Basic Computer Skills / Digital Skills / Basic Applications

Course Duration is 1 Day

£655.00 Plus VAT (per person)

Have more than 2 delegates? Talk to us about our closed group courses.

Delivery Method

Open Public Courses РVirtual Delivery Only  Closed Group Courses РFace To Face and Virtual Delivery

Business Benefit

This course will familiarise the delegates with the computer and the Windows environment and provide them while learning basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills with sufficient knowledge to be able to navigate the system.

Who Should Attend

Anyone unfamiliar with the PC and the Windows operating system and the basic applications and would like the opportunity to learn with others in a supportive and encouraging environment.


Learning Outcomes

Appropriately start up and shut down your computer
Navigate the operating system and start applications
Perform basic functions of file management
Perform basic functions in a word processor and spreadsheet
Manage print settings and print documents
Receive and send emails
Use a web browser to navigate the Internet.

Course Content

Hardware and software

The main components of a computer, including input and output devices
The function of communication devices such as smartphones and tablets
The role of Operating Systems, programs and apps


Turning on the computer and logging on
The Windows screen
Running programs from the Start Menu
Minimising, maximising, moving, resizing and closing windows
Logging off and shutting down your computer

Working with programs

Running multiple programs
Desktop icons and creating a desktop shortcut
Managing programs from the taskbar
Closing programs

Running multiple programs

Desktop icons and creating a desktop shortcut
Managing programs from the taskbar
Closing programs

File management

Managing Windows Explorer
Creating, moving, renaming and deleting folders and files
Understanding file extensions
Viewing storage devices and network connections
Managing USB flash drives

Word processing

Creating documents in Microsoft Word
Typing text, numbers and dates into a document
Easy formatting
Checking the spelling in your document
Making and saving changes to your document


Understanding spreadsheet functionality
Creating spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
Typing text numbers and dates into a worksheet
Easy formulas
Easy formatting
Making and saving changes to your workbook
Printing a worksheet


Print preview
Print settings
Managing the print queue

Using email

The Outlook mail screen elements
Composing and sending an email message
Managing the Inbox

Accessing the internet

Going to a specific website and bookmarking
Understanding how to search/Google effectively
Copy and paste Internet content into your documents and emails
Stopping and refreshing pages
Demystifying the Cloud
Computer security best practices

Joining a Zoom/Teams Meeting

Participate in an interactive Zoom/Teams Meeting

How to Book

Dates below represent open public courses only. To book this course, please select an available date and click the book now button below to complete the booking. Have two or more people to train – you may consider a closed group course. Contact us on [email protected] to discuss specific date and delivery requirements.


Measuring The Success


The purpose of your training is learning new skills and/or changing behaviour. We can help you measure this!

To evaluate how successfully the attendees are doing this, delegates can attend a Workplace Implementation session during the skills transfer period. The cost of the session is £595+VAT delivered virtually and lasts for 2.5 hours.

During the Workplace Implementation session the individuals will either on a 1-2-1 basis or as a group discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced during their skills transfer period.
This will include what they are doing differently as a direct result of the training and how this has positively impacted the organisation.
This is an excellent way to encourage the learning, support the skills transfer into the workplace and act as a measure to evaluate the training.

We compile this information into a report so that you have evidence of your return on investment.