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

Explore our range of FREE* courses and sign-up using our online enrolment portal. If you need support, get in touch, our friendly team can help!

*Note that most of our courses are FREE for Lancashire residents and where fees are applicable, this will be noted on your enrolment.

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  • Get Started with: Microsoft Excel
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    After enrolment you will be given details to access our Moodle platform. This is not an automated response; you will be emailed by one of our tutors within seven days of enrolment** You will need to have access to the internet and the Microsoft Office Excel package to complete this course. 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. It is also a great opportunity to develop confidence with your general digital skills to support you in everyday life. The course is accessible using our online Learning Portal - Moodle You will be required to read and complete some pre-course documentation in order to access the full course. If learners want to develop further skills, they will be signposted to other courses
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      21/02/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      17/04/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      05/06/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Started with: Microsoft Powerpoint
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    **After enrolment you will be given details to access our Moodle platform. This is not an automated response; you will be emailed by one of our tutors within seven days of enrolment** This is a self direct learning course through our online learning platform Moodle. Tutor support is avilable via email. You will complete tasks and activities on Moodle and progress to the following week. You will need to have access to the internet and the Microsoft Office PowerPoint package to complete this course.

    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. It will provide you with the foundation skills needed to progress onto more digital courses. It is also a great opportunity to develop confidence with your general digital skills to support you in everyday life.

    The course is accessible using our online Learning Portal - Moodle.

    You will be required to read and complete some pre-course documentation in order to access the full course.

    If learners want to development further skills, they will be signposted to other courses.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      20/02/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      5 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      16/04/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      5 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/06/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Started with: Microsoft Word
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    **After enrolment you will be given details to access our Moodle platform. This is not an automated response; you will be emailed by one of our tutors within seven days of enrolment** This is a self direct learning course through our online learning platform Moodle. Tutor support is avilable via email. You will complete tasks and activities on Moodle and progress to the following week. You will need to have access to the internet and the Microsoft Office Word package to complete this course.

    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. It will provide you with the foundation skills needed to progress onto more digital courses. It is also a great opportunity to develop confidence with your general digital skills to support you in everyday life.

    The course is accessible using our online Learning Portal - Moodle. You will be required to read and complete some pre-course documentation in order to access the full course.

    If learners want to develop further skills, they will be signposted to other courses.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      21/02/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      17/04/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      05/06/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get started: with Programming Level 1
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    The qualification purpose is to offer learners an introduction to programming/coding with different applications with an opportunity to consolidate those skills, alongside a range of digital skills and other skills valued in the workplace. The learner will produce a portfolio of small programming projects, one of which will be as part of a team and will host those projects on a Git-based code sharing platform.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 17/04/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      11 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Started: with Website Design Level 1
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 06/03/2024
      18:00 to 21:00
      10 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 1 Staying Safe Online and Cyber Security
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    The qualification is designed to give learners an awareness of how to stay safe online and to recognise the different types of cyber threats, the intent behind them and the impact they have on individuals and businesses.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 06/03/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Certificate in Digital Marketing (EQUAL)
    IT and Digital
    Accessed Flexibly Online

    Flexibly Online
    Flexibly Online
    The TQUK Level 2 Digital Marketing course is ideal for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of Digital Marketing. The programme is designed for those who desire to form a foundation due to little or no previous digital marketing experience.

    Learn the basics of marketing strategy including social media, Email and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) as part of marketing campaigns.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      04/09/2023
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Next Steps in Using: Microsoft Powerpoint
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    This online course is designed to further your skills in using Microsoft PowerPoint and ultimately allow you to have the knowledge and skills for you to enhance your PowerPoint skills by venturing into advanced and useful features that allows you to fully utilise its potential. It is also a great opportunity to develop confidence with your general digital skills to support you in everyday life. The course is accessible using our online Learning Portal – Moodle. It is a flexible course which...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      21/02/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      5 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      17/04/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      5 week course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      05/06/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Next Steps in Using: Microsoft Word
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    For all those Word users out there! This course is the next instalment to the introduction to Word course that we have on offer. The purpose of this course is to further enhance your Word skills by venturing into advanced and useful features of that allows you to fully utilise Word to its potential. Covering aspects including working with templates, combining information from other software packages and advanced formatting. By the end of the course, you can rest assured you will be able to c...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      22/02/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      18/04/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      06/06/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      20 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Next Steps with: Microsoft Excel
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    For all those Excel users out there! This course is the next instalment to the introduction to Excel course that we have on offer. The purpose of this course is to further enhance your Excel skills by venturing into advanced and useful features of that allows you to fully utilise Excel to its potential. Covering aspects including common formulas/functions, advanced functions for specific formulas/functions, creating graphs and charts to visualise data and page setup features for ease of reading/...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      22/02/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      18 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      18/04/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      06/06/2024
      19:00 to 20:30
      20 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Next Steps: with Website Design Level 2
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    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, using a vast amount of FREE resources using world renowned website building platform, WordPress. Over 60% of website worldwide use WordPress’ content management system which gives you an idea as to how important it is to be familiar with this platform.

    You will investigate website design and plan, design and create your own website in response to a client brief. You will then test and refine the website against the client brief and review you own performance.
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 19/04/2024
      09:30 to 12:30
      10 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Using Social Marketing for Business - Level 2 Award
    IT and Digital
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online

    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 07/03/2024
      18:00 to 21:00
      6 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?

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