Digital & general computer skills

Digital & 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.

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  1. Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (intermediate)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you using Microsoft Word in an office or in administrative job? Or are you preparing for this line of work? This course will develop all the skills you need to perform your workplace Word work to a high level. Become confident in creating long, consistently formatted, well-presented documents such as reports and performing the tasks most commonly associated with Word in the office. Such tasks will include developing your use of Styles, modifying pictures in documents, using templates, controlling text flow and using mail merge. This a course for those who already have some experience of using Word. For beginners, please see our Becoming confident in Word 365 course.



    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
  2. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to computing? 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 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 digital devices and tools to collaborate and communicate efficiently with work colleagues, to create documents and presentations, and make simple spreadsheets. You will learn the transferable digital skills you need to progress, participate and express yourself in the workplace. You will also gain a qualification. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to 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 0207 492 2511 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
  3. How to be an administrator: the online paperless office
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you working as an administrator? Does your job involve a lot of administration work? Have you recently moved to online working? The days of paper files and folders are vanishing. This course will help you transition and learn about how you can convert your paper-based office into an online one without a physical folder in sight. You will work on how to change your mind-set, how to create an online data management system, how to take advantage of cloud-based applications to collaborate and co-edit files and how Outlook can be used as a planning tool alongside OneNote.



    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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  4. Excel: tables and charts
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Dual Mode (Online or In Person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn how to create effective Excel tables and to chart your data on this short course.



    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 £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  5. Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 8 Jun 2022

    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 of employers found that 88% 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 confidence 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
  6. Excel: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Jun 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Dual Mode (Online or In Person) (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    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 is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy 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 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 £95.00
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  7. Introduction to cyber security essentials
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn how to protect your personal or business data from cyber security attacks in this short course. You will learn how to deploy basic technical controls into your personal or organisation data information systems to ensure that basic technical security measures are in place.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  8. Microsoft Access: Advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Dual Mode (Online or In Person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn advanced features of Access databases to manage and analyse large amounts of data. Create a relational database using advanced table creation features and complex relationships between tables, data validation, advanced form design, subforms, multiple queries for data analysis, advanced reports, macros and switchboard. Knowledge required: Access essentials course or equivalent knowledge and experience.



    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy 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 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 £95.00
  9. Pathway to ECDL level 3
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) is an important commitment. Prepare yourself on this short course and make sure Level 3 is the right one for you. This course will ensure you make the most of your ECDL Level 3 course and have the skills to achieve the qualification once you start.



    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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
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  10. Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating (One Drive)
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    The digital world is moving from emails to shared files. The days of attaching files, sending them, downloading them, working on them, saving them, re-attaching and re-sending them are almost over. Don't be like an email and get left behind! With cloud computing, we can share and collaborate on files either at the same time or separately without any downloading. Join this course and learn how to make the most of the cloud. What is it? How can it be used for home life and in business? What does it mean to share a file rather than email an attachment? You will focus on One Drive, how to share and collaborate on documents, keep track of changes, control access and editing rights and how to manage your files. You will also learn about Microsoft forms and how to use these. You will also learn about syncing. Learners must be confident on the Internet.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  11. Excel for financial modelling
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Dual Mode (Online or In Person)

    Tutors:  Anis Mokadem
    Financial modelling refers to the development of mathematical tools to simulate business scenarios as an aid to decision-making. Knowing lots of functions helps, but it is the application of these skills whilst also understanding the financial concepts that turns a glorified calculator into a valuable financial model.



    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 £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £115.00
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  12. Pivot tables: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Abbott Katz
    Learn how to apply one of Excel’s most powerful features, Pivot Tables, to a wide range of data.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  13. PC maintenance: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Terry Myers
    Learn how to troubleshoot and solve common computer hardware problems. Discover what is inside a computer, how it works and how to upgrade computer components.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £100.00
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  14. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Jun 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  15. Pivot tables: intermediate
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Abbott Katz
    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 £39.00 Concession £25.00
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