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Help! - where to get free/cheap computer skills/microsoft refresher courses

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Winterblued Wed 07-Feb-18 22:53:00

I have been a mum for 7 years and now want to go back to work. I feel it would really help my confidence if I could refresh my word, excel etc. Was quite good at it but have not had much use for a computer for a long time apart from checking mumsnet ;-) However I can't afford expensive computer courses as have had no income for such a long time! thanks!

BackforGood Wed 07-Feb-18 22:57:30

Google Digital Garage

Back in the Summer Google were offering free training to anyone who wanted it in Birmingham. It is part of their Charity Arm. I'm sure a bit of Internet searching will see where else they offer this.

AhAgain Fri 23-Feb-18 00:25:18

How good were you with them and are you generally with computer stuff?

I recently returned to work after a 13 year absence and Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio haven’t changed a lot in that time.

PerspicaciaTick Fri 23-Feb-18 00:31:18

I did a free IT essential skills (word, excel, powerpoint etc) course with vision2learn when I was sorting my cv to return to work. It was an online course with a real tutor for support, excellent materials and a proper qualification at the if you pass.
Sorry I can't link but just Google vision2learn.
Good luck.

PerspicaciaTick Fri 23-Feb-18 00:33:55

BTW I was already a very competent user but it really helped to have something current on my Cv which showed I had some initiative and uptodate skills, plus it was something to talk about at interview rather than 10 year old work experience.

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