Basic Computer Courses in London

We run regular courses for people who have very little or no knowledge of computing, or those who wish to update their computer skills.

The basic computer courses are run at our central London location, in picturesque Bloomsbury Square.

What is taught on our basic computer courses?

Windows 7,10 Microsoft Word: Lesson 1

Basically, this part of our basic computer courses teach you how to control the computer. Moving, Restoring, Maximizing windows etc.

Word-Processing. Whether you want to write letters, create flyers and posters or even tackle your first novel, Microsoft Word is the program you need to get to grips with.

For those with some prior knowledge of Word, it is usually the case that topics such as setting margins tabs and paragraph indents are still of interest and they find it useful even to go over the very basic things. (It is still surprising how experienced users may not be aware of the difference between the delete and the backspace delete keys!)

Microsoft Word cont'd & Windows Explorer: Lesson 2

Whereas in the past it may have been necessary to spend more time on basic skills, it is found that these days, more than likely we are able to cover topics such as Macros, Templates and Mail Merge.

Windows Explorer and the equivalent in Windows 7: Creating folders. Deleting files. Restoring files. Moving files about. Generally organizing your documents and files.

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet: Lesson 3

Microsoft Excel is basically used for arithmetic calculations but with a difference - formulas are embedded in the spreadsheet. These can be reused. These formuals can be applied to your weekly spending, household budget or even mortgage repayments.Excel is probably the friendliest package of all.

Editing. Moving around the sheet. Series. Formatting. Formulas. Absolute Reference. Charts.

Microsoft Access Database: Lesson 4

Essentially for storing names and addresses. Making a Table, Form, Query and Report. Often in an office situation, it would be required to simply use a Form to enter data but his Access course teaches how to design such things from scratch in the first place.

PowerPoint : Internet/email: Lesson 5

PowerPoint is used for making brochures/flyers and presentations containing tables, pictures and graphs. Word Art, Clip Art. Animation. PowerPoint can also be very straightforward - once the difference between a new slide and a new presentation is realized!

Internet/Email: What is an ISP. What is a URL. Web Searching. Email Attaching, Replying, Forwarding. Web Publishing. Once again, it is increasingly the case that people do have a little experience with the web and email and correspondingly the course has adapted to provide an introduction to making your own web and get a name for yourself!

Please note that there may be some modification of the allocation of the topics for lessons 4 & 5 depending on class requirement.

Who are our basic computer courses for?

For those needing to aquire office skills, businessmen and women, graduates looking for jobs or people in between jobs - anyone who needs new skills. Age range: 8 to 80 (so far!)

How many in a group?

Maximum of 10.

How long are the basic computer courses?

Daytime schedule : usually 10am to 1pm for one week.

Evening schedule : 6.30pm to 9.00pm, Mondays (but this may be another night by consensus).

Class duration is 3 hours (2 1/2 hrs evening) with a short break.) This is fairly intensive with everybody "pressing the same key at the same time".
It is absolutley imperative that you are able to practise what you have learned in the lesson - before the next lesson. This would usually able to be done at home/office. Please enquire of the trainer as to what you would need to have on your own computer.

Do I get sent off to a corner with a computer and a book / audio program and asked to get on with it?

NO!

Do I get almost constant individual attention? (Which I need if I know nothing about computers)

YES.

What standard will I achieve?

Although the course starts from a very elementary level, it
is quite surprising how much can be covered. The level achieved in Windows and word-processing for example is "proficient";.

Do I get printed notes?

Yes. A very simplified and much acclaimed colourful manual which we have developed.

Do I get confirmation after successfully taking the course?

Yes. A college certificate is issued.

Would it be useful to include this on my curriculum vitae?

Yes, it is very impressive to an employer if you can state for example that you can use the latest version of Word or Excel.

Will I learn the difference between a hard disk and a flash drive?

Yes. Along with a lot of other things you need to know about the computer itself. This is particularly useful if you are about to buy a computer.

Can I seek assistance even when the course is completed?

Yes.

Are you sure I can do it?

We can guarantee that anyone can achieve a level of competence. This guarantee is based upon having no-one to date who could not cope - despite an almost universal apprehension before starting.

 

Start times

Prices

Daytime Course

£325

Evening Course

£325

 

 

0207 402 8098

mobile: 07956 390909

info@kensingtoncollege.co.uk




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