Business and IT courses for adults

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We offer a range of digital and computer courses for all abilities, from complete beginners to the more advanced.

For those wanting to master the basics, learn how to use email, search for information, do online shopping or become agile social media users, we have courses that will introduce you to technology, including using tablets and mobile devices.

For the more advanced we offer Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel courses and Social Media for Business.

Whether you want to upskill or just want to keep up to date for personal use, we have a course to suit your needs.

Essential Digital Skills Qualifications

Our free Essential Digital Skills courses are suitable for people with limited experience of digital devices and you will receive a recognised accreditation at the end of the course.

Find out more about Essential Digital Skills and how to enrol

Apple Mac

If you are new to the Apple Mac computer our courses will teach you everything you need to know, from help with set up, to basic tips, keyboard shortcuts, and much more. You can then move on to the next stage and learn how to keep yourself and your mac organised, get to grips with iTunes and discover how to share data effectively with iCloud.

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Our courses offer an introduction to bookkeeping and a foundation for those wishing to go on to study accountancy.

Browse our current bookkeeping courses

Computer basics

This range of courses provides opportunities to learn the basics and build your skills and confidence, whether you are a complete beginner or you have some digital experience. Our Essential Office Skills for Work courses will give you a grounding in office programmes such as Word-processing, spreadsheets and email management using Windows and Windows 10, essential for business administration roles.

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Learn how to use your iPad confidently. We offer a range of courses to build your skills, whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience.

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Microsoft office (incl. Office 365)

Explore Microsoft office including Word, Excel, the Cloud and Office 365.

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Digital Image Manipulation

Explore the features of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop for photography.

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Business courses

Business Admin courses include a basic introduction to admin and the skills, qualities, and experience that you would need to possess to work within an office environment.

Business Management courses are for people who already have a business or business idea and are looking to gain greater insight, understanding and knowledge of business planning, growing and retaining a customer base.

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Social media

Learn to communicate safely with different social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Understanding how to setup your profile, write engaging content and share information puts you safely in control of your digital footprint.

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Web design

Learn how to create your own basic website including a homepage, about us, and contact information using WordPress or HTML.

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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.

Enrol on a Henrietta parker trust course

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.

You might also be interested in our skills for work programme or finding job success courses, both of which will build your skills and help you get the job you want.

Explore our skills for work programme

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.

Find out about other learning opportunities