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. Please note that only courses with a start date in 2021 are eligible.

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

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  1. Becoming confident on Excel 365
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Dec 2021 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Are you new to Excel? Have you used Excel a little but lack confidence you are doing the right thing? Are you unsure about what you use Excel for? On this course, you will learn the key basic functions of Excel so you can begin your journey in how to handle, analyse and present data. You will learn the main functions of Excel and associated terminology. You will focus on how to create simple worksheets, enter data, present it in a logical and functioning way with formatting that makes it easy to read. You will work on using Excel in place of your calculator to make basic calculations and you will practise turning this data into simple charts and graphs. By the end of this course, you will confident enough to create your own weekly budget calculator. To do this course you'll need to be able to use a mouse, keyboard and basic computer 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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
  2. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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 £39.00 Concession £25.00
  3. Excel: tables and charts
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    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 £25.00
  4. Digital skills for the workplace: using Excel (foundation)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    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 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 £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  5. Excel: advanced
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 5 other dates)

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

    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. 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
    Rating:
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  6. Becoming confident on Word 365
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    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 £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00
  7. Pivot tables: introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Jan 2022

    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 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
  8. Becoming confident on Outlook 365
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Are you new to Outlook? Have you started using it at work but needing to know more about it? Working with emails and tasks is an essential feature of almost any job and it can be easy to become overwhelmed by messages and information. This course will enable you to use the key features of Outlook including the do's and don'ts of sending and receiving emails, sending and receiving emails with attachments, safe downloading of attachments, adding signatures, creating folders to manage your emails, organising and using your calendar to keep on top of appointments, setting up reminders and creating task lists, with staying within the digitally safe and secure and within GDPR.



    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 £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
  9. Troubleshooting your Apple Mac: tips and tricks
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

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



    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
  10. PC maintenance: an introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    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 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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  11. Level 2 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Extra)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jan 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street (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 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 £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £195.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  12. Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships through the Cloud using One Drive and SharePoint (intermediate)
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Jan 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Collaborating skills within the workplace are more in demand than ever. Being able to coordinate work and build relationships within and across teams is essential to being efficient and coping 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 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
  13. Excel 365's Dynamic Array Functions
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 31 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to use Excel 365's Dynamic Array Functions - powerful techniques that work on an array (series) of data in an Excel Workbook.



    Students should have a PC or laptop with Excel 365 App installed, please note that an early version of Excel will not be compatible for the course to complete the tasks, you can have a pen and paper to take notes. Please note, certain commands do not work in Office 365 online and thus the installed Microsoft Office is required. Should you wish to install the desktop version of Office 365 on your computer, you can request a temporary licence from us by emailing at computing@citylit.ac.uk at least 3 days before the start of the 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 £25.00
  14. Using Apple Mac OS: a detailed introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Discover how a Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.



    This course will be delivered online. 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
  15. Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Feb 2022 (and 1 other date)

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

    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 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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