Business, employability and digital skills courses for adults

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All of our courses are free to eligible learners.

Apple Mac and iPads

Our Apple Mac and iPad 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 device organised, get to grips with iTunes and discover how to share data safely and effectively with iCloud.

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Understand how to keep your business finances in order by taking one of our Bookkeeping courses. These offer an introduction to basic principles and provide a foundation for those wishing to support a small business, or go on to gain a financial qualification and employment.

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Business, finance and marketing

Whether you're starting a new business or want to improve an existing one, our comprehensive Business and Finance courses are designed for you. We offer training in business management, finance, and digital marketing, including social media.

Our expert tutors provide valuable knowledge and skills to help you succeed in areas like business planning, keeping customers, and achieving long-term growth. We give you practical advice and insights to overcome challenges and make the most of opportunities.

Join us today and let your entrepreneurial spirit shine. Turn your business dreams into reality and reach greater heights.

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Basic digital skills

Step into the digital world with confidence and security through our digital skills courses. Designed specifically for beginners and re-starters, our courses will guide you through the basics you need to be independent. Discover the marvels of technology, from understanding devices and being safe online to handling information, creating and editing, communicating and carrying out transactions.

Master essential Office programs and effortlessly navigate Microsoft Windows. Gain experience and knowledge to use iPads and tablets with confidence and skill.

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Digital skills for work

Are you ready to upskill and grab that dream job or promotion? Our specialised courses for work will enable you to move from beginner to expert in no time. Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and become a pro at using these essential tools for productivity. Discover the full power of Office 365, boosting your efficiency and ability to work collaboratively. Look at the basics of web design, improving your skills in creating functional and visually appealing websites

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Getting into work

If you are recently unemployed, about to start a job search, want to refresh and hone job searching skills, or want to move forward with your next step, then our free 'Refresh' courses are designed just for you. During these short courses and workshops, you will learn how to stand out and be noticed in a competitive job market, how to prepare for interview success, and build self-confidence. We work closely with partners across the National Careers Service, Jobcentre Plus and local job clubs to ensure your needs are met, and to help impress your future employer.

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Preparing to work in schools

This course is for people who are about to, or have recently started, or would like to work in a school or learning centre for young people in a non-teaching capacity, either as a paid employee or as a volunteer. It is also for people who would like to improve their existing skills set and knowledge relevant to their role within a school or other learning centre for pupils or young people.

The course will provide learners with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to support the learning and development of children and young people in a non-teaching role within a school or other educational setting. The courses are taught by tutors who have experience of teaching in schools. So, if you have a passion for education and want to make a positive impact in your community, this is the perfect place to start!

The course is free for adults aged 19 and over on 31 August 2023 who meet the standard eligibility criteria.

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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.

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