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Level 1 - 3 Courses Available: Learn the basics of using computers, from publishing documents to building presentations.

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In this course will learn key IT skills and to use packages that are required in all modern work environments. 

You will learn to use the latest Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Publisher. These industry-recognised skills will boost your career opportunities and earning potential.

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8 - 12 Weeks
Duration

1.5 - 2 Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Online
Environment


Content

Mandatory Unit:

  • Improving productivity using IT

Additional/Optional Units:

  • IT user fundamentals
  • Using the Internet
  • Email software
  • Communication fundamentals
  • Presentation software (MS PowerPoint)
  • Spreadsheet software (MS Excel)
  • Database software (MS Access)
  • Word processing software

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Literacy - Entry Level 3

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options:

  • Business IT - Level 2

8 - 15 Weeks
Duration

1.5 - 2 Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Online
Environment


Content

Mandatory Unit:

  • Improving productivity using IT

Additional/Optional Units:

  • Communication fundamentals
  • Presentation software (MS PowerPoint)
  • Spreadsheet software (MS Excel)
  • Database software (MS Access)
  • Word processing software (MS Word)
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Database management software

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Literacy - Level 1
  • Business IT - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Certificate/Diploma for IT Users - Level 2

Progression Options:

  • Business IT - Level 3

12 - 20 Weeks
Duration

2 Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Online
Environment


Content

Mandatory Unit:

  • Improving productivity using IT

Additional/Optional Units:

  • Presentation software (MS PowerPoint)
  • Spreadsheet software (MS Excel)
  • Database software (MS Access)
  • Word processing software (MS Word)
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Database management software
  • Bespoke software (Web Fundamentals: Using Online CMS)
  • Design software (Adobe Photo Shop)
  • Email Software
  • Collaborative Technologies

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Literacy - Level 1
  • Business IT - Level 2

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Certificate or Diploma for IT Users - Level 3

Progression Options:

  • Business Administration - Level 1
  • Web Design and Development - Level 1
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1

Which units will I study for my course?

All our courses have one or more mandatory units and a choice of additional units.

Course content is tailored for you (and your employer) and the list of units outlined here are a guide only. Units covered will also depend on your prior learning and credit requirement. If there is something specific that you are interested in learning, please discuss this with your tutor during induction.


What if I don't have the entry requirements for a course?

There are other courses available to help you build up the skills and qualifications you need to be eligible for our courses. Please get in touch to discuss this further!


Which level can I study?

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.


Will my course cost?


Course tuition fees
As a charity, ELATT works tirelessly to access a range of funding and donations to keep our courses free.

In 2018-2019 we had 900 students in total, and only 10 had to pay fees. That means 890 (99.9%) got a free course!

If you are over 19, you might have to take out a student loan to do a Level 3 course.
We also can't train you if you are on a Student Visa, Visitor's Visa or Temporary Stay, or are an Overseas Student.

Each year we support hundreds of different people from all walks of life, of all backgrounds, ages, circumstances and skills levels. There's a really good chance that you can get a free course at ELATT, so apply now!

Course registration fees
Our courses for students aged over 19 usually have a registration fee of £30. If you are unemployed or earning less than the London Living Wage annually, you won't need to pay this course registration fee.

Course Fees: free courses at ELATT Apply for a course


Studying Hours

These are all the study days and times. Your course will take place on some of these times. You'll find out more information after you apply.

Mornings

Monday9.30 - 16.30

Tuesday9.30 - 16.30

Wednesday9.30 - 16.30

Thursday9.30 - 16.30

Friday9.30 - 16.30

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Evenings

MondayClosed

Tuesday18.00 - 21.00

WednesdayClosed

Thursday18.00 - 21.00

FridayClosed

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed


You are more than welcome to give us a call at 0800-0420-184 or email hello@elatt.org.uk to ask questions and find out more. We are available from 9am-5pm on weekdays.

Benefits of this topic

Employment Opportunity

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Communication

Learn various methods of communication; an essential aspect of the work environment.

Starting point

This topic provides you with the means to be able to take on advanced digital training.

Modern Office

Train to use the latest tools and software to manage our work in a workplace environment.

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Meet Maureen

Occupation: Vocational Team Administrator

"I made new friends and enrolled in a work experience programme at Elatt. I have covered reception and carried out various administrative duties. I feel I have gained an invaluable skills and experience working with ELATT and I feel very lucky that I found this centre."