CALAT Digital Skills 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 digital skills courses CALAT offers are OCN-accredited and recognised by employers.
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.
We also run a range of short non accredited courses, on which you can learn the basic skills to effectively use computers and the digital skills that are needed for life and work, without having to take a formal exam. Those courses are FREE if you are on a low income or claiming benefits.
This 3-weeks course is suitable for those who never used computers before and would like to learn the foundations skills that would enable them to progress to further studies. You will learn how to:
Enrol on this 9 week course to develop your basic digital skills and learn how to:
This 9 week Entry 3 level course is suitable for those who have basic keyboard and file management skills (or completed our Digital Skills for Life and Work – Beginners course) and want to be able to use their ICT devices confidently and safely and learn how to use Google Docs, which is a popular and free online word processor that is similar to Microsoft Word.
At the end of the course the learners will be able to:
This 7 week course in basic Excel is suitable for those who have basic keyboard and file management skills (or completed our Digital Skills for Life and Work – Beginners course), who want to learn how to use Excel for the office or to keep track of their personal finances. At the end of the course the learners will be able to:
This course is for confident users of Excel, who are able to create formulas, charts and filter and sort data. It is designed for individuals who want to acquire essential skills for data analysis and reporting. These skills are in demand when looking for work. At the end of the course the learners will be able to:
This 4 week introductory Power Point course is suitable for those who have basic keyboard and file management skills (or completed our Digital Skills for Life and Work – Beginners course), who want to learn how to use the most essential features of PowerPoint, in order to create an attractive and effective presentation. At the end of the course the learners will be able to:
This course is for those with basic digital skills or have completed a pre-entry course and will help you to:
This course is for those with good digital skills or have completed an Entry 3 course and will help you to:
This course is for those who have good word processing skills or who have completed an Entry 1 course and will help you to:
Learners will also complete a Level 1 employability award.
This course will help you transition from sending emails with attachments to sharing and managing files. You will become confident in the principles of cloud use specifically using Google Drive and sharing documents, spreadsheets and forms. You will learn the different ways of sharing documents, how to co-edit them, manage your files and maintain security. You will also focus on how to use Google Forms to collate data. Finally, you will work on how to work across different devices. At the end of the course you will be able to:
There are multiple options on offer:
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: