Professional In-house IT Training for Businesses

Professional IT Courses and Workshops

As the commercial arm of  Colchester Institute, CI Business Solutions offers a range of IT Training Courses on an in-company basis for groups of staff who require training. These courses can be adapted to suit your business needs and requirements, and include courses on Microsoft Office programmes and Google analytics for your business.

In-house IT Training:

Do you struggle to find business training solutions?

CI Business Solutions has the answer…with our flexible training programmes.

Choose to tailor a standard course to your personal requirements or let us work with you to create your perfect bespoke training programme incorporating your policies if required. With our flexible delivery at your premises or a venue of your choosing you can be sure we will help you make the most of your budget.

By listening to what your business needs are, we can find a solution to your problem and then create training that’s right for you.

Our flexible, tailored professional IT Training will benefit your business by providing:

  • Flexible In-house training to save valuable time away from the workplace at a time convenient for you
  • Cost-effective training for multiple delegates
  • A skills-based approach on a wide range of real-life business scenarios
  • Highly skilled tutors with many years of industry-relevant experience
  • The skills needed to improve staff contribution to your business
  • Increase both your productivity, profits and workforce
Word

This course looks at some of the features in Word that are designed to help you work.

Who Is The Course Aimed At

People who have been using Word for a while and now want to take their skills to the next level.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

  • To understand Page Layout Features
  • To use Bullets and indentations efficiently
  • Using AutoCorrect to get results quicker
  • Creating Tables to show information
  • Using Headers and Footer within a document
  • Using Styles to make documents work for efficiently

Course Content

  • Margins
  • Page Breaks
  • Indentations
  • Auto Correct
  • Tables
  • Sections
  • Introduction to styles
  • Headers and Footer

Training method:

Hands on training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications:

Ability to use a mouse and some experience of using Word.

Publisher

This course looks at how to create hand-outs and other such materials using Publisher.

Who Is The Course Aimed At:

People who have little or no experience using Publisher.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits:

  • Navigating around the screen
  • Learning about personal information
  • Learning basic skill needed when using Publisher
  • To use Tables
  • To use Designs
  • Learning about Layouts
  • To use Graphics

Course Content:

  • Screen Layout
  • Navigation
  • Inserting basic information
  • Layouts
  • Moving, resizing and using Text boxes
  • Alignment
  • Spelling
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Format Painter
  • Creating Tables
  • Using Designs
  • Working with Drawing Objects
  • Using ClipArt
  • Using Pictures

Training method:

Hands on training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications:

Some experience of other Microsoft products.

PowerPoint

This course will allow you to create a PowerPoint Presentation with some of the enhanced Features.

Who Is The Course Aimed At

Anyone who has little experience with PowerPoint but would like to be able to put together a presentation.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

  • To be able to create and manipulate slides
  • To use ClipArt and pictures on slides
  • To see the best ways of using tables on slides
  • To create slides with charts
  • To add movement to the slideshow
  • To organise and print the slideshow
  • To use the Master Slide to effect all slides at once
  • To create templates to use in the future

Course Content

PowerPoint Introduction Course Content

  • Creating Slides
  • Adding Pictures to Slides
  • Adding Tables to Slides
  • Creating Charts
  • Using basic Transitions
  • Using basic Animation
  • Using Slide Sorter View
  • Using Slide Show View
  • Using Master View
  • Saving Templates

Training method:

Hands on training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications.

Ability to use a mouse and some experience of using Microsoft Products.

Outlook

This course looks at some of the features in Outlook which allow you to work more efficiently.

Who Is The Course Aimed At

Anyone that uses Outlook

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

  • To use further features when sending an email
  • To be able to organise your inbox in the most efficient way
  • To use the electronic calendar to organise your life
  • To see the advantages of using Contacts
  • To use Tasks

Outlook Course Content

  • Sending and Receiving emails
  • Organising your Inbox
  • Using the calendar
  • Contacts
  • Task
  • Setting Options

Training method:

Hands on training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications

Ability to use a mouse and some experience of using Oulook.

