Essential Digital Skills [Sorry Full, Click Enquire to Register Your Interest]



This is ideal for those who currently have low digital skills but have the desire to learn new skills and build confidence so that future challenges can be attempted. Over the eight sessions you will explore Microsoft Word to create documents and apply different text styles and sizes as well as inserting images, saving and printing your work. Create and name folders to store different files (i.e images/documents) so they can easily be located. Understand the fundamentals of Excel, including the layout, entering data and sorting.  Use the internet to find and use information and communication applications to send messages and attachment for social and professional use.

Please note you will be expected to complete some course paper to reflect and record your progress. Due to the funding, this course is for residents of Hertfordshire only, if you have any questions please contact ACL on 01727 737154 or email


Am I right for the course?

This course is for all learners 19 years old or over. This is a tutor lead course aimed at complete beginners who have basic mouse and keyboard skills and want to gain confidence and experience in using a pc and popular applications.

Demonstration, class discussion, one-to-one feedback, exercises, question and answers.

Materials learners need to provide: None

You will be taught by experienced and sympathetic tutors. If you have any problems regarding the course please don’t hesitate to speak to the tutor.

What Next?

Additional ICT course at college and in the community. Please contact ACL on 01727 737154 or email

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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