Our Digital Skills courses are great for those looking to navigate the online world, improve work and technical skills, and get the guidance you need to feel more comfortable on your device.

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Why choose these courses?

We offer courses for complete beginners to accredited courses in which you can gain qualifications you need to progress in your career.

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Beginner courses

Computers for the terrified

Using a computer can make your life easier and open up many new opportunities. However, we understand that getting started can be quite overwhelming. If you have concerns about pressing the wrong key or losing all your work, then this is the course for you. It will outline the basics in a friendly and supportive manner with simple instructions for you to follow. There will be plenty of practice to allow your confidence to grow. You will soon be able to complete basic functions on a desktop computer, both successfully and safely.

Let's get digital first steps

This is a course designed to help you develop the digital skills you need to make the most of the online world. You will need to attend a Pre Course Assessment session prior to enrolling on the course and to discuss the options that are available to you with a tutor

Let's get digital next steps

This is a course designed to help you to enhance and further develop the digital skills you need to make the most of the online world. You will need to attend a Pre Course Assessment session prior to enrolling on the course and to discuss the options that are available to you with a tutor

Microsoft office

If you need a flexible learning opportunity to update, increase or refresh your knowledge of the software within Microsoft Office 2013, then look no further. Start with the basics or jump straight into the advanced skills within Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Following a Pre Course Assessment, learning can start at any time whether it be for your own benefit or to gain the highly valued and recognised IT Qualification – ECDL.D10 Not suitable for complete beginners to IT who should consider our Let’s Get Digital”””” courses. You will need to attend a Pre Course Assessment session prior to enrolling on the course. Please check the course information sheet for any specific documentation you may need to bring with you to enrol.

Using Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest operating system. Come and learn how to make use of the main features including use of file explorer to manage your files and folders.

Using your andriod tablet or Ipad

This course will cover all the basics so you can make the most of any tablet device including general navigation, use of apps, the Internet, email, music and more. Please bring your own device. Please note this course does not cover your device set up process which must be completed before you join the course.

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Online skills

Online safety and security

The Internet offers a wealth of opportunity but it is important to know how to trust a website before entering personal information or making a payment. Come and learn what you need to look out for, so your online experience remains safe and secure.

Buying and selling online in a day

eBay offers some great bargains and gives you the opportunity to sell unwanted items. This course will show you how to navigate the site to safely place bids and sell online. Not suitable for beginners to IT.

Using Social media

Taster session on the use of Facebook, Facetime, and Skype

Surfing for summer holidays online

Come and learn how to surf the Internet to find the best deals for your travel and holiday
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Technical skills

IT app development

This course is for anyone wishing to learn how to build apps – self-contained programmes which enable you to do more things, more easily on Tablets and Smartphones.

Cloud computing

You will learn how to use the cloud for backing up your work and sharing files.

Coding projects using micro:bit

The Micro: Bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life. Come and learn how to create successful programming projects using this fun and easy to use device.

Coding projects using python

This course is for anyone wishing to learn basic programming skills. You will learn how to create simple programs, including games and animation using Python software. This course is suitable for confident computer users

Programming with scratch

This course is for anyone wishing to learn basic programming skills. You will learn how to create simple programs, including games and animation using Scratch software. This course is suitable for confident computer users

Web production

Ever wanted to build your own website? In this course you will learn how to do this using the free online web authoring package WordPress to build a modern website. You will learn how to maximise its visibility on the web and in social media. This course is suitable for learners who are already confident in using a computer.

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Work skills

Spreadsheet core skills in a day

Moving on from our Spreadsheet Introduction course you will learn how to take advantage of the everyday formulas and functions within Microsoft Excel to make numeric calculations.

Work Skills Using Word

This course will teach you the basic elements of Microsoft Word that are frequently used within the work place. It will include the creation of documents, changing the appearance of text and inserting logos to meet company branding.

Work Skills Using Excel

This course will teach you the basic elements of Microsoft Excel that are frequently used within the work place. It will include the use of basic formulas to make calculations and production of charts for an effective display of your data.

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What to do next

Before you can enrol on a qualification course, we will meet with you to complete an assessment and discuss which course is most suitable. Assessments can be booked by calling 0345 603 7635.

Further details on our ECDL courses, including course information sheets, are available through the full list of courses.You can also view the full list of Let’s Get Digital courses.

We are happy to provide you with more information about our courses before you make a decision. Fill out the contact form below and one of our tutors will get back to you.