Google+

The Google + course provides coaching for any member of staff in the business involved in marketing.  As business is now moving towards a heavy digital (or online) approach, it is imperative your business moves this way too. Marketing has changed massively in the last 10 years and your business needs to adopt these simple techniques to effectively harness online marketing.  In this course we cover the power of social media and how it can have a positive impact on brand awareness, quality traffic to your website and lead generation.

Who Is The Course Aimed At

Anyone who needs to learn how to use Google+ for business.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

Delegates will learn how they can use social medium Google + effectively to support the business online marketing endeavors, create and enhance brand awareness, broaden business profile and increase awareness and leads into an organisation.

Google +  Course Content

On completion, delegates will have a greater understanding of:

  • The reason to embrace social media
  • How to set up a profile
  • How to create a business listing
  • How to use Google+
  • How to learn and grow by using Google+

Training method:

The session draws on the presenter’s practical experience as an experienced marketer with organisations of all sizes/sectors. The use of the internet to demonstrate live examples along with the use of the whiteboard and discussions.

Delegates are encouraged to use their own experiences to keep the session relevant to their own needs.

Course outcome:

Certificate of Attendance

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications

None

Analytics

The Google Analytics course provides coaching for any member of staff in the business involved in marketing.  As business is now moving towards a heavy digital (or online) approach, it is imperative your business moves this way too. Marketing has changed massively in the last 10 years and your business needs to adopt these simple techniques to effectively harness online marketing.  In this course we cover the Google analytics tool, which gives all marketers information on the impact of their endeavours, in effect demonstrating the return on investment and providing valuable insight into marketing campaigns.

Who Is The Course Aimed At

Anyone who has a business website.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

Delegates will learn how they can use Google analytics to effectively demonstrate the impact of their marketing campaigns and influence and shape future marketing activities.

Google Analytics and your Business Course Content

On completion, delegates will have a greater understanding of:

  • The reason to embrace Google Analytics
  • How to set up Google Analytics
  • How to check for Google Analytics tracking code
  • How to interpret the data
  • How to set up Goal tracking
  • Why and how to exclude IP addresses

Training method:

The session draws on the presenter’s practical experience as an experienced marketer with organisations of all sizes/sectors and the use of the whiteboard and discussion will be strong as will the use of the internet live to demonstrate real life examples.

Delegates are encouraged to use their own experiences to keep the session relevant to their real needs.

Course outcome:

Certificate of Attendance

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications

None

Excel

The Excel Intermediate course looks at some of the formulas and functions that can be used in Excel, including ones that allow you to link Spreadsheets

“Despite several of us thining we were quite proficient using excel; having a session for us which enabled us to update our knowledge on new features has shown us how we can make our lives so much easier when manipulating data within our business.  What we have implemented since we got back to the office is already saving us time and money!”  Sue Brown, Multitech Site Services

Who Is The Course Aimed At

People who have been using Excel for a while and now want to take their skills to the next level.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits

  • Being able to use $ and brackets in formulas effectively
  • Linking Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Use the Watch Window to make using more than 1 sheet at a time easier
  • Being able to use Names in Formula
  • Protecting Worksheets
  • Using dates within Formulas
  • Being able to use all features of the Fill Handle

Excel Intermediate Course Content

  • Using $ and brackets in Formulas
  • Linking Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Watch Window
  • Names in Formula
  • Protecting Worksheets and Books
  • Dates
  • Fill Handle

Training method:

Hands on training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications.

Ability to create basic formulas ie +, – etc and functions ie Sum, Average.

Professional In-house IT Training for Businesses
LocationColchester
DurationWe can adapt these courses to suit your requirements
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateContact us for dates
PriceAvailable on a company basis only. Prices on application

Disclaimer

All Fees and prices shown on the website are for courses starting in the 2017-18 academic year and correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes. Fees for courses starting in the 2018-19 academic year will be added to the website from June 2018.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.

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