Computing training for business

Digital Boost

Our Digital Boost courses are an affordable and convenient way to enhance your computer skills and increase your capability and productivity in the workplace. You can gain basic skills in a range of software programmes or expand on the skills you already have.

Check out the courses and schedule below.

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Courses

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Half-day course

If you have a basic knowledge of Word, this course equip you with lots of useful new skills. Topics include formatting, keyboard shortcuts, basic tables, inserting text and pictures, quick tips and an introduction to SmartArt.

Microsoft Word Long Documents

Half-day course

This course will give you the skills and confidence to work with and manage long documents. You’ll learn how to insert a table of contents or index, work with heading styles and multi-level numbering, insert clipart, charts and figures, headers and footers, and learn quick tips and keyboard shortcuts.

Introduction to Excel

Half-day course

By the end of this course you’ll have the basic knowledge of how to enter and format data into a spreadsheet, add formulas for basic calculations, edit charts and use AutoSum and the fill handle.

Managing Data with Excel

Half-day course

This is a great course if you’re already using Excel regularly but want to gain more knowledge on how to navigate around large spreadsheets easily. It covers freezing rows, splitting data, adding conditional formatting, creating pivot tables and sorting and filtering data.

Publisher

Half-day course

Learn how to produce flyers, newsletters, posters and advertisements using Microsoft Publisher 2016. The course covers layout and design, clipart, fonts, borders, WordArt and editing techniques.

Creating Presentations in PowerPoint

Half-day course

Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to present any information creatively and professionally. The course covers presentations, formatting and organising PowerPoint slides, inserting graphics, tables and charts, the use of SmartArt in presentations and adding hyperlinks to external sources of information.

Outlook

Learn the tools and tips that will help you manage your emails efficiently and get the most out out of using Outlook Calendar to plan and organise meetings and appointments. In this course you’ll learn how to create quick steps and rules for email, create calendar groups, share calendars and apply categories, flags and many other settings.

Excel Advanced Formulas

Take Excel to the next level with more advanced formulas. In this course you’ll learn about absolute references and look at many of the more commonly used financial, logical, math, text and look-up functions available in Excel.

Visio

Learn how to create simple and complex diagrams using Microsoft Visio and its wide variety of built-in shapes, objects and stencils. This course is designed for anyone who’s new to Visio and wants to use it to create basic workflows and perform end-to-end flowcharting. It covers the basic elements of Visio and their use; how to design, modify and manage basic diagrams; how to create workflow diagrams and build organisation charts.

Schedule

CourseFebruaryMarchAprilJuneJuly
Introduction to
Microsoft Word
Tuesday
5 February
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
 Wednesday
3 April
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
Tuesday
11 June
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
 
Microsoft Word
Long Documents
Wednesday
13 February
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
 Thursday
11 April
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
Wednesday
19 June
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
 
Introduction
to Excel
Tuesday
5 February
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
 Wednesday
3 April
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
Thursday
13 June
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
 
Managing Data
in Excel
Tuesday
19 February
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
 Monday
8 April
6pm - 9pm
Room TBC
Tuesday
18 June
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
 
Publisher Wednesday
6 March
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
   Wednesday
3 July
9am - 12pm
Room TBC         
PowerPoint  Wednesday
20 March
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
  Wednesday
24 July
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
OutlookThursday
21 February
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
 Thursday
4 April
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
Wednesday
5 June
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
 
Excel Advanced FormulasWednesday
13 February
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
 Tuesday
9 April
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC
Monday
24 June
6pm - 9pm
Room TBC
 
Visio Thursday
14 March
9am - 12pm
Room TBC
  Wednesday
24 July
1pm - 4pm
Room TBC