IT courses

Upgrade your IT skills at your local Learning Centre

Whether you want to get back to work, improve your promotion prospects or gain a nationally recognised qualification for your CV, our Learning Centre IT Courses are the perfect place to start.

These courses offer you the flexibility to study at your own pace and to fit learning around your work, family and other commitments.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or working at advanced level; studying for pleasure or to gain a qualification, you’ll find something to help improve your knowledge and skills.

Microsoft Office Specialist

Our Learning Centres have recently launched a new range of Microsoft-accredited qualifications so you can improve your productivity in a range of Microsoft packages and gain formal accreditation for your skills.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist certified employees are proven to be significantly more productive when using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Research indicates that MOS certified individuals have increased competence, productivity, and credibility with their employers, co-workers and clients.
  • MOS helps to increase job satisfaction and provides employers with a measurable return on their training investment.
  • MOS is proven to be popular and effective as criteria for recruiting staff for roles that use Microsoft Office applications every day.

Choose from Access, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Word at Specialist level; with Excel and Word on offer at Expert Level.

Microsoft Office SpecialistMicrosoft Office Expert
Word £120 Word £120
Excel £120 Excel £120
Access £120  
PowerPoint £120  
Outlook £120  

Scottish Qualification Authority Courses

These courses will help you to build your confidence and working knowledge in using computers. Available at different levels depending on your starting point, they are ideal if you want to change career or get back into work.

Information and Communication Technology Level 4 £86
Information and Communication Technology Level 5 £86

Perth College UHI Certificates

If you’re not looking for formal accreditation, but simply want to learn more about specific applications, these Perth College UHI Certificates are what you’re looking for. Offered in a range of packages, they’ll increase your familiarity with the software, without any formal assessment.

Microsoft Publisher (Introduction and Intermediate) College Certificate £50 each
Microsoft Word (Introduction and Intermediate) College Certificate £50 each
Microsoft Excel (Introduction and Intermediate) College Certificate £50 each
Microsoft Powerpoint (Introduction and Intermediate) College Certificate £50 each
Microsoft Access Introduction College Certificate £50 each
Photoshop CS6 £100 each

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – European Computer Driving Licence

A must for any CV! Prove to an employer that you have a thorough understanding of the majority of MS Office applications as well as knowledge of email, internet, security and file management.

Module 1: Security for IT Users £30
Module 2: IT User Fundamentals £30
Module 3: Word Processing Software £50
Module 4: Spreadsheet Software £50
Module 5: Database Software £50
Module 6: Presentation Software £50
Module 7: Using Email and the Internet £30

A registration fee of £25 is also payable for ECDL, over and above the course fees.


There are a range of options to help you pay for your course. Please ask us for details.

Read our IT Courses in Learning Centres booklet for more details.