MERKINCH TECHNOLOGY & TRAINING CENTRE

Bespoke Computer Training, Web Design, Internet Access and Public Office Services

Computer Training

National Lottery Awards for All Scotland Funded Computer Training

National Lottery Funded Awards for All Scotland

Merkinch Enterprise offers FREE community computer IT training courses to residents of Merkinch and the surrounding Inverness district catchment area. The courses are funded by National Lottery Awards for All Scotland and are also supported by Merkinch Enterprise. The course on offer is aimed at providing students with training and experience in the use of the industry standard software applications used by businesses throughout the Highlands.

Applicants must be unemployed but not retired. The course is designed to help people aquire additional skills to improve their employment opportunities. No previous experience of computers is required. The course study is designed to be flexible, allowing the student to progress at the rate he/she feels comfortable with. We can offer financial help towards childcare costs as well. For futher information please telephone 01463 240085 or email our office Administrator.

The 10-week course offers the student an opportunity to gain accreditation for the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Higher National Units - Information Technology Applications 1 and Information Technology Applications 2. To achieve this, trainees will require to sit summative assessments as per the content shown below.

Martin McLauchlan with his students.

Information Technology Applications (ITA) 1 (Higher National Unit - 1 credit)

  1. Operating systems - Windows XP
    Use of Windows Explorer for file management, virus checking Windows
  2. Introduction to Wordprocessing - Word 2003
    Text entry, editing, formatting, business letter and report writing.
  3. Introduction to Spreadsheets - Excel 2003
    Basic spreadsheet construction, formulae, spreadsheet types; cash flows, stock, wage calculation.
  4. Introduction to Databases - Access 2003
    Single table database construction; tables, forms, queries, reports.

Information Technology Applications (ITA) 2 (Higher National Unit - 1 credit)

  1. Intermediate Wordprocessing - Word 2003
    Tables, footnotes/endnotes, table contents, graphics.
  2. Intermediate Spreadsheets - Excel 2003
    Multisheet spreadsheets, macros, graphs.
  3. Intermediate Databases - Access 2003
    Multi table (Relational) databases.
  4. Communications - Internet Explorer / Outlook Express
    Internet and Email

If you are interested contact us by phone, email, by using our information request form or drop by our office on Grant Street. For more detailed information and obtaining an application form or arranging a training course placement, then please feel free to call us.

If you are interested in any of the services we provide then please fill out our Information Request Form or arrange to come into our office to discuss your requirements.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Thursday 8.50am - 4.50pm
  • Friday - 8.50am - 4.30pm
  • Closed weekends

Contact Us

14 Grant St
Inverness IV3 8BL

Tel: 01463 240085
Fax: 01463 717977

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Copyright © 2017 Merkinch Enterprise.
Accepted as a charity by the Inland Revenue and a company limited by guarantee.
Registered in Scotland No. SC138569. Registered as a Charity in Scotland No. SC020326. VAT registration No. 735348522.

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