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.

  1. How to be an administrator: the essentials (for the virtual and face-to-face office)

    Course Date: Mon 15 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to become an administrator but are unsure what the job entails? Have you been working in administration but need to develop your organisational and digital skills in the new virtual office? This course will ensure you have a good idea of what is involved in office work and how to do the job well. You will learn the essential skills you need to work in an adminstrative enrolment whether that's in an office, on reception, in the private or public sector, face-to-face or online.

    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. Essential digital skills for work (Level 1)

    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 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. How to be an administrator: time management skills (for the virtual and face-to-face office)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 11 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    As an administrator, do you feel overwhelmed by data, emails, essential tasks and competing priorities? Has the change to a virtual office led to new challenges on your time and efficiency? Organising your time effectively becomes essential to ensuring you manage your workload rather than it manages you. On this course, you will learn how to plan successfully, apply key strategies and use digital skills to become much more effective in your job, reduce your stress and achieve your work goals.

    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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  4. Digital skills to find a better job

    Course Date: Fri 7 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Are you looking for better work? Are you in-work but not progressing? Come and learn the digital skills you need to boost your employment prospects, including: how to search online for better work; how to complete a top-class job application form and write a positive CV; how to use LinkedIn and other online platforms; and at the same time develop essential office computer skills including word processing. You will also receive regular help and support from our IAG team.

    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £14.00

  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). 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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