Essential IT Skills (EITS)

Introduction to Essential IT Skills

This course is a combination of tutor-led instruction and online learning

Who is it for?

New and/or existing users to computers (using Windows v7/10 and Microsoft 2010/2016)

How long does it last?

2 hours


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Log into and use the ‘IT Skills Pathway E-Learning IT Essentials’ materials
  • Create an Internet website Favourite or Bookmark
  • Identify further topics for learning using the ‘IT Skills Pathway’ materials
  • Identify further topics to consider for face-to-face IT training

Available Course Content

    • Mouse Skills
    • Keyboard Skills
    • Switching On and Off
    • Using Windows
    • Working with Applications
    • File Management
    • Web Skills
    • E-mail Skills
    • Word Processing
    • Working Safely
    • Diagnostic and Post-Course Assessments

Training Dates

Please click this link to our new website to book this course

External websites & Learning Portal information

ACCESS THE LEARNING PORTAL HERE (please use your ‘local’ Internet Explorer browser and not Citrix Internet Explorer)

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**NEW** online learning (Windows 10/Office 365/2016):

  • Digital Literacy for the Workplace
  • Digital Skills for the Workplace
  • Excel 2016
  • Excel 365 for the Workplace
  • Office Essentials 2016
  • Office 365 for the Workplace
  • Outlook 2016 (coming soon)
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • PowerPoint 365 for the Workplace
  • Word 2016
  • Word 365 for the Workplace

Online learning for IT Skills Pathway courses (Windows 7/Office 2010):

  • Essential IT Skills (Entry Level)
  • Excel (Levels 1, 2 and 3)
  • OneNote (Level 2)
  • Outlook (Level 2)
  • PowerPoint (Levels 1 and 2)
  • SharePoint (Level 2)
  • Word (Levels 1, 2 and 3)

Online IT Skills Pathway courses (Windows 10/Office 2013):

  • Excel for the Workplace
  • Office Essentials for the Workplace
  • Outlook for the Workplace
  • PowerPoint for the Workplace
  • Word for the Workplace

Online learning for other products:

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

For all IT Skills Pathway e-learning requests and questions, please contact Laura Hanley via or directly via

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