Are you looking to improve your IT skills for free? Then look no further you have found the place you have been looking for!

What is the pathway?

The IT Skills Pathway provides access to training that you can customise that suits you. The skills pathway includes the main Microsoft Office products, from basic through to advanced skills.

How do we use it?

We use it via a supplied learning tracking system. You can then create your own customised versions of the courses and also create skills tests and other assessments. Learners then access the learning portal online, self-enrol and choose from a library of courses.

Why use it?

Everyone needs IT Skills view the benefits page.

Where can it be accessed?

Anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.

When can it be accessed?

24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at home or at work. IT Skills Pathway also has a help desk available during normal office hours.

Who is it for?

Any staff that need better IT skills for their current or future job role.

Click on the links below to find out how it can benefit your job role:

What software is covered?

  • Excel 2007

  • Excel 2010

  • LinkedIn

  • Office Essentials 2007

  • Office Essentials 2010

  • OneNote 2010

  • Outlook 2007

  • Outlook 2010

  • PowerPoint 2007

  • PowerPoint 2010

  • SharePoint 2010

  • Twitter

  • Windows 7 with Office 2010

  • Windows XP with Office 2003

  • Windows XP with Office 2007

  • Word 2007

  • Word 2010

What level is available?

Entry level to level three.

What content is available within each course?

Click on the following link to view the available content that will assist you in choosing the correct course.

How do I enrol?

Firstly register for an account. The centre manager will need to approve your registration; once this is complete you can then enrol on your chosen course(s). Follow this guidance to assist you enrolling on your course.

Locked out of your account?

If you are locked out of your account email to reset your password and re-activate your account.​​​​​​​

Technical Issues

Should you have any technical difficulties at work, call 0151 430 1172 and ask them to check the technical specification document in line with your PC set up.

If you wish to undertake learning at home, you will need a web browser installed on your computer (we recommend Internet Explorer) with the latest version of the Adobe Shockwave Player plugin installed. As all of our products are web-based you will not require the Microsoft Office software to be installed.