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Digital Skills Courses with a qualification

We offer a wide range of IT and digital skills courses, without a qualification. These courses give opportunities to explore IT, business administration and digital skills before progressing on to a qualification course.

Entry Level Pathway – Digital Skills for Employment

This pathway is for complete beginners or those with basic digital skills who want to build their confidence. You will complete a skills pathway which will allow you to gain an entry level qualification. Over the year, the content includes general computer use, creating basic documents, spreadsheets and presentations as well as Internet and Email. 

Skills for Employment – Level 1 Certificate (IT units)

This pathway will allow you to gain a Level 1 qualification in Employment Skills which includes IT units. You will learn how to use the internet and Outlook proficiently for work, use computers safely and cover a range of Microsoft Office software including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)

This qualification is suitable for learners who are using Microsoft Office at work or are looking for a job which requires office skills. This qualification will allow you to apply knowledge, understanding and skills gained using Microsoft Office to a level required by employers.
NCFE level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace – Business Administration units
Learners can gain practical skills, knowledge and an understanding of administration and office work.  The skills, knowledge and understanding gained will help learners prepare for office work by learning office skills such as preparing for meetings, filing and how to gain employment in the sector.

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Digital skills help

Digital skills are now more essential than ever, as we do more and more everyday activities online.

Oldham Lifelong Learning and @oldham_libraries have been supporting residents in Oldham, to have better access to online services with their digital loan schemes.

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One digital learner borrowed a Chromebook from the library and enroled in the tablet skills course at Oldham Lifelong Learning.

Both his confidence and skills have grown as a result of the course. He has learned online safety and is now using these skills in everyday life.

He has even gone on to buy his own Chromebook and enrol on further digital courses.

If you would like help to develop your digital skills, contact:

Phone: 0161 770 5805 or use the links on this page.

Employment offer

We offer basic workshops for anyone who wants to increase their chances of securing a job. Come along and join one of our workshops to make sure you are in the best position to apply. 
These include:

  • Job application skills
  • CV writing skills
  • Job search skills
  • Explore your Universal Credit account

For further information about these courses please contact Joanne Rosler on