Computer Skills Courses

New Cross Gate Trust offers free high quality IT skills training to the local community. Our ‘Digital Life Skills’ programme provides training in Microsoft Excel and Word, in addition to broader support around using a computer, looking for and applying for jobs. Training is delivered from 170 Community Project based at 49a Hatfield Close, SE14 5DW.

COVID-19 update. Unfortunately, we are unable to make use of our IT suite at the current time, as the building is not currently ‘COVID-19 Secure’. However, our IT tutor, Sezin, is currently delivering some online tuition via zoom. We are hoping to recommence in person IT lessons from September. If you would like to access either of these services, please contact Jenny.couper@nxgtrust.org.uk or tel. 0207 639 7605 with your contact details, some information about what IT skills you are looking to develop and your availability. 

We are also registered as an online centre, and through this, can provide access to ‘Learn my Way‘. Learn my way is an online platform which provides help in using the internet, learning how to use key Microsoft packages such as WORD and EXCEL, and even how to access health resources on line or register for universal credit. Please contact Jenny.couper@nxgtrust.org.uk to register with our centre number.

The ‘Make it Click’ website also has a large list of online teaching resources for different IT skills. Have a look here at some of the webinars you can access.

when we are able to resume lessons in person, Sezin will be running drop in sessions, where you will receive an assessment of your IT needs, and then will be able to book you in to more structured and accredited lessons, in addition to weekly informal drop-ins. These will cover topics such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, File Management, Safe searching the internet and so on, according to your needs. These courses will be accredited by the Prince’s Trust eDigital Competence Certificate (EDCC).

Contact Jenny.couper@nxgtrust.org.uk for further information about the IT training available at this time. 
This service is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund