CALAT Croydon Adult Learning and Training

Digital Skills


CALAT ICT department offers a range of courses, whether you’re looking to gain skills for employment, want to be able to access the Universal Credit system or to simply be more confident with accessing online information.

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


We offer:

This course will help you to:

  • access Google documents online
  • set up an account
  • create a poster or letter
  • create a simple spreadsheet and graphs
  • create a simple PowerPoint presentation
  • use an email program

You will gain two Open College Network units in Personal Productivity and Digital Content Creation.

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:

  • search for information online
  • set up an email account (send and receive emails) 
  • understand how video conferencing works online

There is no formal qualification gained at the end of the course but your learner journey is assessed through a personal learning plan that logs your journey from start to finish. This is completed by the learner and tutor.

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 OCN Level 1 award in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint, the City and Guilds entry qualification in employability skills.

Need a qualification to get work? Come and learn in-depth about Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 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 OCN Level 2 certificate in using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Improving Productivity and gain the City and Guilds level 1 qualification in employability skills.

This is a short course for learners who have used Excel before and understand how to work in a spreadsheet environment. The course will look at how to create a simple home budget and use formulae including a macro to automate how you work in Excel.

You will gain an Open College Network unit in Automation within Spreadsheets.

Dates and locations

There are multiple options on offer:

  • different venues across the borough, as well as online
  • course duration from 10 to 31 weeks
  • at times to suit you – day, evening and weekends

How to apply

You will need to book an appointment to attend an online information session before enrolling.

Contact us to book your session: