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. 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
  2. Troubleshooting your Apple Mac: tips and tricks
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 9 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn how to stay safe online, tame the clutter and keep your Mac running smoothly.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  3. PC maintenance: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 10 Feb 2023

    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 £129.00
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  4. Excel for financial modelling
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either 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 £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
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  5. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Feb 2023 (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
  6. 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
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  7. 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
  8. Becoming confident in file management and Windows 10 on your PC (beginner)
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you able to find the files you need on your PC or on your work's shared drive? Do you know how to search for



    missing files? Have you got a system to organise your work or home files? Files are the essential components of



    computer use and it is vital to manage them well, especially as cloud use becomes more common. On this course you will learn how to navigate Windows 10, essential to good file management, as well discover more about files, become confident with the terminology and develop strategies for saving, organising, navigating and searching files of all types. You will also learn how to back up your files so you never lose them!



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
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  9. Excel: advanced
    Course start date:  Fri 17 Feb 2023 (and 3 other dates)

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

    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 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
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  10. Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Feb 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to computers and the Internet? Do you need to increase your confidence with digital skills? Are you confused by Zoom? This course will ensure you have a solid foundation in using computers and being online. You will learn the essential features of creating, saving, storing different types of files and documents, including photos and letters in Word. You will develop your internet skills to find information quickly and efficiently, and learn how to transfer this information to different documents and people. You will also learn the basics of how of how to use Zoom to host meetings and communicate effectively online. 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 here
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  11. Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Feb 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
  12. Essential digital skills for the workplace: Word, Excel and PowerPoint (foundation-level 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Would you like to gain the most essential digital skills needed for today's workplace? Do you need to develop the foundational digital skills for today's job market? Then this is the course for you. Suitable for those who already have some knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, this course will give you the confidence to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint within the workplace so you can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You will learn the key skills needed to word process, handle data and produce clear digital. 53% of UK employees do not have the digital skills needed for work. You don't need to be one of them.



    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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
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  13. Business skills: how to collaborate using OneDrive and SharePoint (intermediate)
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 28 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Collaborating across the workplace is more necessary than ever. And digital skills are essential to this ability to build relationships and cope with complexity. On this course you will develop and practise these skills not only by learning more about the features of One Drive and SharePoint but also identifying why, when and how you should use them. You will learn about the differences between One Drive and SharePoint, what they are used for, when to use one rather than the other and how to combine their use. You will focus on how to share and collaborate on documents while keeping track of files, who has worked on what when, and how to sync your files across different devices. You will also look at how to combine your work on SharePoint and One Drive with Teams and Outlook.



    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 £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  14. 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

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