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CALAT is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all learners and staff, therefore delivery methods* of courses will be using blended learning techniques complying with government guidelines for social distancing in relation to Covid 19.

This may mean that your course content could be totally online or a combination of both classroom and online delivery. Initial assessments and enrolments will also be online or processed over the telephone using an online payment app. 

*It is important to note, with such a fast moving situation, any delivery may be subject to change and updated in accordance with government guidelines in relation to Covid 19.

Do you want 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 Credit system or to simply be moreconfident with accessing online information.

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

This course will help you to access Google doc online and set up an account. You will also be shown how to create a poster/letter, create a simple spreadsheet and graphs, create a simple PowerPoint presentation and use an email program for working with emails. 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) and 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 understanding 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.

All learners need to book an appointment to attend an online information session before enrolling on a course. All learners will need to set up an account on the CALAT website to book a date and time to attend an online information session.

Email: CALAT-ICT@croydon.gov.uk

Phone: 020 8726 7777 Extn 50121 or 52509