Computer and Digital Skills Courses - Online Courses

Computer and digital skills have become an essential part of life for the majority of people. Yet, many of these skills have been learnt on the job or at home with no formal training. Learn real-world practical IT skills for the office with City Lit, and feel more confident with your personal digital security.

Our computer skills courses give you the knowledge you need to master the art of using Microsoft 365 office tools. Gain the confidence to use them in the office or at home.

Start writing with more confidence in Word, better manage spreadsheets in Excel and create impactful presentations using PowerPoint.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our interactive online courses.

All you need is a computer with a webcam, (including a microphone, camera and internet access). It is also best to use Google Chrome as your web browser. Your tutor will send you information on how to join your online class after you have enrolled.

  1. Digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, internet and smartphone

    Course Date: Thu 18 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The recent scandals involving Facebook, stolen data, targeted advertising and manipulation have revealed the importance of digital security and making sure that your activity on-line and on the phone remain private. Yet most of us take very few precautions and have very little understanding of how easily accessible and unsecure our digital activity is. This course will show you how to take your digital security as seriously as you protect your own home. You will learn how to use key security features and resources, understand important jargon and discover which apps are the better than others at keeping your data private.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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

  2. Becoming confident on your computer

    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your computer? Too afraid to ask them? This complete course will guide you through the key aspects of using a PC or laptop. You'll build your confidence and learn to understand the jargon, use some free applications, save and organise files, delete and recover them, and keep your work secure. To enrol, all you need is enthusiam and basic skills with 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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)

    Course Date: Tue 11 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk or 020 7492 2511 to organise a pre-course assessment and start your journey.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  4. IT skills for the office: real and virtual (introduction)

    Course Date: Thu 3 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to start working in an office but lack confidence or skills in IT? On this course you will learn the most essential computer skills – word processing, use of spreadsheets, emailing and creating presentations. You will learn the main parts of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint which you will need in order to write letters and documents, organise data, send and receive emails and create presentations. By the end of the course you will feel confident to work in both a face-to-face and virtual environment.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  5. How to be an administrator: the paperless office

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The excessive use of paper is high on the agenda for companies and countries in the face of environmental waste and destruction. From administrators to senior managers we can all play a part in the helping to reduce the amount of paper that we use. Join this course to gain a greater insight on how as individuals and in our work we can help to preserve our environment, reduce costs and become more administratively efficient.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  6. IT skills for the office: real and virtual (intermediate)

    Course Date: Wed 7 Jul 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you working or wanting to start work in an office but lacking the confidence and digital skills to perform some of the more advanced office tasks? Are you already working as an administrator and wanting to progress in your profession? This course will help you develop your digital skills to be able to complete more complex office tasks with confidence whether face to face or online. You will engage in various projects to learn how to use the internet to research and find informatiion effectively in order to create report documents containing detailed information, spreadsheets, and charts. You will learn how to analyse and visually represent your data as well as send personalised emails and use mail merge.

    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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  7. Becoming confident on your computer and the internet

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you have lots of questions about your computer? Too afraid to ask them? Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to searchthe web efficiently and safely? This complete course will guide you through the key aspects of using a PC or laptop as well as how to make the most of the Internet from setting up an internet connection, understanding key terms and jargon and searching effectively and securely. You will build up your confidence in computer use and learn how to use free applications, save and organise files, delete and recover them, and keep your work secure. To enrol, all you need is enthusiasm and basic skills with 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) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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