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Digital Photography

Course Duration: 6 x 2 hour classes

Course Summary: An introduction to digital photography covering the basic knowledge of how to use your camera and use your computer to enhance and manipulate your images.

Entry Requirements: None


Course Details: Using your camera 

                           Using your computer




Progression Routes:

Are available to a wide variety of courses including
CLAiT, ECDL Essentials, and Desk Top Publishing.

Course Commences   Wednesday 27th February 2019  -  9.45am - 11.45am

6 weeks



IT For Job Search

The course will use a variety of IT tools and applications, including MS Office, Internet searching; social media, etc., to get advice on the various stages of job hunting from best methods of writing an effective CV and covering letter; research on how to improve interview techniques; finding advertised job vacancies etc.

Finding advertised jobs

• Where to find job adverts:
Recruitment agencies
Job centres
National Careers Service

Networking to find a job

• How to Network using the computer

Make lists of people you know, their jobs/positions and who they know
Make lists of your networks – family, friends, acquaintances, referees.

Write an effective CV and Covering letter

Find out what to include on CV – what to leave in and leave out.
Research sample personal profiles (like an advert which summarises your skills and qualities, work backgrounds and achievements, etc).
Using CV Templates
Help and advice on creating a professional and easy to read CV
Help and advice on creating a good covering letter in support of your CV.

Interview Advice

Research the most common type of interview
Get help in preparing in for interview
Research and make lists of common interview questions

Course Commences - Wednesday 9th January 2019 - 12.30pm-2.30pm

Using Your Smart Phone

This course is aimed at those who are new to smartphones or those who simply want to get more from their smartphone

What’s covered?
• Getting started with your Smartphone
• Using the touchscreen / keyboard
• Browsing the Internet

• Messaging using ‘Whatsapp’
• Using the camera
• Apps for the smartphone
• General Settings

Course commences  Wednesday 9th January 2019 - 9.45am - 11.45am

6 weeks

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Digital Photography Progression

Course Duration: 6 x 2 hour classes

Course Summary

This course is designed for students who have attended an Introduction to Digital Photography course. Building on the introductory course you will explore the workings of your camera and look at developing more creativity by using the manual functions on your camera and exploring different styles of imagery.

Entry Requirements

Knowledge of using a digital camera.

Progression Routes

Desktop Publishing, Web Design

Course Commences Wednesday 27th February 2019 - 9.45am - 11.45am

6 Weeks


Introduction to Computers

Course Duration: 6 x 2 hour classes

It is assumed that students are new to computers with little or no previous experience.

You will learn how to start your computer, shut down and make use of your computer; open programs, save files and print.  Some light word-processing and an introduction to using the internet and email.

  • We will start the course by identifying parts of the computer you need to know.
  • Discuss the areas of screen (desktop) when you turn on the computer
  • Show you how to use a mouse; clicking, left-click, right-click, pointing, clicking and double-clicking.
  • Identify various keys on keyboard
  • Control windows on a screen: maximise, minimise and close.
  • Open, close and save a file.
  • Create short documents using word processor: save and print the document.
  • An introduction to searching the internet and social media
  • A basic guide to using email.
  • Turning your computer off safely

Course commences  - Tuesday 8th January 2019 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm

12 weeks

Sage Accounts Level 1

Course Duration: 13 x 2 hour classes.

Course Summary:
This course is aimed at students who are new to the skill and knowledge required for computerised accounts. It is suitable for those studying in preparation for employment and those already in employment who wish to develop their knowledge of underlying principles and practice.
No previous knowledge of Sage accounting software is needed.

Course Details:
This course focuses on the following two units:

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Computerised Payroll Level 1

Course duration: 13 x 2 hour classes

Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for the Level 1 Award in Payroll.  However, it is recommended that prospective candidates will already have basic skills in numeracy, literacy and IT prior to embarking on a course of study for this qualification.

  • Payroll record keeping and processing, providing the necessary skills to record financial payroll transactions
  • Carry out a range of basic day-to-day payroll routines and activities including the calculation and processing of pay data
  • Assess the implications of maintaining accuracy when performing any practical payroll tasks
  • Understand the importance of security and confidentiality in performing any payroll task

Progression Routes  Participants may progress to the IAB Level 2 Award in Practical Payroll and IAB Level 2 Award in Computerised Payroll, on successful completion of this qualification.

Course Commences Monday 7th January 2019 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm

13 Weeks

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