Computing Essentials: Next Steps

Enhance your understanding of computing and IT applications.


Why take this course?

If you have completed an introductory or beginners level computing course, then this course will provide you with the training you need to be confident and successful in your computing efforts.

This course will provide an introduction to the basic uses of Word Processing, Excel Spreadsheets as well as how to create folder structures and keep stored files tidy.

What you will experience

Whatever your aims, you'll benefit from a broad range of new computer skills.

This course will be delivered using Microsoft Office 2016, and is designed to provide students with a firm understanding of Microsoft Office applications, so learners should finish the course with a good grasp of word processing and the basics of using spreadsheets.

You will also undertake a National Unit in Information & Communication Technology.  

Course content may be tailored by the tutor to meet the needs of individual groups of learners, and will include:

  • Further exploration of Word
  • Formatting and aligning text
  • Working with images
  • Inserting ClipArt and pictures
  • Introduction to Spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Opening, closing and saving worksheets
  • Creating graphs
Student at a computer

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a very basic practical knowledge of Windows-based computers.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College:



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Ellon Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
25 November 2019 10 Weeks Monday 9:30 am - 11:30 am £75.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.