Introduction To Digital Skills Courses in London & Online

Do you need to improve your digital skills on your computer, smartphone or tablet? Do you want to increase your confidence, whether in the new work from home culture or in the workplace?

Good digital skills have become essential both inside and outside your job.

We have the perfect course for you whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced learner. If you are returning to work, recently redundant, or looking to upskill we have the courses to help you succeed. We also have courses that will help you communicate better with family and friends.

Choose our Becoming Confident series if you are a beginner. Join our Microsoft Office for the Workplace courses if you want to improve your current skills.

All our courses are run by experienced and creative tutors who will ensure that you learn at the right level and pace with all the support you need. We are here to help you become an active digital citizen.

  1. Touch typing and keyboard skills

    Touch typing and keyboard skills

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to learn to type quickly and efficiently? Are you working or do you want to work in administration? Learn how to type with correct finger placement without looking at the keyboard. Build your speed with practice and speed tests. No previous experience required.

    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

  2. Becoming MORE confident on your computer and the internet: a digital citizen

    Course Date: Wed 27 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    We live in an increasingly digitalised world where use of the computer and Internet have become the norm. This course follows on from our Complete Beginners' course to enable you to become fully confident in your computer and Internet use. You will learn about managing and organising different types of files, solving and understanding common technological problems and how the Cloud influences modern computer use. You will also learn more about how to protect your data and digital security as well as how to take advantage of many free resources and use various websites so you can become a confident digital citizen able to navigate around your computer as well as the web.

    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

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

    Course Date: Wed 10 Feb 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). 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Becoming confident on your computer and the internet

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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). 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 You are on a Low Wage. 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

  9. Becoming confident online: the cloud, zoom and the Internet

    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need help working online? Is the virtual world something new to you? Are you confident on Zoom? Do you know what the cloud is? And how well can you use the Internet? This complete course for beginners takes you from the very start of an internet connection to being able to search and use the web effectively to find information, complete forms, buy goods, download music and watch TV online. You will become a confident user of Zoom and will understand the key principles of using the cloud both for work and social life. By the end of the course, you will not only understand jargon such as routers, URLs and search engines but also know how to change your settings, be internet secure and communicate confidently on different platforms.

    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. 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). 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

  11. 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

  12. Becoming confident on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 24 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Too nervous to face Facebook? Is tweeting something birds do? Have you heard of Instagram but never used it? Then this is the course for you. Improve your digital communication in a supportive environment and learn the different ways you can connect to friends, family and the wider world.

    This course is FREE if You are on a Low Wage. 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: £35.00

  13. 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). 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

  14. Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating

    Course Date: Fri 4 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The digital world is moving from emails to shared files. Don't get left behind. Join this course and learn how to make the most of the cloud. What is it? How can it be used for home life and in business? What does it mean to share a file rather than email an attachment? Learn how to use the main free Cloud apps including Google Docs and Forms, Dropbox and Flickr and how to maintain security while syncing your devices. Learners must be confident on the Internet and in using email.

    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: £35.00

  15. 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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