If our one-to-one sessions are not what you are looking for or you are after a more advanced course, there are various IT courses available throughout Shropshire, below details of beginners and follow on courses.
Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin
Computer Training for Absolute Beginners. Courses held in Telford (Ketley and Hadley), Shrewsbury (town centre, Castlefields and Meole Brace) and Ludlow. Small daytime classes of four students. The cost is £14 for a course of four two hour classes. To find out more please call 01743 233 123 (extension 225).
Whitchurch – Beechtree Centre
Beginners IT courses, Next course starts 10th April 2013 and costs £36 for six sessions held on Wednesday afternoons which includes tea or coffee. To book a place call 01948 666612.
The Centre also offers IT courses for those just looking to refresh their IT skills or focus on a paticular subject such as how to use Ebay, construct a family tree or word processing. You can view all course information by clicking here.
Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology
COURSE VENUES: Main Campus London Road - Shrewsbury SY2 6PR, Radbrook Campus Radbrook Road – Shrewsbury SY3 9BL, Belvidere Secondary School Crowmere Road – Shrewsbury SY2 5LA, Church Stretton School Shrewsbury Road – Church Stretton SY6 6EX, Telford Construction Centre Stafford Park 6 – Telford TF3 3BQ
Introduction to Computing. Ten week course, various locations, approx £85, for anyone with little or no experience with computers wishing to gain an introduction of how to use a computer to a level where you are confident to do things yourself and even want to go on to a further computing course. You will cover: Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word, internet and email.
For more information call their Course Information Team on 01743 342333 or visit www.shrewsbury.ac.uk
Also via distance learning they offer ECDL/ITQ (European Computer Driving Licence). ECDL is an internationally-recognised series of qualifications for people who need to demonstrate to potential employers their competence in the key concepts of computing, or who simply require a solid foundation of computing skills upon which to build their future IT experience. ECDL is available at three levels: ECDL Essentials (Level 1), ECDL Extra (Level 2 – equivalent a GCSE at grade A* – C) and ECDL Advanced (Level 3 – equivalent to an A-Level); each of these is offered as a separate course and qualification.
You can enrol on an ECDL at almost anytime throughout the year. Contact the Distance Learning Team (01743 342355, firstname.lastname@example.org) for information or if you wish to make an enrolment appointment.
The college also runs courses on digital photography, spreadsheets, mail merge and powerpoint.
Shropshire Council Adult and Community Education
Venues, Bridgnorth Library, Brosely Library, Gateway Education & Arts Centre, The Lantern – Sundorne
First Steps with a Computer, a 1 day course costing £27. This course is aimed at those ’terrified’ at the thought of using a computer? Or perhaps those who had a go but got nowhere. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere you can learn the basics at your own pace. Suitable for those with very little or no knowledge of computers. The course covers switching on/off, mouse and keyboard skills and simple document management and wordpad skills. For information call 01743 355159/361120.
Internet and email (Includes accredited qualification), a 2 day course, cost £54. This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make the most of the possibilities offered by Internet and email; the course will also introduce you to the subject of esafety and offer some practical and useful tips for to use online services safely and securely. There will be lots of “hands on” activities using Internet Explorer and a web based email account of your choice. This is for new or nearly new internet and email users. Some basic computer skills (keyboard and basic word processing skills) are of benefit. For more information call 01743 355159/361120
They also offer Computer Housekeeping, Digital Photography, File management, Wordprocessing, eBay, Excel and specific Getting Back to Work – IT Courses. For information call 01743 355159/361120.
Walford and North Shropshire College
Courses such as BBC “First Click” – Absolute Beginners IT, IT Returners, Computing For All, Internet & Email For Beginners, are run in various locations: Oswestry Campus (Central enquiries line 01691 688000), The Shipley Campus and Walford Campus. Some courses are also held in Market Drayton, Wem, Ellesmere and Whitchurch.
For detailed course information visit http://courses.wnsc.ac.uk
They also run IT SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT, call 01691 688 073 for further info and courses my be free.
Other IT related courses include NEW ECDL Level 2 Extra (Spreadsheets, Word Processing, PowerPoint), NEW OCR Level 2 Text Processing Certificate, Intro to PowerPoint, Excel & Further Word Processing, Keyboarding – Touch Typing, Buying & Selling On eBay
Bishops castle- Enterprise House
Enterprise House has been operating a drop – in IT Centre since 1996. In the last 10 years, they have trained and supported over 2,000 new computer users.
Throughout the year they offer an 8 session course for those keen to learn the basics on how to use a computer, which costs £40.
For further information on Enterprise House you can view their website by clicking here. Alternatively you can phone their office on 01588 638038
Ludlow- Ludlow College
Ludlow College has recently invested more than £500,000 in improving and developing new and existing facilities.
They offer a wide range of computer courses. The next courses relevant for begininers are:
- Introduction to Computing (£100) – This is a ten week course for 1st time computer users.
- Internet and Email (£30) – This is a one day course and some experience with the Internet is necessary, you will need to have your own email account.
To book on these courses please call the College Admissions Team on 01584 872846. Further information on the above courses can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/y4cHWd