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Computer Skills Award

The Computer Skills Award is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain key office skills for life. The comprehensive and interactive course content covers the fundamentals of using a personal computer, how to use the Windows 10 environment effectively, and provides learners with in-depth knowledge of the Internet and how to use it productively.

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The Computer Skills Award is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain key office skills for life. 

Optional Qualifications and Certification*

Awarded 70 CPD points upon successful completion

* not available to those on funded or TSG-supported programmes

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In centre, online, or a combination

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70 hours

Since beginning my training, I have done two exams and got distinctions in both. A year ago this would have been impossible! My confidence on the computer has soared and I have learnt so much and hope to continue to do so.

- Julie G.

About this award

PC Fundamentals:

This course includes eight modules covering the essentials of the personal computer. The course covers the history of the PC, the system unit, operating systems, working with devices, using application software, file management, creating and viewing multimedia, and computer communications and the Internet.

Windows 10:

This course contains seven modules and will provide a comprehensive understanding of this popular operating system. Learners will cover how to get started with Windows 10, explore and customise the Taskbar, learn how to manage multiple windows, work with sound devices and device drivers, learn how to organise files and folders, personalise the Start menu, personalise user accounts, customise settings, add a printer, install fonts, explore the World Wide Web, set up an Internet connection, and more.

Internet Fundamentals:

he course is designed for those who recognise the importance of the Internet and want to learn not only the basics, but also how to make effective use of a wide range of Internet resources. Learners will cover the history of the Internet, working with a Web browser (Google Chrome), searching the Web, downloading documents and applications, privacy aspects of the Internet, using Web-based email, social media, blogs, multimedia and HTML, and adding content to a Web page.

Aims and Objectives

The purpose of this Award is to provide an understanding of the personal computer and its operations, to acquaint learners with the fundamentals of Windows 10 and to provide the essential skills necessary to use the Internet and its various components to its full potential.

Courses Included

Personal Computer Fundamentals

In this course, students learn the components and basic operation of the personal computer. 

The course explores the hardware and software necessary for personal computer use, file management, multimedia options, and more.

Windows 10

This course provides an overview and introduction to the Windows 10 operating system and covers the essential concepts and most commonly used features and functions.

Internet Fundamentals

This course explores the various aspects of the Internet using Google Chrome. Students learn common procedures used to maximise successful use of the Internet and its many features.


There are no pre-requisites other than the ability to type and a willingness to learn.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

The Computer Skills Award provides a unique blend of learning for those wishing to gain workready skills to use in a wide range of careers. Learners will gain confidence when working with computers and the Internet, thereby providing a solid foundation for securing that next job or to provide a springboard for further study in any number of fields, including marketing, business, and web development.

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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