IT and Computers

In the Computer CentreWe run a wide range of computer courses during the day and evening to suit all abilities, including absolute beginners and advanced users. These courses are held in our Computer Centre which has excellent modern facilities. Using the Computer Centre will be particularly appealing to those who want to study flexibly by arranging hours to suit lifestyles and commitments. It is also excellent for those wanting to learn at their own pace with a supporting tutor. You will be guided through your work by fully qualified tutors who will monitor your progress and assist you in all aspects of your learning.

Students can also book time in the Computer Centre for extra study. You must have enrolled and received an induction if you wish to book study time in the Computer Centre.

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 computers, but would like to find out how computers can be of value in your everyday life. We run a range of courses, including some free sessions, 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.

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. 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'.

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 a group of students 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 - 1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm closed
Tuesday 9.30am - 1.00pm 1.00pm - 5.30pm 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 1.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 1.00pm 1.00pm - 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 bookstudy time or for advice and guidance on individual courses.