Intermediate Courses

Intermediate Computer Courses

These courses are perfect for anyone who has completed our Getting Started sessions or anyone who has some computing experience and is ready to improve their skills and abilities.
 

Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) can be used to help with the cost of some of these courses.  


European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, ECDL is an internationally-recognised qualification in core IT skills. It is made up of 7 modules, allowing the learner to work at their own pace and in any order.

  • IT Security for Users
  • IT User Fundamentals
  • Using the Internet and Email
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • PowerPoint Presentations

 

First Step 2   ECDL

A tutor-led course for  beginners covering several topics at basic level before moving onto the more formal Internet and Email Module 7 of ECDL.  ​On sucessful completion, learners will be awarded two certificates from BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT.

Learning is supported by a workbook and online learning materials and cover the following topics:

-Computer Basics : understanding basic computer parts and terminology, how to use the computer, keyboard and mouse 

-Desktop 

- Documents 

- Internet

- Using the browser

- Using the web

- Web outputs

- Electronic communications 

- Using email

- Email management


Internet and Email

 

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, this Internet and Email course is part of the ECDL qualification in core IT skills. This is a tutor-led course which is also supported by an online course unit. The course covers the following topics:

  • Internet
  • Using the browser
  • Using the web
  • Web outputs
  • Electronic communications
  • Using email
  • Email management

 

Word Processing

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, Word Processing provides learners with an introduction to word processing.

The course will help the learne​r to create professional looking documents, enhance the document text, add bullets, numbering and graphics and inserting tables. The course is tutor-led and will cover: 

  • Introduction to word processing
  • Storage and retrieval of files
  • Document editing
  • Document formatting
  • Document structure
  • Print and check
 

Digital Skills

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, this online course is designed to give learners the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves online. The course covers:

  • Computer basics
  • Online basics
  • Audio and video software
  • Digital photography
  • Digital music
  • Social networking

  

Internet Safety

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, this online course is designed to give learners the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves online. The course covers:

  • Benefits and risks of using the Internet
  • Reporting and responding to e-safety issues
  • Protecting yourself and your computer online
  • The legal issues of downloading
 

Security for IT Users

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, this course covers the skills and knowledge needed to identify and manage day-to-day security risks.

 

Spreadsheet Software

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, this course introduces the learner to the basic concepts of working with spreadsheets.

 

Presentation Software

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, this course introduces the learner to the basic concepts of working with the presentation software, PowerPoint.

 

Database Software

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, the course covers the main concepts of databases.

 

e-Type

Certificated by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT,  e-type is the fun and flexible way to learn how to type quickly and accurately, and without looking at the keyboard.

e-type offers two levels of qualification to suit learners’ capabilities, and it comes complete with supporting resources.

 BCS Level 1 Award in Touch Typing (e-type) (SQCF level 4) 

 BCS Level 2 Award in Touch Typing (e-type) (SQCF level 5) 

 

Family History

This tutor-led course in an introduction to Family History and combines online resources with a tour of The Mitchell's Family History Room and Archives departments.

 

 

 

 

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