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. Excel: applying formulae and functions
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024

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

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulas and functions to save time and extract new information from your data.



    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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  2. Excel: tricks and tips for productivity
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Do you have some familiarity with Excel? Would you like to learn methods that will make your use of the software easier and more efficient? The focus of the day will be to look at different features of Excel as well as adjusting settings and other shortcuts to improve your experience and productivity.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  3. Manage your files on Apple Mac
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    This course will equip you with the skills to become fully confident on how to save, manage, organize and search for files on your Apple Mac. This course is intended for beginners to experienced users who need to set up and tidy their Apple Mac folders and files.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
  4. PC maintenance: an introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 18 Oct 2024

    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 £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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  5. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Oct 2024

    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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    84% of 100
  6. A short introduction to Apple Photos
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Nov 2024

    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  7. Pivot Tables: the Basics and Beyond
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Nov 2024

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

    Tutors:  Abbott Katz
    In this course you will learn the essentials of pivot table construction and all additional features that will enhance the user’s pivot table competence.



    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  8. Managing files on Apple maciOS and iCloud
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 7 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  9. Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ICDL Advanced)
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

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

    Do you want to know you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring expertise in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access? Do you want a qualification to prove these skills? The Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) will give you exceptional proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, and will improve your productivity in using IT. You will gain all the skills you need to work at the highest level in an office environment. The Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here



    The course fee is £1200. If you are unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Universal Skills on (telephone temporarily unavailable).



    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 £1,200.00 Senior fee £1,200.00 Concession £1,200.00
  10. Business administration: how to organise and manage with OneNote, MS Outlook and OneDrive (intermediate)
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 2 May 2024

    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 you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
  11. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024

    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.



    Please note: you MUST pass the first part of the course, attend every class and do the necessary homework. If you do not, you will not be able to continue the course.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name.



    This course is free for learners who have digital skills assessed as below level 1. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. Getting started: becoming confident on Instagram and TikTok (complete beginners)
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Have you heard of Instagram but never used it? Have you tried it but are still unsure about its features? Is TikTok something you access but never really use? 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 join the one billion users worldwide. And you will learn to do so safely and securely.



    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 £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  13. Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 17 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to computers and the Internet? Do you need to increase your confidence with digital skills? 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 you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
  14. Digital skills for the workplace: working with data - inputting, finding, sorting, filtering with Excel (foundation)
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Working with data inside and outside of work is now an essential skill and Excel is one of the main tools you need to use. Whether you want to keep track of your personal finances or make calculations about expenditure, sickness absence or profits at work, you need to know how to use key functions of Excel so you can organise the data and make sense of it. This course will help you learn how to input, find, sort and filter data so you can achieve key tasks needed in the workplace and at home and present the information in a way other people can understand.



    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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  15. Learning to use your smartphone (Android)
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jun 2024

    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 you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
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