ICT and Digital

With the world around us becoming ever more digital focused, you can develop your Essential Digital skills and become more confident in your abilities with our new range of FREE courses, designed to support you during this time.

You can learn how to use digital skills to connect with friends, local communities and the world around you with our courses, topics covered may include:

  • Being Safe Online
  • Using Online Platforms
  • Creating Online Networks
  • Getting Confident Online
  • Handling Information

  • Accesing E-Books
    IT & Digital
    Do you like reading but you are finding it difficult to get to the library? Are paperback books getting too expensive to buy even from the charity shops or do you have no more room to store your books? Want to know how to access
    e-books and read on your tablet or other device? In this course we will be looking at getting started with e-books, how you can get recent books to read for free, what equipment you need to read e-books and the costs which can be involved for various types of online reading.
    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 20/11/2020
      09:30 to 11:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Get Connected - Using Zoom
    IT & Digital

    This course is perfect for individuals and groups alike who are looking to communicate over the internet using a reliable method to stay in contact with your family, friends, colleagues and loved ones. Using either mobile devices or computers you can use Zoom anywhere you want. 

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 12/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Google Suite
    IT & Digital

    This course is perfect for individuals who are looking to have all their documents, spreadsheet, images and many more files in one place, stay in contact with family, friends and loved ones.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
    IT & Digital

    This online course is designed to introduce you to Microsoft Excel and ultimately allow you to have the knowledge and skills for you to be able to create a spreadsheet incorporating basic formulas. It will provide you with the foundation skills needed to progress onto more advanced Excel courses.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
    IT & Digital

    This online course is designed to introduce you to Microsoft PowerPoint and ultimately allow you to have the knowledge and skills for you to be able to create a professional looking slide show presentation.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
    IT & Digital

    This online course is designed to introduce you to Microsoft Publisher and ultimately allow you to have the knowledge and skills for you to be able to create your own publications.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
    IT & Digital

    This online course is designed to introduce you to Microsoft Word and ultimately allow you to get more out of your computer by increasing your knowledge of the range of tools Word provides. By the end of the course, you will be able to make documents look more professional using formatting and proof-reading tools.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Using a Tablet
    IT & Digital

    This online course is designed to introduce you to Android Tablets and ultimately allow you to have the knowledge and skills for you to get more out of your device by searching the internet and how to keep yourself safe online. It will provide you with the foundation skills needed to progress onto more digital courses.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 25/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Using an iPad
    IT & Digital

    This online course is designed to introduce you to iPads and ultimately allow you to have the knowledge and skills for you to get more out of your device by searching the internet and how to keep yourself safe online.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Introduction to Web Design
    IT & Digital
    Whether you want a website for personal or business use, this course will guide you through the steps to create a site that you can be proud of. You will explore which are the best 'domain hosts', different website providers and start to learn skills to make your web pages stand out.
    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      MON - 07/12/2020
      18:00 to 21:00
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE
  • Online Greetings Cards
    IT & Digital
    This live online session has been devised to help keep people in touch with each other. If you are struggling to get out of your home, or you want to let somebody know that you are thinking of them, then this is ideal for you. You could be well prepared for Christmas, want to send thoughts for Diwali, send a thank you to a neighbour or tell a family member you miss them.

    By the end of the session, you will be able to make a variety of cards and know how to order them. It is also a great opportunity to develop confidence with your general digital skills to support you in everyday life.

    The course is a one off live online session with our tutor. You will be required to read and complete some pre-course documentation in order to access the course.
    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 12/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Prevent Identity Theft Online
    IT & Digital
    Identity theft can happen when you least expect it. According to the UK’s fraud protection service approximately “80% of identity fraud in the first three months of this year was either attempted or perpetrated online, with many of us unwittingly leaving ourselves exposed” (Wright, 2015).
    Now you may be thinking it will never happen to me. WRONG! Without taking the correct security measures you will be leaving yourself vulnerable to thieves over the internet. This taster session will provide you with a starting point of what you need to know and do in order to protect yourself from such instances.
    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 10/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Understanding Amazon
    IT & Digital
    During the pandemic with shops being closed and deliveries at local stores being uncertain, it has become important that we are able to get what we need from other sources and Amazon has become one of the leading suppliers of goods to the UK and the rest of the world. In this course we will be looking at getting the most from Amazon including searching for an item, paying for an item safely, understanding key terminology and Amazon Prime.
    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 16/11/2020
      13:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      Cost: FREE
  • Using Microsoft Outlook
    IT & Digital

    This short course has been designed to introduce you to Microsoft Outlook and ultimately to get the most out of your computer by increasing your knowledge about the range of tools provided by Outlook.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Using Microsoft Teams
    IT & Digital

    This short course has been designed to introduce you to Microsoft Teams and ultimately to get the most out of your computer by increasing your knowledge about the range of tools provided by Outlook.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
  • Using Social Marketing for Business
    IT & Digital

    This short course has been designed to introduce you to Social Marketing and ultimately to get the most out of social media by increasing your knowledge about the range of tools available.

    = Can I get help with my fees?
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost: FREE
    • Online Course
      MON - 23/11/2020
      18:00 to 21:00
      2 week course
      Cost: FREE

Register your interest

    You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To do this please email marketing@nelson.ac.uk
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Your browser does not support HTML 5 Canvas.