Norwich Unemployed Workers Centre
Informal Small Group Training Courses
Computer class in progress under the open beam roof of our 15th century Great Hall

Course List for January - March 2005

Our courses are FREE to unwaged individuals.

Computer Training

We run computer classes in groups of up to 5 people.

!   Build up confidence in using computers.
!   Explore packages such as Word, Excel, Access.
!   Learn to use Email, and browse the Internet.
!   Find out how the Internet can help with Jobseeking.

Other Training

We also run occasional courses on other topics.

In 2004, these included: Creative Writing, First Aid, Welfare Rights, Employment Rights, Equal Opportunities.

Contact Us
Telephone:   01603 611550             Email:  training@nust.co.uk

HERE IS OUR PROGRAMME FROM JANUARY 2005

FREE TRAINING FOR THE UNWAGED COMPUTER COURSES:
Desk Top Publishing   5 sessions Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm 18 Jan - 15 Feb Free
Excel Spreadsheets   5 sessions Thursdays 2pm - 4pm 20 Jan - 17 Feb Free
Working with Databases info 5 sessions Fridays 2pm - 4pm 21 Jan - 18 Feb Free
 
PowerPoint Presentations   5 sessions Wednesdays 10am - 12noon   9 Feb - 9 Mar Free
Basic Graphics   5 sessions Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm   9 Feb - 9 Mar Free
 
Building Your Own Database info 5 sessions Thursdays 10am - 12noon 24 Feb - 24 Mar Free
Web Publishing   5 sessions Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm   1 Mar - 29 Mar Free

Our courses are free to unwaged individuals or small organisations with limited funding.

Please telephone 01603 611550 for further details or to book a place.

We can put on further courses at short notice if demand arises, so if you'd like to learn something that we haven't listed, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

FREE TUITION ON REQUEST, TAILORED TO YOUR OWN NEEDS:
IT Confidence }  
Touch Typing } Flexible courses:
  }   can be run on a one-to-one basis,
Learn to use the Internet }   and tailored to the needs of the individual.
Learn to use Email }  
Internet Job Seeking } Simply give us a ring on 01603 611550,
  }   and book yourself a 2-hour time slot when the tutor is next available.
Basic Skills }

DIAL YOUR OWN:

We can organise further courses at short notice.

Our staff and volunteers have a wide range of skills between them, and we can call on outside tutors when required.

If you have a topic you would like covered, please contact our Co-ordinator, Peter Lux.

FURTHER DETAILS OF SOME NEW COURSES

OUR NEW DATABASE COURSES:

Most courses on databases begin with the time-consuming problem of setting up a database from scratch, and then rush through the topic of how to make best use of your data once you've collected it.   But if you use a database at work, you're far more likely to be asked to extract information from an existing database than set one up yourself.

We've written our own courses, which teach Access 2000 the other way round - working with databases first, setting them up second.

Both courses include a free illustrated course-book, which we hand out in parts as we go along.

Step 1: "Working with Databases"

Our course for beginners, "Working with Databases", is based on the following concept:

You've just started a clerical job, you're going to have to use databases, but you're not going to be asked to set one up yourself. Your boss keeps throwing questions at you, like: "give me a list of all our clients in the Bristol area". How do you set about extracting that sort of information from an unfamiliar database?

We'll cover "Queries" (requests for information) in depth, and also look at data entry and report design.

Step 2: "Building Your Own Database"

Our follow-up course, "Building Your Own Database", gets to grips with setting up Tables and Forms.

We begin by showing you a quick way to set up a small but fully-working relational database, without worrying about the finer details. Then we show you how knowledge of the underlying theory helps you to improve the database.

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[ 2 December 2004 ]


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