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Wanting to access the digital world but not sure what it’s all about?

Come and learn the easy way with CALAT’s ICT department and you will be online in no time!

CALAT ICT department offers a range of courses to help develop your ICT needs whether you’re looking to gain skills for employment, want to be able to access the Universal Job match program or be confident with accessing online information.

Most ICT courses CALAT offers are OCR accredited and recognised by employers.  If you are in receipt of qualifying benefits courses are free.

Do you need to increase your confidence in using a computer, never used one before? Come and join this CALAT course and enter the digital world. This will help you to use the mouse and keyboard to navigate the computer and the internet. You will also be shown how to use the “Learn My Way” learning resources online and if required learn how to use the Universal Credit system. This is a non-accredited course and assessed through a Personalised learning Plan.

Improve your skills in using Microsoft Word 10 to create simple documents and understand basic word processing skills. By the end of the course you will be able to create your own documents and work with pictures, you will also understand how the computer works in a safe and secure way being able to access the internet for detailed searches and use of emailing including sending and receiving emails. If progressing from the computing skills for life and work course these skills are reinforced and embedded via a Personalised learning Plan. At the end of the course learners will gain a recognised qualification by OCR, the Entry award in using ICT.

A fast track course for learners who have very little computing experience. Improve your skills in using Microsoft Word 10 to create simple documents and understand basic word processing skills. By the end of the course you will be able to create your own documents and work with pictures, you will also understand how the computer works in a safe and secure way being able to access the internet for detailed searches and use of emailing including sending and receiving emails. Embedded into this course is a Personalised learning Plan and links with employability skills. At the end of the course learners will gain a recognised qualification by OCR, the Entry award in using ICT and a PLP (Personalised Learning Plan).

If you are wanting to apply for office work the level 1 iTQ will enable you to use the basic skills in word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software in Microsoft Office 10. In today’s job market these skills are invaluable to both you and your potential employer. You will gain an OCR Level 1 award in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint, the City and Guilds entry qualification in employability skills.

Want to show potential employers that you have advanced skills in Microsoft Office? Need that qualification to gain work? Come and learn in-depth about Word, Excel and Access. Build on your previous learning and help yourself get the job you always wanted. This course includes the key ICT skills needed to work in an office environment. You will gain an OCR Level 2 certificate in using Word, Excel, Database, and Improving Productivity and gain the City and Guilds level 1 qualification in employability skills.

All learners need to attend an information session before enrolling on a course. These take place on Mondays at 1 pm and 2 pm at the Central Croydon Clocktower.

Please contact us to see when the next assessment session will take place.

To book an appointment please contact us on:

Email:  philip.deakin@croydon.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8726 7777 Extn 50121