Digital Skills Exchange at ICAN

Do you want to learn a new digital skill? Need help with Job Search? Want to update your CV? Our IT Facilitator Ian can help you get online, from basic training to more advanced, or for some help and assistance.  

Our free IT support sessions can help you to get online and learn a number of different skills from the basics such as using a mouse and keyboard, to more advanced support as searching the web safely, using email, applying for jobs or completing on-line forms, finding free entertainment, follow your hobbies, or using public services. 

We are accredited with the national Learn My Way programme, and part of the Good Things Foundation training centres. We use short Learn My Way online courses made up of modules that you choose to meet your requirements to learning. 

The courses are self-directed and interactive and allow individuals to progress at their own pace, so you don't need to know any IT to start your learning.

We provide bite-size courses and one to one support from staff and volunteers. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, it doesn't matter if you've never used a computer, we can help you! 

Once you have logged in, if you have a computer at home, you can access the modules in your own time. 

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The assessments are aimed at helping learners improve their IT and digital media skills, enhancing employment opportunities, routes to further education and productive leisure time and assist people cross the digital divide.

ICAN aims to provide individual and group learning sessions at the Ecumenical Centre and also at outreach locations throughout the West Lancashire District. Courses will be aimed at all skill levels of computer users, from Basic up to Advanced.

Some people may wish to develop a new skill or leisure activity therefore courses in Digital Photography or PC Hardware may be applicable. For people who are currently working and wish to increase their knowledge a course in mail merge, presentation development or graphs and charts for example may further their career prospects.

After successfully passing a level, a Certificate of Achievement will be awarded as all courses are accredited.
Additional courses may also be offered in:

  • Getting started on a PC using Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
  • Internet browsing
  • Emails and attachments
  • Word processing (how to write letters and CV’s for example)
  • Graphs and Charts
  • Spreadsheets (useful for budgeting)
  • Learning about Computer Hardware
  • Digital Photography and Scanning
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Image Editing
  • File Management
  • Presentations (PowerPoint)
  • Mail Merge

For details of upcoming courses, or to make an appointment for an individual skills assessment,
please contact Ian Appleton on 01695 726269

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