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Computing and Information Technology

Adult and Community Learning can support you to develop or strengthen your digital skills, in an enabling, engaging and effective environment. We offer introductory, intermediate and advanced courses, and qualifications from entry level to level two. Some of our courses have fees, while others are free.

Why is it important?

Technology is rapidly changing the way we live, work and learn, connecting us and creating new possibilities and challenges as it does so. Now, more than ever, technology is a significant tool for accessing information and opportunities.

Why enrol?

People enrol on our courses for all sorts of reasons: rediscovering a forgotten passion, exploring the capabilities of their devices, getting the most out of social media, enhancing communications with high quality images, designing a website, improving skills and job prospects, or simply staying in touch with family and friends.

You may be confident yourself but have family member or friends who would like to develop their skills but are unsure how to go about it. Some of our learners choose to begin with a personal development course, and progress to a full qualification. Others have specific areas to recap or master.

Our tutors are passionate about helping you achieve individual goals, from getting online to becoming expert in the intricacies of Excel or web design. Being IT confident can greatly benefit your everyday life. It is also the gateway to a number of careers, as well to as more flexible working patterns. Discovering a capability for technology can open possibilities you may never have considered.

Whatever the reason, whatever your starting point, we are here to support you.

We offer a range of Computing and Information Technology courses to help you:

  • Learn how to use digital devices and software for the first time 
  • Improve your skills for connecting to the internet safely and securely 
  • Improve your ability to access online learning  
  • Develop ways of communicating with friends and family online 
  • Improve your digital access to work-related skills and opportunities 
  • Gain a qualification

Here’s what some learners have said about their experiences of attending our classes:

“My learning has really boosted my confidence in using IT packages. I was inspired to take this course after having an IT Task set as part of a job interview and not knowing where to start on the mail merge part of the exercise. This completely destroyed my confidence and brought the realisation that I needed to update my skills. I now feel far more confident.”

“I must admit to being slightly nervous about joining an IT class at my age, but ‘nothing ventured’ as they say. Any nervousness on that first day was quickly dispelled. There was a warm, friendly atmosphere and within minutes I felt at ease and was ready to learn. It is quite surprising just how confident you can become through the learning process.”

“Thank you for all of your support with ITQ Level 1 word, publisher, online communication and Image. Without learning the new skills, I would have found some parts of my job role difficult but I have become more confident and able to complete tasks at work and support my children at home with their work too. I am definitely coming back to ACL to do Level 2.”

If you are interested in joining a course, please click the link below then use the 'Apply' button.

Find a course

Some of our courses have fees, while others are free.

If you would like further information, please contact the Adult and Community Learning Service at or on 01926 736392.

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