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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students can progress to other computing courses held at the college. Please browse the website for details.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course. This course is suitable for home computer users who wish to improve their computer skills in order to communicate by letter and email and search the internet.

What does this programme involve?

This course is designed to progress your basic computing skills and increase your confidence to ensure you feel competent and able to use a computer to search the internet, manage an email account and produce basic documents.

You will build on the knowledge already learned either from previous experience or from attending the beginners course. You will become more confident when using your home P.C.

Continuing Computing Very Gently will allow you to develop your skills using Microsoft Word. You will learn:

- How to add pictures and shapes, using Clipart and images downloaded from the internet
- How to incorporate flow charts and graphs into your documents

You will also learn how to download pictures from a camera and use these images to create cards, invitation, etc using Microsoft Publisher.

You will be introduced to Microsoft Excel and learn how to set up simple spreadsheets.

A College Certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The sessions are delivered in an informal, friendly environment and the programme is taught using a range of demonstrations and discussion. Handouts are provided to assist you further and to encourage you to practice your new skills at home or in the office.

Within the sessions you will be encouraged to discuss your concerns, and solutions will be sought to meet your individual needs.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a pen and paper/notepad to the class.

Additional costs are unlikely but the tutor will advise.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C945C Eastleigh College 2/5/2019 Thu 10:00 – 12:00 7 £105.00 £105.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

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