Computing 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

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 our 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.

Enrol on an Apple Mac course

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.

Enrol on a computer basics course

iPads, Android tablets and Smart phones

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

Enrol on a iPad, Android tablet or smart phone course

Microsoft office

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

Enrol on a Microsoft office course

Digital imaging

Explore the features of adobe lightroom and adobe photoshop for photography.

Enrol on a digital imaging course

Digital marketing

Learn how to utilise blogging tools for business.

Enrol on a digital marketing course

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.

Enrol on a business course

Zoom and Social media

Zoom and social media are becoming increasingly popular as they offer the ability to chat, make a phone call, make a video call, with people around the world using your iPhone, iPad or computer. This course is aimed at iPads users, who are struggling with modern communication methods. If you are completely new to iPads, please look at our Build Your Skills & Confidence (HPT) courses first.

Enrol on a Zoom and social media course

Web design

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

Enrol on a web design course

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