Technology, science & business

Excited by new technology, scientific breakthroughs or business success? Or perhaps you'd like to delve deeper into nature, conservation or astronomy?

We have a huge range of courses which help you to get your head around modern technology, give you the tools to succeed in business, or enable you to explore more of the world around you.

Our courses take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends, and are held in Covent Garden.

Find our contact details under 'About technology, science and business'.

Connectivity on 222-66-889-99 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

Technology, science & business highlights

Computing skills

Computing skills

Science

Science

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  1. Level 2 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Extra)

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019 (and 5 other dates)
    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? On this course, you will learn the core software applications required in every workplace. The course is made up of four modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Improving Productivity using IT. If you pass, you will receive the Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra). This course is ideal if you have some working knowledge of Word, Powerpoint and Excel, but want to be confident you can use their most essential elements.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £223.00

  2. Is self-employment for me?

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introductory course for anyone considering self-employment or starting their own business. Find out whether you're ready to take those daunting but exciting first steps.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Excel 2016 for the workplace (intermediate)

    Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to learn some of Excel 2016's more sophisticated functions? Are you an adminstrator or manager who needs to use it for more complex tasks? With realistic workplace assignments, we will cover creating statistical information using functions such as average, minimum and maximum; creating calculations based on a condition; counting entries IF they meet a condition; using more advanced formatting; effective filtering; and creating basic pivot tables to present data in an easy-to-read way.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed 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

  4. Instagram: a short introduction

    Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get started with using Instagram, the visually based social media site. You will learn to share photos and connect with people for business and/or personal fun.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  5. ECDL advanced level 3 at your own pace: Word

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to know that you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring an expertise in Word? Do you want a qualification to prove these skills? This course will enable you to prepare for the word processing unit within the Level 3 ECDL Award in and take the exam when you are ready. You can achieve all the units you need for the Award by taking our follow-on courses in Spreadsheets and Presentation software. You may decide you just want to develop Level 3 word processing skills without taking the exam or wait a while. That’s fine too! Whether you do the exam or not, by the end of the course you will have exceptional proficiency in word processing and have a high level of skill and practical experience in using advanced functions and commands such as master documents, referencing, templates, styles, tables, forms, linking, mail merge, macros and automatic formatting using MS Word 2016.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £145.00

  6. Using Apple Mac OSX: introduction (stage 1)

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how a Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  7. Introduction to Cloud computing

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cloud computing uses the internet to provide shared computing resources on demand. Learn about the major operators in this business and how to avoid expensive hardware costs by renting what you need when you need it.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  8. Business skills for creative businesses

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This introduction to financial modelling, business planning and marketing for new businesses in the creative industries will cover: market research, prototyping, marketing, innovation, incorporation, intellectual property, management structure, financial projections, pitches and presentations.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £175.00

  9. Twitter: a short introduction

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Twitter, the social networking and online news service. The course provides a base understanding of the channel for personal and professional use.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  10. An introduction to Word 2016

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn how to create and organise letters and short documents? Then this course is ideal for you. Learn all of the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, practise inserting pictures and creating tables, Spelling and grammar checking, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed 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

  11. Introduction to iPad devices

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to know the basic features of your iPad, use the touchscreen and learn how to interact with it and organise your tablet desktop.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £40.00

  12. PC maintenance: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to troubleshoot and solve common computer hardware problems. Discover what is inside a computer, how it works and how to upgrade computer components.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £100.00

  13. A short introduction to Windows 10

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    New to Windows 10? Unsure about Edge and Cortana? Join this course and get to grips with this new operating system. This friendly introduction will open doors to the main elements of the software, as well as some of its less accessible applications and tools.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  14. Introduction to PHP/My SQL

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can you build a simple website and want to take your knowledge to the next level? Using PHP and MySQL you can create websites that accept input from their users and response with dynamically constructed pages.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  15. Understanding project management

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is Project Management, why is it important and what skills and tools do we need to manage a project? Get started in this one day course.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

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