Approx 3-5 Days
Starts October then ongoing. Enquire for details.
Thanks to UNITE this course is free of charge.

Developing Basic IT Skills - Pre Employment Course

Is this the course for me?

Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, this course will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work.

What will I do on the course?

You will work using a wide selection of activities and materials such as CDs, DVDs, and computers to help you learn. You will also have individual help when needed from your tutor to keep you on track.

What will I learn?

The course covers units that include: Describing the importance of computers in today's world, describe how computers are used at home, identify the benefits of using the Internet, identify the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, describe the mouse and its types, explain how to hold the mouse correctly, Perform the click functions of the mouse, use of the keyboard etc.

How will I benefit?

This course is unique as it is sponsored by Unite the Union. Unites community membership scheme brings together people from across all our society.

Those not in employment are welcomed into the union family, adding another dimension to our strength in thousands of workplaces across the UK. For just 50p a week the benefits open to you include:

  • Free Legal Advice
  • Hardship grants
  • Personal injury claims advice
  • Welfare benefits check-up
  • Free Will service
  • Free £5k personal & fatal accident cover
  • Debt counselling
  • Vision express discount vouchers

Plus much more...
Call the Community membership information line - 0333 240 9798

Click the “Apply” button or call to enrol on this course

Do I need any qualifications beforehand?

None are required other than a reasonable standard of English.

What can I do next?

If you added this to other qualifications you are able to take at no charge you can really increase your chances of landing a dream job. Your confidence will soar and help you break down barriers to learning, job hunting or promotion and pave the way for a better life. When in employment you can progress onto a level 2, or try out some of the other unemployment courses to get your skills soaring.