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Opening Doors | IT for Beginners


This course will introduce you to the basics of IT skills. You will build your confidence in basic keyboard skills as well, through using Microsoft Word and the internet. On the course, you will have the opportunity to progress from simple formatting tasks to the creation of complete documents.

Please note this course is FREE to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Please see the Cost & Finance tab for more information.


If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one of our FREE Opening Doors programmes:

  • 19+
  • Unemployed and claiming a means-tested benefit
  • Employed and earning less than £20,319 per annum
  • If English is not your first language, your language will be at Entry Level 3 or above
  • If you are not a UK citizen, you will need to provide a confirmation of EU settlement status or a valid visa

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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