Introduction to digital skills

Learn the most essential digital and computer skills for work and everyday life. Discover how to become confident and skillful in internet use, finding information, emailing, communicating online, using your PC, managing your files, and typing correctly and efficiently.

We also offer computing qualifications including EDCL, digital skills and award. Browse all our digital skills courses leading to a qualification.

Explore our Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint and Access courses.

Browse our courses on how to make the most of your smartphone, tablet or iPad.

Call 020 7492 2511 (Mon-Fri, 10:00-17:00) or email [email protected] for more information.

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  1. Touch typing and keyboard skills

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to learn to type quickly and efficiently? Are you working or do you want to work in administration? Learn how to type with correct finger placement without looking at the keyboard. Build your speed with practice and speed tests. No previous experience required.

    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  2. Becoming an online citizen

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We live in a world where the use of digital technology has become the norm. Democratic participation requires us to engage online. Join this course and become a more informed online citizen. Learn how to find out information from the government and about it. Discover the best websites to help you with your health, banking, shopping and leisure. Assess which websites are reliable, and how you can know whether the news is fake or not.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  3. Digital communication in an instant: video, audio, text

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Skype? Unsure about WhatsApp? Never heard of Google Hangouts? Learn how to communicate instantly and for free either on your phone or your computer through written messaging, audio only and face to face video. Discover how to choose the right app and set it up, use the jargon, make the most of the app's features, use a webcam and communicate safely and securely.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Becoming confident with emails

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Part of our complete courses for beginners series, this course will take you from the setting up of web-based email accounts to be being able to use emails confidently in both formal and informal situations. You will look at the different types of email accounts, how to alter settings, choose effective passwords and stay safe using anti-virus software, firewalls and other defenders as well as understandiing phishing. You will practise sending and receiving emails, adding attachments, setting up folders, organising emails, and recognising spam.

    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Finding a better job

    Course Date: Fri 2 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 effectively on-line for better work; complete a top-class job application form and write a positive CV; and learn the most essential office computer skills in Word. You will also receive regular help and support from our IAG team.

    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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £76.00
    Concession: £27.00

  6. Becoming confident on the Internet

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 takes 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 and watch TV online. By the end of the course, you will not only understand jargon such as routers, modems, URLs, search engines, and settings but also be confident in your Internet security and judging whether a website is reliable or not.

    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. From email to the cloud

    Course Date: Mon 18 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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? How can it be used for home life and in business? What does it mean to share a file rather than email an attachment? Learn how to use the main free Cloud apps including Google Docs and Forms, Dropbox and Flickr and how to maintain security while syncing your devices. Learners must be confident on the Internet and in using email.

    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

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