Reboot IT

Train to repair

We are pleased to announce that we will be able to offer our new project – Reboot IT – for 2017.

What is on offer?

The Reboot IT project is a 6 week program. Participants complete 10 core modules in basic IT hardware, refurbishment and applications use, after which they may then select from our available optional modules to complement their interests and needs. In addition to this we then provide work experience to put the skills gained into practice, therefore minimizing the amount of ‘simulated’ learning opportunities.

What is New?

Taking what we have learned from our previous provision we have redesigned the project with the learner in mind, so that after the initial core modules, the learner guides the design of their own program of learning with optional modules to complement their needs and development.

We have secured funding based on outcomes and because of this, we are including IT focused Employability Modules within the core modules and learners will be provided with guidance on securing employment within an IT based field and provided with resources and time to complete jobsearch activities whilst with us.

Modules

Core Modules:-

  • Health and Safety
  • Recycling and Refurbishment legislation and practice
  • IT Hardware Components
  • IT Component Testing
  • PC refurbishment
  • Operating System Installation
  • MS Office Applications
  • MS Word Basics
  • MS Excel Basics
  • MS Powerpoint Basics
  • IT Focused CV production
  • Interview Techniques
  • Jobsearch Techniques

Optional Modules:

  • Internet Use: Basic Web Design
  • Internet Use: Search Engines and uses
  • Internet Use: Email and Email Accounts (Using Thunderbird)
  • Internet Use: Buying and Selling on Ebay
  • Internet Use: Social Media
  • Graphical Image Manipulation Basics
  • Advanced Word: Advanced Formatting
  • Advanced Word: - Mail Merge
  • Advanced Excel: Charts and Graphs
  • Advanced Excel: Complex Formulas, Absolute and Relative Cell Referencing
  • Advanced Office: Embedding Objects from different applications
  • Gnu Cash – Accounting Software
  • Hardware: Basic Troubleshooting
  • Hardware: Laptop Servicing and repair
  • Operating Systems: Linux Mint
  • Operating Systems: Windows Family

(This list is by no means complete and we will endeavour to offer any IT related modules required or provide guidance on where learners may pursue these interests.)

The course will last for 6 weeks and during that time participants will be able to put their skills into practice working within our onsite workshop and learning as they go.

The group sizes will be limited to a maximum of 4 per cohort (This may be smaller depending on the needs of participants – Those with learning disabilities or who require additional attention will be placed in smaller groups)

Course Dates:

  • 6th November 2017
  • 8th January 2018
  • 5th February 2018
  • 5th March 2018
  • 2nd April 2018
  • 30th April 2018
  • 28th May 2018
  • 25th June 2018

Courses will run from 9am till 3pm Monday to Friday for weeks One and Two and then Monday to Thursday for the following weeks.

Provision is Free to the long term unemployed, economically inactive or those looking to return to work due to physical or mental health issues.

If you have any questions or wish to refer a participant please call us on 01954 253302 or email kevin@rebootcambridge.org.uk

Cost

This training is Free to anyone:

  • claiming benefits
  • with learning difficulties and referred by supporting agencies
  • homeless
  • economically inactive
  • unemployed and over 50

For those who wish to attend but don't meet the criteria, please contract us for a quote.

Watch this site for updates closer to the launch of the course.

Bespoke Training

We offer bespoke training designed to fit your organisation's needs. For Example:

  • Microsoft Office Package (or part of- Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc...)
  • Internal Database packages (eg. PICs or ACT!)
  • Internet and Email Use
  • Time Management
  • CV Development

Phone us to discuss how we can meet your needs!