IT Skills Training

IT Skills training is all about helping you to make the most of technologies that support your studies and help you to stand out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace.

Whether you’re feeling like an IT novice or an IT pro, we want to help you get the best grades you can, prepare you for the workplace and…save you time!

Here’s just a taster of some of the feedback from students for IT Skills sessions:

"Before coming here I thought I would know everything that was going to be taught but I ended up learning a lot of new ways to use PowerPoint and would come to future sessions as a result."

“Excellent. Was given lots of little tips that had I known about previously would have saved me hours of work and frustration!”

“I found the PowerPoint presentation session extremely useful and informative…should have had this in first year as opposed to the third!! Thank you, brilliant!!!”

“Some of the things I learned today were amazing!”

"Simply fantastic"

So even if you’re already feeling pretty confident about your IT skills, you might just find something that will make your life a little bit easier….

Exams coming up soon?

Take a look at our selection of online courses all designed to help you to make the most of your revision time - whether you need to organise your revision schedule, get to grips with speed reading or if you're just after some general study skills tips, you'll find something to help. 

IT Skills course list

Select a course title to view the full course profile, including description, objectives and pre-requisites.

Select the relevant PDF or Word document to view the course reference guide which includes links to online training videos.

Students - Choose 'Book my place' for the relevant course to view all dates and times and to reserve your place.

Staff - If you have a group of students, please email us with your choice of session and suggested dates/times.


Places are limited on our IT Skills training programme, so please ensure you cancel your place if you are unable to attend any course, then another student can book their place.

It's quick and easy to cancel your place - just log in to Eventbrite, Go to the Tickets page, and locate your order. Click your order to view order details, and then select "Cancel Order" to cancel your registration.
Product Course Title Classroom Guide with videos
Word Super smart tips for formatting your assignments
Create a pre-formatted template for your first assignment and then use it over and over again

Book my place


Word Format your dissertation in a flash
No need to type your contents page or table of figures...ever again...

Book my place


PowerPoint Step away from the bullet point and visualise your presentations
Create impact and make your presentations stand out

Book my place


PowerPoint Engage your audience with animation
Make your message more powerful and keep your audience interested

Book my place


PowerPoint  Smart tips for PowerPoint posters
Professional, visual posters to grab your audience's attention

Book my place


Planner Plan your tasks and time
Got a deadline to meet?  Let MS Planner do the hard work and keep you on track


Online course

Excel Getting Started with Excel
Get up and running with Excel quickly

Book my place


Excel Gather, analyse and present your research
The quickest and easiest way to create an online survey and analyse your results
Book my place


Excel Summarise your data with formula
Need more detail than a Pivot table?  You'll need to get to grips with formulas.

Book my place


OneNote Get digital and gather your thoughts in OneNote
Gather all kinds of information in one place and access it anywhere

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OneNote Class Notebook If your tutor has shared a OneNote Class Notebook with you so that you can add content (e.g. for an e-portfolio) and you need some help getting started, check our guide or contact us for an appointment. PDF
Office 365 Office 365 for group work: Keep your team on track!
The easiest way to work collaboratively


Online course


Plan your assignment in MindView
Sophisticated yet simple mind mapping software to help you brainstorm and plan.

Book my place Word
 SPSS SPSS statistical essential training
Get started using SPSS for in depth statistical analysis
  Online course
 Social Media  Up and running with social media
Want to take control of your digital footprint? There's every chance prospective employers will check you out online, so find out how to use social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter to your advantage.
  Online course
 RefWorks RefWorks: the smart tool for referencing and bibliographies
Gather and store all your references in one place and then create your bibliography in a matter of clicks.

Book my place

 RefWorks Refworks online webinar. This is an online session for anyone who would like to learn how to use Refworks to gather and store all your references in one place and then create your bibliography in a matter of clicks. Details of the meeting room will be emailed prior to the event Check dates  


Want to find more online training? is a huge resources of online training, covering many areas including IT, business, media and creative skills.  As a student you've got completely free, unlimited access, and you get a Certificate of Completion for each course you finish.

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Want to certify your IT skills?

MOS certifications are free to UCLan students.

Microsoft and Adobe certifications (MOS and ACA) give you the opportunity to graduate with additional, valuable industry standard certifications which demonstrate to potential employers that you have the practical IT skills required to excel in a business environment.

MOS certifications are completely free whilst you're a student at UCLan, so stand out from the crowd and take advantage of self-paced online learning packages.  

Need some individual help?

If you need some IT help and it doesn't seem to be covered by the courses listed above, can be a great place to start.

If you've got a more specific question, then contact the <i> team or LIS Customer Support who will either answer your question or refer you for an appointment.

Contact details

IT Skills and Development
Digital Services
Learning and Information Services


IT Skills classroom files

If you're attending a classroom session we might ask you to download some course files at the start of the session.  

Course feedback

We want to make sure that our IT Skills sessions are relevant, useful and interesting so at the end of each classroom session we'll ask you to complete a short feedback form.