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Basic Information Technology (IT) Skills

llThis course will help you to develop transferable IT skills and will stimulate your interest and enjoyment in IT.

Improving your IT skills can also lead to a better job or to further study like apprenticeships or QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) awards.




The sessions are:


Get switched on!

A fun introduction to computers to build your confidence – from the ‘on button’ to ‘surfing the net’


Say ‘hello’ to the world wide web

Use the internet to apply for a job, buy goods online, pay for a holiday and learn how to protect yourself and your computer from viruses


Be computer-creative (without glue, scissors or sticky-back plastic)

Create a professional and artistic look for your online documents by using Word or Publisher for leaflets, invitations, letters etc.


Spread the word

Use PowerPoint to create successful presentations


Organise stuff easily and electronically

Learn how to manage finances, bills, timetables and household expenses with easy spreadsheets, timetables and schedules using Excel

Duration: Five 2.5 hour sessions

Lead tutors: Bury Adult Learning Service

“Feel I have gained much more confidence so have definitely achieved my goals.”

Dates, Times and Venues

16, 23, 30 January, 6 & 13 February 2020 - 1.30 to 4pm
Dicken’s Suite, Ivy House, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL


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