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Essential IT Skills (EITS)

This course is a combination of tutor-led instruction and online learning

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Who is it for?

New and/ or existing users to computers (using Windows v7/10 and Microsoft 2010/2016)


How long does it last?

2 hours



By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Log into and use the 'Digital Learning Solutions E-Learning IT Essentials' materials
  • Create an Internet website Favourite or Bookmark
  • Identify further topics for learning using the 'Digital Learning Solutions' materials
  • Identify further topics to consider for face-to-face IT training


Available Course Content

  • Mouse Skills
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Switching On and Off
  • Working with Windows
  • Working with Applications
  • File Management
  • Web Skills
  • Diagnostic and Post-Course Assessments


Training Dates

Kingfisher House, Huntingdon:

  • Tuesday 03 December 2019 - 10.00 to 12.00

Cavell Centre, Peterborough:

  • Thursday 07 November 2019 - 09.30 to 11.30

Healthy Living Centre, Peterborough:

  • Friday 20 December 2019 - 09.30 - 11.30 (Room 2F)


If there are no suitable dates scheduled, please email the IT Training Team and we will endeavour to accommodate your request.


To Book:


External websites & Learning Portal information

For guidance on Setting up a Secure Delegate Password for the Learning Portal:  Register and Set a Secure Delegate Password [582KB]

For guidance on using the current Learning Portal:  Learning Portal Quick Start Delegate Guide [610KB]


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**NEW** online learning (Windows 10/Office 365/2016):

  • Digital Literacy for the Workplace
  • Digital Skills for the Workplace
  • Excel 2016 for the Workplace
  • Excel 365 for the Workplace 
  • Office 2016 Essentials for the Workplace 
  • Office 365 Essentials for the Workplace 
  • Outlook 2016 for the Workplace
  • PowerPoint 2016 for the Workplace
  • PowerPoint 365 for the Workplace 
  • Word 2016 for the Workplace
  • Word 365 for the Workplace 


Online IT Skills Pathway courses (Windows 10/Office 2013):

  • Excel 2013 for the Workplace
  • Office 2013 Essentials for the Workplace
  • Outlook 2013 for the Workplace
  • PowerPoint 2013 for the Workplace
  • Word 2013 for the Workplace


Online learning for other products:

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter


For Digital Learning Solutions e-learning requests and questions, please email SBS-E.ITTrainingTeam@nhs.net.

NB: We can provide support for learners who are employed by NHS SBS, CCS (Cambridgeshire Community Services) and CPFT (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust) ONLY.

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