Information Technology and Computing Skills Courses in London and Online

Need to upskill, reskill or simply develop your digital skills for the workplace or personal use? We have a huge range of courses to support you in your learning covering all Microsoft Office packages including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project and also offering courses in social media, Apple Macs, computer maintenance and much more. We are also a certified test centre for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

Our tutors are highly qualified industry professionals, and will help you reach your personal goals whether you are a complete beginner or are building on existing experience. We can also offer bespoke IT training courses that can be delivered in your workplace.

Learning with us is flexible, with part-time courses available online and in our Covent Garden building in daytime, evening and weekend formats. For more information about our tutor-led interactive online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our information technology and computing skills courses below and enrol today!

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  1. Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra)

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? On this course, you will learn the core software applications required in every workplace. The course is made up of four modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Improving Productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra). This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, Powerpoint and Excel, but want to be confident you can use their most essential elements.

    You must have initial assessment before enrolling onto this 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.

    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 receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £200.00

  2. Stay safe online

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    What does identify theft entail? What risks do you run? Learn how to protect yourself from identify theft on this 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: £30.00

  3. Excel 2016: the essentials

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you need to use Excel for work, in the office, or to keep track of your finances? Learn the key parts of creating spreadsheets: entering text and numbers, formulae, formatting, modifying and linking sheets and creating charts. Knowledge required: basic computer skills and the ability to use a mouse and keyboard.

    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 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

  4. Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you new or returning to word processing, spreadsheets and presentations? Join this course and learn how to use the most important basic features of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This course will give you the confidence to use the programs independently as well as pursue your studies to a higher level.

    For courses with an exam, you will need to complete a pre-course assessment. 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.

    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 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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £150.00

  5. An introduction to Word 2016

    Course Date: Wed 23 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn how to create and organise letters and short documents? Then this course is ideal for you. Learn all of the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, practise inserting pictures and creating tables, Spelling and grammar checking, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.

    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 receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  6. Blogging: write your own blog using WordPress

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Sep 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginner’s course using WordPress and raise your online profile.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction

    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  8. Access 2016: database essentials

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the essential components of this information management tool to enable you to handle large amounts of complex data, including: setting up the database, creating data tables and forms, entering and editing data, using queries for data analyis, producing reports and establishing relationships between different parts of the database. You need basic computer literacy and competence to achieve on this 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 receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Excel: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn advanced features of Excel 2016: linking, advanced sorting, filtering, formulae associated with logical, statistical, financial and mathematical operations, scenarios, data validation and audit spreadsheet, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or Excel 2016 for the workplace, or it is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Learning to use your iPhone

    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course is FREE if You are on a Low Wage. 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  11. Using hashtags effectively

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Hashtags are used on social media across many platforms, including Twitter and Instagram. This class is devoted to understanding hashtags and how to use them properly and effectively on social platforms. What is a hashtag, how do you create and track one, and how do you pick the right hashtag for your social media content.

    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: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Twitter: a short introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 1 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    An introduction to Twitter, the social networking and online news service. The course provides a base understanding of the channel for personal and professional use.

    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: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Advanced)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to know that you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring an 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.

    You must do Initial assessment before enrolling onto this course. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / Tel: 0207 492 2511 to book an appointment with our coordinator.

    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 English, Maths and Essential Computing on 0207 492 2511.

    This course will be delivered online. 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

  14. Using Apple Mac OS: introduction (stage 1)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 4 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how a Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  15. Excel: tricks and tips for productivity

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 4 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

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