Courses Accordion 2223

With any of our FREE online courses, you will get:

  • Free tutor support 6 days a week online, by phone, email, or live chat.
  • Practical tasks in each course to aid your understanding.
  • A certificate for each course you complete to demonstrate your new skills; for a new employer, to evidence your professional development, or for personal interest.

With funding provided (to those 19 or older as of 31/08/22 and living or working in Lincolnshire) by:

Please browse our courses below:

Beginner’s IT Skills

Beginner’s Word Processing

Learn how to create good-looking documents for either work or personal use and along the way the main features of word processing software. Having an understanding and being able to create professional documents and obtain a certificate can be great for your CV for employers or to show your family.

  • Creating a document and entering text
  • Opening and saving your files
  • Moving and manipulating text
  • Searching for and replacing text
  • Aligning text
  • Changing line spacing and margins
  • Creating headers and footers
  • Creating tables from data
  • Printing your documents.

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.

Beginner’s Presentations

Presentations are a very important element when working in business or when wanting to show any topic in an informative way! Learn the fundamentals of presentations, and how to create efficient engaging messages by using slides, and layout. Obtaining a certificate can be great for your CV for employers or to show family.

  • Creating a presentation
  • Adding slides to your presentation
  • Modify your text
  • Add graphics to your presentation
  • Working with and modifying graphics
  • Moving and copying images
  • Styling text with bullet points and numbers
  • Arranging text
  • Text styles and how to use them effectively
  • Running your presentation.

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.

Beginner’s Spreadsheets

Creating spreadsheets doesn’t mean you need to be a Maths genius! So join us and learn how to create spreadsheets for either work or personal use. Once you’ve figured out the foundations with our help and guidance, it’ll open up new opportunities for your data and you will be able to enter data and perform calculations with the end result being presented in a clear and easily digestible way. Obtaining a certificate can be great for your CV for employers or to show family.

  • Enter text and numbers into cells
  • Save spreadsheets and workbooks
  • Enter formulas using BODMAS
  • Make changes to your data
  • Add, delete, and resize cells
  • Copy data and formulas
  • Sort data by various categories
  • Format numbers appropriately
  • View and print your formula.

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.

Beginner’s IT Complete Course

For those wanting to learn all disciplines in our Beginner’s IT course range, gaining the full completion certificate will allow you to use the certificate to show future employers your competence, put on your CV, use it within your current job role, or impress your family.

  • Beginner’s Wordprocessing
  • Beginner’s Presentations
  • Beginner’s Spreadsheets

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 9 hours.

Advanced IT Skills

Advanced Word Processing (Using Word)

Microsoft Word is a complex software program with hundreds of options and uses. The following course will teach you how to use Microsoft Word to a more professional standard, perfect as a follow-on course from our Beginner’s Word Processing course or if you already have experience in Word. Follow our step-by-step instructions as we produce a course brochure which will be formatted, indexed, and then merged in preparation for a mailshot to be sent. Join us as we create it by using the following principles whilst you gain understanding through practice and gain a certificate to show your current employer, put on your CV, or show your family.

  • Document setup and styles
  • Creating headers and footers
  • Cover and content pages
  • Collaborating with others using track changes and comments
  • Use mail merge to create multiple copies of the same document and send them to different people.

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.

Advanced Presentations (Using PowerPoint)

Microsoft PowerPoint presentations have long been a staple of office and educational environments and for good reason. A solid PowerPoint presentation can be one of the most useful tools in your arsenal when you need to convey an idea, lesson, or message to an audience. Whilst PowerPoint is a complex presentation program with hundreds of options and uses for presenting any information. Follow our step-by-step instructions as we produce a course offer presentation which will be formatted, before adding media to the presentation and in the end voice recording the presentation and then turn the whole recording into an mp4 file ready for distribution. Join us as we create it by using the following principles whilst you gain knowledge and understanding through practice and gain a certificate to show your current employer, put on your CV, or show your family.

  • Format your presentation
  • Import text from another applications into your presentation
  • Customise a PowerPoint design
  • Add media and animations to a presentation
  • How to collaborate with others when creating a presentation
  • Record a presentation ready for distribution.

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.

Advanced Spreadsheets (Using Excel)

In our advanced Microsoft Excel course, we will build on your knowledge and teach you how to construct a clear, concise, and informative expert spreadsheet that can be used in any business, club, or personal use situation. You will be introduced to some of the more complex operations within the program. Follow our step-by-step instructions as we produce a multi-sheet workbook that will be used to record a real-life activity before we look at performing a range of complex analysis actions on the results. Join us as we create it by using the following principles whilst you gain understanding through practice and gain a certificate to show your current employer, put on your CV, or show your family.

