Business, employability and digital skills courses for adults

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We offer a range of business, finance, digital and computer courses for all abilities, from complete beginners, to the more advanced, and those who would like a qualification.

For those wanting to master basic digital skills, learn how to use email, search for information, do online shopping, keep data safe, or become agile social media users, we have courses that will introduce you to technology, using computers, laptops, Apple Macs, tablets and other mobile devices.

For the more advanced we offer Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Microsoft Excel, Bookkeeping and social media for business courses. Whether you want to upskill, gain a qualification or just keep up to date for personal use, we have a course to suit your needs.

Essential digital skills qualifications

Are you finding it difficult to keep up in this increasingly digital world? Don't get left behind!

Take a positive step towards developing your digital skills to help you with work and at home, whether it's using emails and searching for information or learning how to shop or make appointments online.

Our free essential digital skills courses are suitable for people with limited or basic experience of digital devices. At the end of the course you will sit an assessment to achieve your qualification.

After completing a course, you will be able to demonstrate your competency in digital literacy skills to your current and future employers and you can add this qualification to your CV, or you can just feel proud of your achievement!


TitleVenueStartFinishDay Start time End time
Essential Digital Skills Award Preparation - E3 Camberley 13 September 2022 18 October 2022 Tuesday 10am 12:15pm
Essential Digital Skills Award - E3 Camberley 1 November 2022 9 May 2023 Tuesday 10am 12:15pm
Essential Digital Skills Award Preparation - L1 Camberley 26 September 2022 17 October 2022 Monday 6:15pm 9:15pm
Essential Digital Skills Award - L1 Camberley 31 October 2022 13 March 2023 Monday 6:15pm 9:15pm
Essential Digital Skills Award Preparation - L1 Woking 21 September 2022 19 October 2022 Wednesday 6:30pm 9:30pm
Essential Digital Skills Award - L1 Woking 2 November 2022 15 March 2023 Wednesday 6:30pm 9:30pm

How can I enrol?

Please contact us, by telephone or email, for advice about the best course for you. We will ask a few questions over the phone to check you have the basic skills required and then offer you a face-to-face information, advice, and guidance appointment to assess your current skill level enabling us to guide you towards the most suitable course.

(Opening hours for adult learning telephone enquiries are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays)

Information, advice and guidance sessions

Monday 23 January 2023 Arrive between 6pm and 6:30pm Camberley
Tuesday 31 January 2023 Arrive between 10am and10:30am Camberley
Monday 06 March 2023 Arrive between 6pm and 6:30pm Camberley

Apple Mac

Our Apple Mac computer courses teach you everything you need to know, from set up, to basic tips, keyboard shortcuts, and much more. After mastering the basics, you can move on to further stages, learning how to keep yourself and your mac organised, get to grips with iTunes and discover how to share data safely & effectively with iCloud.

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Our bookkeeping courses offer an introduction to the basic principles and provide a foundation for those wishing to go on to gain a financial qualification and employment.

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Business and finance courses

Our business management and finance courses support anyone who already has a business or business idea and is looking to gain greater insight, understanding and knowledge of business planning, along with growing and retaining a customer base.

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Computer basics

Our range of digital skills courses provide an opportunity to build your skills and confidence, whether you are a complete beginner or already have some digital experience. Our digital skills for home or work courses provide a firm grounding in digital hardware, internet safety and office programmes such as; word-processing, spreadsheets and email management, using Windows 10 and Windows 11, essential for business administration roles or navigating the digital world from home.

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Digital image manipulation

Our image manipulation courses explore features of Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and adobe Elements for photography and publishing.

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Getting into work - refresh

Our free refresh courses are designed for people who are recently unemployed, about to start their job search, want to refresh and hone their job searching skills, or want to move forward with their next step. You will learn how to stand out and be noticed in a competitive job market.

These short courses and workshops will help to build your confidence and prepare you for interview success. We work close with partners across the National Careers Service, Jobcentre Plus and local job clubs to ensure your needs are met and to help you impress your future employer.

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Henrietta Parker Trust - subsidised fee to eligible learners

The Henrietta Parker Trust (HPT) is a charitable trust that was set up with the aim of supporting adult skills development. We are pleased to be able to offer courses at a subsidised fee to eligible learners using the HPT fund, which include computing skills, cookery and sewing.

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iPad, tablets and portable devices

Our gentle range of courses show you how to use your iPad, tablet or portable device confidently and build up your skills, whether you are a complete beginner or already have some experience.

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Microsoft Office (including Office 365)

Our Microsoft Office courses explore the most popular software programmes to provide you with in-depth knowledge of Word, Excel, the Cloud and Office 365.

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Social media

Our Social Media programme teaches you how to communicate safely with different platforms such as; blogging, Facebook and Instagram. You will understand how to setup your profile safely, write engaging content, market a business and share information; putting you safely in control of your digital footprint.

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Web design

Our Web design courses teach you how to create a basic website using free web building apps, including introductions to HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

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Next steps and continuing your learning

When you have completed your course you may wish to progress to other classes. Your tutor will be able to advise you on opportunities available.

There are also many other courses available from Surrey Adult Learning that may be of interest.

Take a look at our other courses and workshops

There are other providers you can contact to help build your knowledge and skills too.

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