IT and Computers

In the Computer CentreOur newly refurbished Computer Centre, is situated in our brand new Higher Education and Skills Centre, has been successfully delivering flexible learning IT programmes for many years. We offer an excellent standard of teaching and learning to people of all ages and abilities.

Whether you need a qualification or just the skills and knowledge, we have a course for you - from absolute beginners to advanced users. You may be thinking about returning to work or considering changing your career; you might be unemployed, looking for an apprenticeship or feel you are not keeping up with the new technologies. If you are in work, you might benefit from gaining an advanced qualification. This could enhance your job prospects and help you become more efficient in your current role.

Courses can start at any time throughout the year. You can study in our Computer Centre with the tutor and, for some courses, you can also study from home or work with access to online learning resources and tutorials. One-to-one support and guidance given by experienced tutors when you need it ensures that you have the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve.

We aim to meet the individual learning needs of each student. Please call us to discuss your aims and the course options so that we can guide you to the right course for you: 01458 844480.

Click here to see a list of courses offered by the Strode College Computer Centre

Where are you?

Absolute beginner

You have no prior knowledge of computing, We run a range of courses covering topics such as the basics of how to use a computer, how to use the internet for shopping and finding information, how to use e-mail to keep in touch with friends and family, and how to use your digital camera. Profile - Ann Kent 'From curious to confident computer user'.

Beginner with a little basic experience

You have played a little on computers or laptops and can use a keyboard and a mouse, but would like to feel more confident and understand how to use the various computer programmes. You wish to become proficient and fully confident using a computer for home or work. You would like to know more about how to get the best out of your iPad or use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Intermediate user

You regularly use a computer, perhaps on a day-to-day basis, but would like to extend your skills. You would like to learn the most efficient way of completing tasks. You want to ensure you are using the computer tools effectively and stay up to date with technology. Profile - Danny Furfaro 'Although jobs are hard to find at the moment, I feel I've gained good computer skills to enable me to find a job'

Advanced user

You have considerable knowledge of computers and, ideally, have completed an intermediate level course. You wish to take your existing skills to the higher level and learn advanced techniques to become a 'power user'. You want to be able to work smarter, not harder.

Master classes

As a Computer Centre student you will have the opportunity to attend master class sessions. These sessions are provided to enhance your learning experience. A tutor will guide you through a subject area and will clearly explain how to use each feature allowing plenty of hands-on practice, guidance and support.

If you would like to talk about which course will best suit your needs and abilities, please call the Computer Centre on: 01458 844480.

Opening hours


Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday 9.00am - 12.00noon 1.00pm - 4.00pm closed
Tuesday 9.00am - 1.00pm 1.00pm - 5.30pm 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 12.00noon 1.00pm - 4.00pm 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pm 12.30pm - 3.30pm closed
Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm Inductions/Assessments closed


Occasionally we change or extend our opening times. The Computer Centre will be open for some sessions during the half term and end of term holidays. Please check with us for these opening times.

Please call 01458 844480 or email to book study time or for advice and guidance on individual courses.