  • Worksheet and workbook setup and styles
  • Creating headers and footers
  • Advanced formula and functions including Count, CountIF, and CountA
  • Understand and using Vlookup
  • Introducing pivot tables.
  • Use multiple worksheets in a spreadsheet workbook
  • Use graphs to present your data in a visually appealing way.

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.

Advanced IT Complete Course

For those wanting to learn all disciplines in our Advanced IT course range, gaining the full completion certificate will allow you to use the certificate to show future employers your competence, put on your CV, use it within your current job role, or impress your family.

  • Advanced Word Processing (using Word)
  • Advanced Presentations (using PowerPoint)
  • Advanced Spreadsheets (using Excel).

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 9 hours.

Work and Life Skills

Skills For Work

Improve your performance at work in your current role or learn the key skills needed at work to gain a job or change career. Learn time management skills to really organise your life both at work and at home, review your communication skills you have and make changes to become an even more effective communicator, take time to look at body language and make small changes to really make a difference day to day, know how to work within a team, what kind of team player you are and how to lead a team and then learn techniques that will allow you to understand and become better in your everyday life and learn to improve your mindfulness in the workplace by looking at yourself and the others around you and the interactions you have.

  • Time managament principles. and practise
  • Communication skills review, change and practice
  • Body language review, learn, reflect and change
  • Team work and team leading, review, learn, practice and change
  • Mindfulness in the workplace, review, learn and practice.

Including exercises to practice your new skills and aid understanding.

This course will take 12 hours.

Support for Job Seekers

Job Seeking Skills

We can help you find to focus your efforts on finding the perfect job by looking at your current skills and job wishes and then showing your where to start and what to look for. We will then show you how to create an attractive and informative CV, which will be used to persuade an employer or manager to give you an interview along with an effective cover letter to engage the employer’s attention. We will even help you review, create or amend your CV with you if you need. From here we can guide you with the interview skills you will need and also how to accept your new job or role in a professional manner that will leave the employer desperate for you to start.

  • Optimising your job searching
  • Hints, tips, and tricks for job searching
  • The ‘modern CV’ and variations thereof
  • A review of your current CV including changes or help with creation
  • Help with cover letters and job applications including how and what to write
  • Now you have securred your interview lets make it one to remember
  • Learn what you should do in preparation for your interview
  • The interview itself, and what to do before and after
  • What happens if you are successful or unsuccessful at the interview.

Including tasks and exercises to make every step of the process a success, including we will review your CV and help make changes for the better if required.

This course will take 10 hours.

Job Sector Introduction Courses

An Introduction to Self-Employment and Business Startup

Interested in working for yourself or creating a company? Learn the fundamentals of self-employment and starting up your own business. Find out what’s involved in getting started and what’s needed to make it work, with support from our business owners who started the business in 2002 and are still here, sharing their knowledge in the course!

  • Is working for yourself the right idea?
  • Observe your business ideas
  • Planning the business itself
  • Register yourself and your business
  • The records you need to keep
  • Ready, set, go – good luck.

Including tasks and exercises to stimulate your thought and business ideas and to reinforce your learning.

This course will take 3 hours.

An Introduction to Working in an Office

Whilst the mood, atmosphere, and work ethic of an office can change from place to place, with this course, we will teach you the fundamentals that are essential for every work office environment. This course will get you prepared for your future office role and also give you a certificate to put onto your CV and show your future employer you are applying to that you are serious and committed to getting the position.

  • A rundown of what to expect working in a new office
  • Understanding the positions on offer
  • The skills you may need to work there.

Including tasks and exercises to reinforce your learning and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.

Introduction to Working as a Teaching Assistant

Whether you’re looking to find a permanent position as a teaching assistant, or use it as a stepping stone towards a full-time position in the education sector, our course will give you all the tips you need to stand out from the crowd and give you the best chance of securing your goal. Being a teaching assistant is a key role within schools and this course will give you the basic knowledge needed and also give you a certificate to put onto your CV and show your future employer you are applying to that you are serious and committed to getting the position.

  • Why should you choose a career as a teaching assistant?
  • The skills, qualifications, and experience you need
  • A day in the life of a teaching assistant
  • How to discover vacancies
  • Career progression
  • What needs to go on your CV.

Including tasks and exercises to reinforce your learning and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.

Introduction to Working in Social Care

Whether you’re looking to find a part-time position in social care, or use it as a stepping stone towards a full-time position in the care sector, our course will give you all the tips you need to stand out from the crowd and give you the best chance of securing your goal. Working in social care is very rewarding, and this course will give you the basic knowledge needed and also give you a certificate to put onto your CV and show your future employer you are applying to that you are serious and committed to getting the position.

  • Why should you choose a career in social care?
  • The skills, qualifications, and experience you need
  • A day in the life of a carer
  • How to discover vacancies
  • Career progression
  • What needs to go on your CV.

Including tasks and exercises to reinforce your learning and aid understanding.

This course will take 3 hours.