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Why is it important?

computer.gifTechnology is getting more and more important in our modern world and it is increasingly becoming something that employers will look for when they are hiring. Having some IT skills and qualifications on your CV could mean all the difference when you are applying for a job. So what are you waiting for?

  • First Steps in IT

    keyboard.gif Bracknell and Wokingham College and Bracknell Forest Council provide basic courses which aim to introduce learners to IT for the first time. Learners will become familiar with the key basics like using the mouse, keyboard, saving and printing documents. As well as more advanced courses.

  • IT Workshops

    mouse.gifBracknell Forest Council and  Bracknell & Wokingham College also run various computing workshops and courses giving learners the opportunity to further develop their IT skills. For example, in Microsoft Excel or Publisher.

    Activia training centre based in Reading organises courses in a number of IT areas, in particular the Microsoft package, which really impresses future employers.

    Reed has a number of listings of courses in different areas of IT.

  • European Computer Driving License

    qualification.gifThe European Computer Driving License is an internationally recognised qualification in computer skills. The qualification is recognised and respected and ensures that the student is proficient in the use of ICT. The skills you learn will be able to help you not only with using ICT for work, but also for personal use and even as a student at school. There is further information on the website: ECDL

    Where can I get more information?


  • Other Useful Resources

    Learn ICT

    Revise ICT

    The BBC 


    Concerned about your online security? Why not use Cyberstreetwise - there are useful free tools for you there, which will help you to protect your online security. This is a website supported by the Home Office

  • Computer Literacy and Information Technology

    qualification.gifCLAiT is a qualification offered by OCR which has a number of levels that is designed to build and develop skills in IT. It aims to build students' confidence and knowledge of IT  starting from the basics of IT hardware and leading to more advanced techniques such as diagnostics software.

    Where can I find out more information?:

    Bracknell & Wokingham College

    Skills Workshop

  • Touch Typing Skills

    Being able to touch type is something that will help you in any job where you come into contact with a computer. It is a useful skill not only for work, but also for your own personal life. 

    Links to Touch Typing sites: (this would be better done on a full screen computer rather than a smart phone)

    Typing Club

    Sense Lang

    Bracknell & Wokingham College have courses where you can be taught the best techniques for touch typing.

    For a huge number of touch typing links try Laptop typing tutorials

    Typing Study

    Keyboarding skills for your cv has various touch typing programmes (american spellings)

    Don't forget once you've learned to touch type you should put your speed in wpm (Words Per Minute) on your CV.

    There are lots of free tests on the internet, like Typeonline or Typeracer.

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