Computing - Next Steps College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This Computing - Next Steps course includes consolidating what was learnt in the Beginners Computing course, especially your file management skills, and expanding your word processing and email skills.

An introduction to spreadsheets is usually included, time permitting. This course also attempts to find the time to answer any basic queries you may have regarding subjects such as printers, internet connections, viruses and general computer problems as well as offering advice on what to look for when buying a computer.

Entry requirements

Designed as a follow-on to the Beginners Computing course. You could start with this course if you understand basic use of the mouse, keyboard layout, internet and email and rudimentary word processing skills.

Continuing from Beginners Computing to;

  • extend file management
  • word processing
  • email skills
  • introduction to spreadsheets
  • basic home computing advice.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

Taught class, typically 2 hours per week over 10 weeks

How long will my course last?

20 Hours

Approximately 20 Hours

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you may wish to consider the European Computer Driving Licence.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Computing - Next Steps College Certificate

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local UHI Argyll Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.