I.T. Courses

Computer courses from total beginners upwards.

Starting throughout the year HWV offers a range of courses to suit your needs in a friendly environment with helpful tutors.

We will look at your current skills and help guide you towards the most suitable course.

All I.T. courses are FREE for the unemployed!


  • Mornings (9:30am to 12:30pm)

  • Afternoons (1:45pm to 4:45pm)

  • Evenings (5:30pm to 8:30pm)

Please contact us for available spaces

Starts throughout the year

Small groups with plenty of support

Starter Qualifications

Digital Skills

I.C.T. Functional Skills

Gentle introduction courses, learning as a group step by step together.

Nationally recognized qualifications.

Available from Entry 1 to Entry 3 depending on confidence and experience.

Covering using the internet, sending and receiving e-mails, creating simple documents, using images.
A progression from I.C.T. Functional Skills or for those with a little more experience on a computer.

Entry 3 level qualification awarded by the British Computer Society (BCS))

Learn online using interactive web pages with sound and video at home or with support from a tutor in our centre.

Covers a wide range of I.C.T. skills such as using the internet, some Office based skills, computer safety, using Windows and more...

Higher Level

This is the range of courses that focus more on Office based skills, that are more useful in the workplace or small business.

All these qualifications are delivered with well prepared written resources but still supported by a tutor.


OCR Entry To I.C.T.

Level 1

Optional units include; sending and receiving e-mails, using computers to find information, word processing, file management, spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics, desktop publishing.

Entry 3 Level

Optional units include; sending and receiving e-mails, using computers to find information, producing simple documents and producing charts and graphs.


Level 2

Optional units include; sending and receiving e-mails, using computers to find information, word processing, file management, spreadsheets, database, presentation graphics.

E.C.D.L. is the European standard for the industry.
Hartcliffe & Withywood Ventures
The Gatehouse
Hareclive Road
BS13 9JN​​

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We also run sessions for "silver surfers" or Leisure Learners.  If you are over 65 and want to improve your computer skills in a friendly environment, with like-minded people, contact us.
"My tutor splits themselves into two to help all the students."

"The course was not as bad as I feared, and I quickly began to find my way around the computer!"

"By taking part in this course, I am much more confident and competent in using the computer - well worth while!"

"We discovered a very friendly group of people, together with a very helpful tutor."

"The leisure class is very relaxing, friendly and with the help of our tutor we learn something every week."

"Thanks to my I.T. course, I have now gained more confidence and have also found employment! ​"