Information technology and computer skills

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 offer a huge range of courses for all your IT and computing skills needs.

If you’re looking to improve your Microsoft Office skills, our courses cover their most popular programs including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project. Whilst, we also offer a wide range of courses in using social media, mobile devices, and computers. If you’re looking for IT and computing courses that will lead to a qualification, we are also a certified test centre for the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

Our tutors are experienced and highly qualified industry professionals who have designed these courses to help you reach your goals. So whether you are a complete beginner or are building on your existing experience, we have a course that will improve your skills and employability. Furthermore, if you’re looking for training to upskill your entire business or department, we also offer bespoke IT training courses for businesses.

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

Our Information Technology and Computing Skills Courses are designed to help you enter employment, advance or reskill in career or start your own business. Currently they are free if you are on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance (ESA), or you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy, or receiving other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take-home pay is below £343.

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

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  1. Digital skills for the workplace: using Excel (foundation)
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you need to learn how to use Excel for the office or to keep track of your finances? Do you want to be able to handle, present data and make calculations inside and outside of work? This course is perfect for anyone who needs a good foundation on the basics of Microsoft's popular spreadsheet program. On this course, you will learn how to enter and present data and make it visually appealing, readable and usable through changes of font, style, use of tables and other formatting features. You will practise making calculations, using functions and formulae, modifying links between worksheets, as well as creating basic charts and graphs - a great way of visualizing data!



    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
  2. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    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.



    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 £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Using Apple Mac OS: a detailed introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021

    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 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 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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
  4. Excel: tables and charts
    Course start date:  Thu 23 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Learn essential skills in how to create effective tables in Excel 2016, the benefit of formatting as table and to chart your data on this short course.



    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 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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  5. PC maintenance: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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.



    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 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 £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £100.00
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  6. Level 2 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Extra)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Sep 2021 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Do you want to learn the digital 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 completed an 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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £303.00 Concession £190.00
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  7. Becoming confident on Word 365
    Course start date:  Wed 29 Sep 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Are you 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
  8. Learning to use your iPhone
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    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. 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 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 £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
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  9. Excel: advanced
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 30 Sep 2021 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn advanced features of Excel 2016: 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 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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
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  10. Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Advanced)
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Oct 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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. This course may be free if it is your first L3 qualification. The Advanced Learner Loan is also available.



    You must have completed an 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.



    If you are eligible for government funding and you are 19 or over and do not already have a full level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or 2 full A levels) you may be able to study this course for free. 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 English, Maths and Essential Computing on 0207 492 2511.



    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 £1,200.00 Senior fee £1,200.00 Concession £1,200.00
  11. Pivot Tables: introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to apply one of Excel’s most powerful features, Pivot Tables, to a wide range of data.



    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 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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
  12. Excel for financial modelling
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 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 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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £120.00
  13. Introduction to Cloud computing
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Cloud computing uses the internet to provide shared computing resources on demand. Learn about the major operators in this business and how to avoid expensive hardware costs by renting what you need when you need it.



    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 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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00
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  14. Becoming confident on Office 365 and its most important apps: an introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you need an overall introduction Microsoft 365? What is it? What can you do with it? 365 is becoming increasingly important in both the workplace and outside. It is a lot more than Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. While these apps remain important there are many other important components such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams and Forms. This introductory course will provide you with an overview of some of the most useful 365 apps so you will then be able to focus in more details on the apps which are most beneficial to you. By the end of the course you will be confident you can start to make the most of the opportunities 365 offers.



    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 £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00
  15. Troubleshooting your Apple Mac: tips and tricks
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Oct 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Learn how to stay safe online, tame the clutter and keep your Mac running smoothly.



    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 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 £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00

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