CALAT Croydon Adult Learning and Training

Digital Skills

Overview

CALAT ICT department offers a range of courses from beginner to Level 2, whether you’re looking to gain skills for employment or to simply be more confident with accessing and navigating information online.

Courses take place in CALAT digital skills suites where you will have the support of a qualified digital skills trainer to guide you through your learning in a safe and friendly environment.  

Most ICT courses CALAT offers are OCN-accredited and recognised by employers.

New for 2021/22 – OCN Essential Digital Skills qualifications are offered at entry level and level 1 – these courses are free to all learners who do not have a qualification in digital skills including those in employment.

Courses

We offer:

To book a place on any of these taster sessions you can:

Top Tips for safe searching on the web – 16 August / 13.00 – 14.30

  • gain confidence in your digital skills
  • learn how to safely navigate the web
  • tips to streamline your web searches

Top Tips for writing a professional email and attaching files – 16 August or 24 August / 11.00 – 12.30

  • learn how to construct a good email
  • what do employers want to see in an email?
  • tips on appropriate language for use in emails

Top tips for creating a home budget in Excel – 17 August / 11.00 – 12.30

  • see how you can use Excel to keep track of your money
  • look at how a budget works
  • learn how using Excel formulas can make budgeting easier 

How use Excel as a database – Sorting and Filtering – 17 August / 13.00 – 14.30

  • see how Excel can help you store, select and search for your information

Top Tips for working with tables in Word – 18 August / 11.00 – 12.30

  • learn how to use a table in Word
  • create columns and rows
  • apply formatting to a table and it’s contents

Be creative with PowerPoint – videos and pictures – 18 August / 13.00 – 14.30

  • tips to adding those special touches to your presentation
  • add videos and pictures
  • watch your presentation come to life

Top tips for creating graphs and charts in Excel – 19 August / 11.00 – 12.30

  • learn about the different types of graphs and charts available
  • use the wizard to help create your graphs and charts
  • title and label your graphs and charts

How to use a Macro in Excel – 19 August / 13.00 – 14.30

  • learn what a Macro is
  • learn how to automate frequent tasks performed in Excel
  • record and play a macro 

How to use a template to create a CV in Word – 23 August or 25 August / 11.00 – 12.30 

  • get some tips and ideas on how to present your CV
  • see the templates available for you to use
  • discuss what information should be included in your CV

Top Tips for working with tables and pictures in Word – 26 August / 11.00 – 12.30

  • learn how to create and insert tables into a Word document
  • apply formatting to your table
  • insert and manipulate images in your document

This course is for those with no digital skills and will help you to:

  • learn the basics of using a mouse and keyboard
  • understand how to navigate the internet
  • send and receive emails
  • take part in a video conference call (Zoom)

This course is for those with basic digital skills or have completed a pre-entry course and will help you to:

  • learn about communicating digitally
  • learn how to use digital devices and handle information
  • understand how to create and edit information
  • carry out online transactions
  • remain safe and responsible whilst online

This course is for those with good digital skills or have completed an Entry 3 course and will help you to:

  • learn about communicating digitally
  • learn how to use digital devices and handle information
  • understand how to create and edit information
  • carry out online transactions
  • remain safe and responsible whilst online

This course is for those who have good word processing skills or who have completed an Entry 1 course and will help you to:

  • use Microsoft Word to create and edit documents
  • use Microsoft Excel to work with formulae, sort and filter and create graphs
  • use Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations and use animations and transitions 

Learners will also complete a Level 1 employability award.

Dates and locations

There are multiple options on offer:

  • different venues across the borough, as well as online
  • course duration from 6 to 12 weeks
  • courses run during the day throughout the week (Monday – Friday)

How to apply

You will need to book an appointment to attend an information session at our  Croydon Clocktower centre before enrolling.

Contact us to book your session: