All our Computing and Digital Skills courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2017 and over only.
These Computing and Digital Skills courses require an assessment before you can enrol onto the course. Please book onto an assessment here: Skills for Work Assessment Dates
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Daytime & Evening Courses in Computing and Digital Skills
This course is ideal for you if you want to learn how to use Access databases, whether you’re a complete beginner or have you used them a few times before and want to develop your skills. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to get started and the confidence to explore potential uses for databases in your everyday life or at work.
On this course you will learn the basics of using Excel spreadsheets to manipulate data. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience of Excel who want to develop their skills. You will become confident in using very simple but effective techniques and learn, through the examples used in class, the potential of using spreadsheets in your day-to-day life or work.
Many businesses use Outlook as their main communication tool, both internally and externally. Therefore, having the skills to be able to use email and other Outlook features such as on-line calendars is vital in the workplace. On this course you will cover the essentials, including consideration of email protocols and setting up meetings using Outlook calendars.
Are you making the most of your mobile phone or tablet computer? Would you like to discover more about your mobile device and how you can use it in your everyday life or for work? If so, then this course will give you the skills and confidence to navigate the virtual world, with practical advice on staying safe on-line. Ideal for beginners and those with some experience who want to find out more.
In a recent employer survey, 81% said they look for evidence of digital skills when recruiting. Improving your digital literacy is one of the most important steps you can take towards securing a job. This course will help develop the skills and confidence needed to search and apply for work.
This course is for you if you want to develop your skills with PowerPoint and other presentation packages. You will learn how to devise a presentation, how to develop it so that it has maximum impact on the audience and present it with confidence. This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience and is essential for anyone who has to do presentations at work or who is preparing for interviews.
This course is for those who have completed the ‘Introduction to Microsoft Excel course’ or have some experience of using spreadsheets and want to further develop their skills. You will extend your knowledge and experience of spreadsheets, working on more complex tasks with the help of your tutor. Improving your Excel skills will help you be more effective at work and in your day-to-day life.
If you’ve mastered the basics of Powerpoint but want to increase the impact of your presentations, then this course is for you. Develop your skills by extending your knowledge of Powerpoint features on this course. Creating a Powerpoint presentation that is visually exciting and produced to a high standard, perhaps with images and video, will help you stand out from the crowd in your work or when applying for jobs!
If you have very little or no experience of using computers, then this course will give you a good introduction to the basics. You will increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in a supportive environment. This qualification will get you started with using computers in a variety of settings, such as on other courses, or at work, at home, or in many aspects of your life.
If you are already finding your way with computers but want to develop further, then this is the course for you. We will help you to build your skills and learn new techniques in a supportive environment. This course will not only give you greater confidence in using computers, but also a qualification that is recognised in the workplace.
Building on your existing experience of using computers, this course will give you the skills to operate computers confidently, effectively and independently in education, work and everyday life. Increasingly, employers expect their staff to have a firm grounding in the basics of ICT and this qualification will give you the skills and confidence to use computers effectively in the workplace.