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IT skills - Beginner's to Advanced


Beginner’s Courses

Computer Basics Made Easy for 50+

Tuesday 20/02/18 – 20/03/18 1:00pm – 4:15pm £20

This 5 week course is specially designed for the mature 50+ learner. Delivered in an easy to understand manner, learners are often surprised at the ease with which they are able to learn the basics.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
• Personalise the desktop and understand the filing structure of a computer
• Know how to stay safe online and use anti-virus software
• Download software safely
• Search for, and view different websites and find information on the internet
• Keep in touch by email and send attachments
• Use Skype to stay in touch with family and friends
• Move images from a camera or smartphone onto your computer

Introduction to IPads – Get the most our of your device

Friday 19/01/18 – 16/02/18 1:00pm – 4:15pm Fee £15

Do you have a tablet? Do you know how it works? Let’s find out together. This course is for like-minded people trying to keep up with the technological era.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Be able to identify and upload apps
  • Personalise your IPad
  • Be able to use your tablet to search the internet
  • Be able to send and retrieve emails on your tablet

Intermediate Courses

IT 4 Work

Friday 12/01/18 – 9/02/18 9:15am-12:30pm only £20

This course is a great introduction to the IT skills that you would need for admin, receptionist or for your club or group. If you can never find your documents or need to send emails to groups of people, this is the course for you. An interactive and fun course to learn the basics of common applications including, Word Processing, Excel (spreadsheets), PowerPoint and Outlook. During this course you will learn how to:

  • Organise their files/folders and create a poster
  • Write a letter and create a mail merged document
  • Create a simple spread sheet using basic formula
  • Format a spread sheet and create a variety of charts
  • Use outlook email, creating contacts list, sending attachments, setting up mailing groups
  • Create a basic presentation

Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (QCF)

Attending twice per week Tuesdays and Wednesdays
27/02/18 – 28/03/18 9:15am – 12:15pm

This course is for those who wish to gain IT skills used in the workplace at level 1. Attending twice a week you will gain the skills in:

  • Word Processing – creating documents, inserting tables, pictures and applying formats
  • Excel – creating simple worksheets, inserting formula and creating charts
  • PowerPoint – create a presentation with text and images

This is a recognised qualification and is a fantastic foundation before moving on to Level 2.

If you are unemployed a £10 deposit will secure your place and is refundable on full completion of the course. If you are in employment a fee of £180 is payable

Novice learners – Make Online Easy

Computer Basics including:

  • How to use a keyboard and mouse
  • How to search and find information
  • on the internet
  • How to keep in touch with email
  • How to stay safe online
    Further courses include:
  • Using a Computer
  • Using Public Services Online
  • Job Hunting Online
  • Interview Skills
  • Photos Online
  • Shopping Online
  • Being Healthy Online


Gain a qualification in ICT and improve your job prospects.
Qualifications include:
ECDL (QCF Level 2)
ECDL Advanced (QCF Level 3)

Contact the centre on 01427 677277 for more details.