Computing for Deaf people

Build offer computing classes at different levels for deaf people, from beginners to European Computer Driving Licence level 2. Our tutors will help you find the right course to meet your needs.

For deaf computing courses you will need to come to an initial assessment session to make sure you find the right class. Please contact us by SMS text on 07642818557 or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

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  1. Becoming confident on your computer - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 27 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your PC or laptop but are too afraid to ask? This complete course for beginners will help to become a confident user of your computer from setting it up to understanding and using computer jargon, from managing your files to using free applications. And you will learn how to keep your work safe and secure.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £12.00

  2. Becoming confident on your Mac - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 8 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you have lots of questions about your Mac which you are too afraid to ask? This complete course for beginners will help to become a confident user of your Mac.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £9.00

  3. Becoming confident with emails - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 5 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This complete course for beginners will take you from the setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails safely, securely and confidently in both formal and informal situations.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £9.00

  4. Design and build your own website - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you how to create and design your own website using free resources. Ideal if you want to create own websites for deaf organisations, deaf clubs or deaf websites.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £27.00

  5. ECDL level 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to word processing, spreadsheets and presentations? Join this course and learn how to use the most important basic features of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This course will give you the confidence to use the programs independently as well as follow your studies to a higher level.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £68.00

  6. ECDL level 2 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 29 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn the skills you need for office work or everyday life, and gain a qualification? Become confident in the core software applications used in every workplace: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and improving productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the ‘BCS level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills’. This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel or have completed ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) level 1.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or © other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £589.00
    Senior fee: £471.00
    Concession: £118.00

  7. Excel for home and work (beginners) - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Fri 20 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to Excel? This introductory course will provide you with a solid overview of the basics of Excel including key terminology, creating simple worksheets, entering and formatting data, making basic calculations and creating simple charts and graphs.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £18.00

  8. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get connected through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn the main elements of these essential everyday digital skills in a safe and supportive environment: how to set up Facebook pages, profiles and groups; how to start your Twitter account; how to get going on Instagram.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £23.00

  9. From email to the cloud - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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 and how do you use it to share and edit documents? You may never send an attachment again!

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £13.00

  10. Getting a better job - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you looking for better work? Are you in-work but not progressing? Come and improve your job prospects and your digital skills at the same time. This course will enable you to: search online for better work; complete a top-class job application and write a positive CV using your computer skills; learn the most essential office computer skills in Word. You will also receive regular help, guidance and support from out IAG in improving your job prospects.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £23.00

  11. How to use your smartphone (Android) - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you make the most of your smartphone. Learn about the Android operating system, key settings, how to download and use important apps as well as troubleshoot any problems.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £6.00

  12. Improve your photos online - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Pixlr Image Editor – a free photo editing website similar to Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £18.00

  13. Instant communication through your phone or your PC - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Skype? Never used a web-cam? Unsure about WhatsApp? Not heard of Google Hangouts? Learn how to communicate instantly and for free either on your phone or your computer.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £10.00

  14. Making and editing videos - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 20 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use your mobile phone or set up a web camera to make a film and then learn how to upload and edit it onto YouTube, Facebook and Glide. By the end of the course you will have produced a professional looking video!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £12.00

  15. Making the most of the Internet - for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 31 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is the Internet a mystery to you? Do you want to surf the web efficiently and safely? This complete course for beginners will take you from 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, watch TV on-line, and maintain security at all times.

    These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £13.00

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