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York Learning

Computers & Digital Technologies

It is hard to keep up with the latest in digital technologies but we can help.

We have a variety of courses, classes and workshops to help you to update your computing skills whether it’s for work, to gain or improve your skills or a leisure interest. Our computing classes are available in different formats from flexible learning to classroom based or distance learning. Sessions take place in our welcoming computer suites with current software as well as a variety of computer spaces in our local schools in the evenings. We recognise that most people’s lives are now increasingly busy and studying the same time every week is very difficult, so we have four flexible learning centres which have a variety of opening times through the week which you can access your course through and we also have some courses available via distance learning such as SAGE, Social Media and Business Administration.

Improve your work skills with employer recognised qualifications such as ECDL, CLAIT, Digital Skills, Functional Skills, SAGE Bookkeeping\Payroll and Business Administration. To improve day to day digital skills we offer opportunities for you to explore the internet, communicate online, iPads, Photoshop, get blogging, and design a website.

All of our learners receive a free one to one personalised assessment where we will help you find a course at the right level.

The businesses courses we offer have all been selected to help enable better employment prospects. They all involve an element of computing and will enable you to gain skills that will help you to gain employment and enhance your future career.

Advanced level courses in ECDL, Bookkeeping and Legal Secretary are accessible with Advanced Learner Loans available to help you cover the costs.

Taught classes are offered in a variety of venues across the city where you will be studying with other learners at a similar level.
Flexible Learning Centres are perfect for those of you who find it difficult to do your learning at the same time and day every week. We have three centres around the city with a variety of time slots to suit you.
Distance Learning Courses can be studied from home. Learn at your own pace with online support. Generally these courses are not suitable for beginners.

Flexible Learning Centres

York Explore Library

Mon – 9:30am – 11:30am
Tue – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Tue – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Thu – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Acomb Library

Mon – 9:30am – 11:30am
Thu – 9:30am – 11:30am
Sat – 9:30am – 11:00am

Clifton Library

Tue – 9:30am – 11:30am
Thu – 9:30am – 11:30am
Thu – 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Winterscale House

Wed – 2:30 – 4:30pm

Flexible Learning Courses

Computing for Beginners

Computing for Beginners – Digital Skills for Home
A course which introduces many digital skills where you choose the units you want to do, including email, internet, photos and audio.

Computing for Beginners – Digital Skills for Work
An accredited course which introduces a range of basic skills, perfect for the beginner wanting to gain knowledge of the digital world.

Computing for Beginners – Word and Internet
A slow and gentle introduction to Microsoft Word and accessing the Internet

Computing for Improvers

Computing for Improvers – Building on Skills
Pull together the computer skills you have learnt and apply them to a business based project using a variety of MS Office applications.

ICT Office Skills – ECDL Level 1
A recognised qualification introducing you to the Microsoft Suite of Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Job Skills

Editing Websites – Skills for Work

IT Office Skills (IT Functional Skills) Levels 1 or 2
Gain a recognised qualification (essential for some apprenticeship programs) using MS Office applications on work based assignments.

ECDL (ITQ) Level 1
Gain an industry recognised qualification with IT Fundamentals, User Security and Email & Internet use.

ECDL (ITQ) Level 2
Using MS Office applications extend your computer skills by gaining an industry standard qualification recognised by employers.

Further Improvers and Advanced

ECDL Advanced Level 3 – Individual Unit
Choose one of the following: Word, Excel, Access or Powerpoint, to gain an advanced unit qualification.

Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced)
Be an Expert at Microsoft Office and gain this Level 3 qualification. 24+ Advanced Learning Loan funding available.

Bitesize Courses

A range of short courses aimed at beginners/improvers to help you learn new skills or brush up on old ones. They are free and usually only take 2 hours to complete.

Create a Simple Presentation

Create a Table in Word

Email Attachments

Email Photos

Filling in Online Forms

Mail Merge

Memory Sticks and how to use them

Create a Simple Accounts Spreadsheet