Computing for free courses

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Computing for Free courses (Assessed)

Computing for Free is a self-paced learning programme for anyone who wants to gain formal computer skills for employment, or learn the basics of computing and Microsoft software. The timetables for these Computing for Free courses are designed to be flexible enough to fit around life's other commitments. Class times are scheduled two-hourly - you can choose the sessions that suit you, and change them weekly depending on your other commitments.

The full timetables for each location can be found here

Explore the list of programmes and courses below. 

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Computing for Free courses (Non-assessed)

Completing a non-assessed course will give you the confidence that you need to transfer to the National Certificate in Computing Level 3.

Access for Beginners

Code Duration Description
CFDB110 30 hours

Develop your skills using Microsoft Access 2013. Understand the basic concepts of database design with a simple flat file database. Cover commands such as establishing database fields, creating, formatting and editing records, search for and selecting specific records, sorting records and printing out results.

Access Enhanced

Code Duration Description
CFDB310 34 hours

Enhance your knowledge and build your skills in Microsoft Access 2013. Learn; forms, reports, advanced queries, import data from an external source, create user instructions. We recommend you have completed Access for Beginners or have the equivalent knowledge

Computing Basics

Code Duration Description
CFCB110 40 hours This Computing Basics course introduces you to your computer, starting with: turning it on and off correctly; using a mouse and keyboard; main Windows features; software and hardware; create, save and print files; file management; keyboarding; create, send, receive and print emails: as well as send and receive attachments via email.

Computing Basics DT

Code Duration Description
CFDT110 50 hours

This course provides beginner computer users with the basics in the use of hardware and software components, file management, keyboarding, internet and email, and to apply the knowledge and skills learned to explore and navigate the Driving Tests website to practice and prepare for their driving test in a supported learning environment.

Excel for Beginners

Code Duration Description
CFSP110 40 hours

Develop your skills using the spreadsheet application package Microsoft Excel 2013. Produce simple spreadsheet files by learning to enter, edit, format, calculate and produce charts from your data.

Excel Enhanced

Code Duration Description
CFSP310 32 hours

Enhance your knowledge and build your skills in Excel. Learn functions such as absolute cell referencing, IF statements, PMT statements, charts, data integrity and macros. We recommend you have completed Excel for Beginners or have the equivalent knowledge.

Keyboarding for Beginners

Code Duration Description
CFKY110 24 hours

Learn how to use the keyboard correctly and develop your touch-typing technique. Alpha-numeric, symbols, and special characters.

Powerpoint for Beginners

Code Duration Description
CFPP110 20 hours

Develop your skills in PowerPoint to plan, design, create and deliver a presentation.

Publisher for Beginners

Code Duration Description
CFDK110 40 hours

Develop your skills using Microsoft Publisher 2013 to produce published documents such as flyers, leaflets, newsletters, posters, muneus and advertisements for business and home use. This course covers such elements as layout and design, clipart, fonts, borders, WordArt and editing techniques. .

Web Design for Beginners

Code Duration Description
CFWB110 40 hours

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to create and enhance the presentation of a single web page, create text for a homepage and add links to a web page using Microsoft Expression Web.

Word for Beginners

Code Duration Description
CFWP110 40 hours

Develop your skills using the word processing application package Microsoft Word 2013. Enter, edit and format text to produce professional-looking Word documents; preview and print word processing files.

Word Enhanced

Code Duration Description
CFWP310 48 hours

Enhance your knowledge and build your skills in Microsoft Word. Learn; mail merge; templates, headers and footers, boxes and borders, sorting and tables. we recommend you have completed Word for Beginners or have the equivalent knowledge.