Digital & general computer skills

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. Business administration: ICT skills for business (advanced)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 14 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you already a competent administrator ready to develop more advanced digital skills so you can become more efficient and productive and advance in your career? This course will help you learn how to use more complex functions in Excel so you can handle and analyse data precisely as well as provide bigger picture analyses. You will also focus on how to use the more sophisticated elements of PowerPoint to produce high quality presentations which meet the demands of the modern workplace. In addition, you will become familiar with key aspects of financial software so you can handle and process sales and purchases. By the end of the course you will have the skills to set you apart from other administrators and become an invaluable member of any team.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. 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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  2. Becoming confident on PowerPoint 365 (beginner)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 12 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to learn how to create presentations? Are you completely new to PowerPoint? Can you use some PowerPoint features but want to expand your skills? On this course you will learn the essential elements of how to create an effective and engaging presentation from creating slides and slideshows from scratch, to using templates, to appropriate use of images and text. You will focus not only on the specific functions of PowerPoint but also what makes a presentation successful.



    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 £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  3. Digital skills for business: how to present and communicate data integrating Word, PowerPoint and Excel - a project-based approach (advanced)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you already an experienced and skilful user of Word, Excel and PowerPoint? Are you working as a lead administrator? Do you want to extend your skills so you can integrate these three programs to produce high quality and sophisticated documents? This course will help you combine your Microsoft 365 skills by working on business projects that enable you to analyse data at a high level and also present your findings in a clear and dynamic way. You will learn how to link and embed data across the programs, how to integrate Excel data and charts with PowerPoint and Word, how, how to use Word to create a new PowerPoint presentation and how to use Word to create customizable PowerPoint speaker notes and handouts.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. 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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
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