Digital skills for improving your job prospects

Digital Skills For Improving Your Job Prospects - 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.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. How to be administrator in the virtual and face-to-face office: being organised, efficient, precise and service-focused
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 14 Feb 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    An administrator at any level plays a vital role in ensuring the flow of information around an organisation. So an administrator must be able to keep the information moving and not allow it to build up to break the flow. This requires an enormous amount of skill. You need to be able to see the bigger picture, while attending to detail, plan ahead while dealing with the now, prioritise and work between the important and the urgent. You need to be clear-thinking while often confronted by information, tasks and demands coming at you in all directions. This course will help you develop these skills so you can become organised, efficient, precise and service-focused.



    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 £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
  2. Getting job ready: identifying the most sought work skills and how you can develop them
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you want to maximise your chances of finding the work you want? This course will help you identify the skills, behaviours and strengths which are most in-demand across all sectors at all levels. You will then work on recognising the skills you have, how these relate to the in-demand skills, how you can develop them and how you can close any skills gaps you might have. You will practise exemplifying these in-demand qualities to help you with job applications and interviews. By the end of this course, you will know what you need to do to be best placed to find a job that works for you.



    This course is FREE if you are a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA). 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
  3. Digital skills to apply for work: CVs, covering letters and use of social media
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 6 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Do you want to maximise your chances of gaining the work you want? How you present yourself via you CV, covering letters and social media can make a big difference the impression you make and in gaining potential employers' attention. On this course you will learn all the skills you need to create an online CV, how to make sure its layout is impacting and visually appropriate, and how to use different templates and software such as Word and Sway. You will also learn the key elements of ensuring your covering letter or person specification is well-presented and easy to read. Finally, the course will show you how to make the most of an online presence such as LinkedIn to ensure you are noticed by employers.



    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 £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £14.00
  4. Workplace skills: how to be organised and self-managing using OneNote and MS Outlook (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Wed 18 May 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - 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 to you become organised and self-managing. 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 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 £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
  5. How to be an administrator: the online paperless office
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you working as an administrator? Does your job involve a lot of administration work? Have you recently moved to online working? The days of paper files and folders are vanishing. This course will help you transition and learn about how you can convert your paper-based office into an online one without a physical folder in sight. You will work on how to change your mind-set, how to create an online data management system, how to take advantage of cloud-based applications to collaborate and co-edit files and how Outlook can be used as a planning tool alongside OneNote.



    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 £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00

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