Basic IT Skills Training Course


About the Information Day

As we are now fully immersed in the digital age where all information is kept, updated and managed using online systems Futures for Business are proud to be offering a course for learners to up skill themselves in using digital technology:

The course itself will consist of giving learners the basic knowledge of IT including:

  • Basic IT skills including logging on and using windows where needed
  • Sending and attaching files to email including how to send a professional email for an employment opportunity
  • Organising folders and files
  • Creating documents such as cover letters and building confidence using Microsoft Word
  • Using the internet, including registration on various job sites and tips to find the best jobs
  • Advice on guidance about being safe online as well as the importance of having a professional social media profile
  • Exploring employability soft skills including presentation and attitude

About our courses

You will be expected to complete a pre-employment training course of:

  • City and Guilds Entry Level 3 Award for IT Users
  • City and Guilds Entry Level 3 Certificate in Employability

The course will consist of:

  • 3 weeks pre-employment training

Who Can Attend

You can attend this course if you:

  • Are aged 19 years old or over (must have turned 19 by 31st August 2019)
  • Have lived in the UK or a European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA) Member state for three years or more or be a British / EU Citizen, or Individuals or Asylum Seekers with certain types of immigration status *
  • Are actively seeking employment and claiming an unemployment benefit of either: Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance (WRAG) or Income Support **
  • OR Must be earning under £16,009.50 annual gross salary and be able to commit to the course.

*Please note this list is not exclusive. Please contact us for further details on eligibility criteria.

** Other state benefits may be accepted, please contact us for further information

Book your place

  1. Call 0115 941 2027
  2. Speak to your Job Centre Plus Work Coach
  3. Email referral@futuresforbusiness.com