OneNote, MS Outlook and OneDrive (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 3 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    How do you keep on top of your notes, to do list, tasks, meetings and ideas? Are you still using paper notebooks and post-it notes? Is there too much in your head cluttering your mind? This course will show how to use the digital notebook, OneNote, in conjunction with Outlook, and integrate both apps with OneDrive so you become an organised and self-managing administrator. You will learn how to take notes at any time and arrange them so you can always find what you are looking for. You will practise how to integrate Outlook and OneNote so you can organise meetings and share meeting notes and minutes easily and quickly, record the meetings, relate sections of the audio to tasks and action points for yourself and others, create to do lists, and link these tasks to tasks and emails in Outlook . In addition you will learn other useful tips on how to make the most of OneNote, for example to make calculations, translate text and edit text inside images. By the end of the course you will have clear idea of how to be organised digitally and have developed the necessary skills to put your ideas into practice.



    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 here
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
  15. Digital skills for the workplace: how to present, organise and communicate with Word (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Wed 3 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to present well-organised documents at work that are easy to read and follow? Are you an administrator responsible for compiling reports or other long documents and distributing them? On this course, you will develop all the skills you need to use Microsoft Word to create data rich documents which meet professional standards. You will learn time-saving techniques and become skilled in using outlines, templates, consistent formatting, headers, footers, tables, images as well as controlling text flow. You will also work on integrating Excel data into your Word document as well as using mail merge to distribute your documents. .



    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 here
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00

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