Computer Skills for Improvers

Course Description

Improve your basics digital skills on this course. You will work at your own pace and focus on the areas you wish to develop, supported by the tutor.

Location: Online Course

Course Content

The course will develop your current skills and focus on developing your confidence with a range of software. The course will cover the basics of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint. Depending on your starting points, we will work our way up to accomplishing more complex procedures.
By end of the course, you should have a lovely portfolio of work, including your own Spreadsheets for everyday use, prepare a presentation that you will present in front of the class and create leaflets and posters for a range of events.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course will be delivered using a range of teaching and learning methods which include: demonstrations, paired-work, group work, video tutorials, independent work and homework.

Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on one our online learning platforms, iLearn or Google Classroom.

Independent Learning

At this level, you should feel independent enough with IT that you can work alone at home on home work. Weekly homework may be given and you are expected to do this. You are also encouraged to attend some workshops at the college outside of these class times.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides all the basic materials and equipment you will need to complete the course. Your tutor will advise you where you can buy materials or equipment to extend your study, should you wish. The College also provides additional financial support through the Discretionary Learner Support Fund (DLSF); however there are eligibility criteria that applies. Please refer to the DLSF policy which can be found at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572