ITLP Courses Overview
Many colleges and departments provide courses in how to use local IT facilities and services, but in addition, the OUCS IT Learning Programme (ITLP) offers over 200 different IT courses that can help you with your studies, research and future careers. . IT Learning Programme courses can be booked by all current members of Oxford University.
- Core scheduled: our teacher-led courses covering everything from Office fundamentals through to advanced programming, database design, academic use of software and multi-media
- Byte-size: lunch time sessions covering closely focused topics or new technologies
- External expert: courses lead by experts in their field from outside the University
- Apple accredited: courses run by Apple accredited trainers in our Apple Authorised training Centre
- Closed: arranged for groups at a time convenient for them
- Customised: our standard courses which are customised for a particular audience
- Specialised: if there is a course you need, but we don't offer it, talk to us!
- Advanced ECDL: is a scheme that enables you to certify your advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
- New to computing: for those who need an introduction to computing and the use of email and the web.
Our core schedule ranges from fundamental courses in the use of popular office packages and Nexus through to advanced programming, database design, academic use of office software and multi-media skills. Scheduled courses are normally 3-hour modules, morning or afternoon. Course costs are kept low, just enough to cover resources.
Our external expert courses are taught by experts in their fields, who have leading roles in their respective industries. These are in-depth and last from 1 to 5 days. We always negotiate great educational rates with the tutors, and of course you don’t have to travel far!
In our Apple Training Centre we deliver Apple accredited courses, taught by Apple accredited trainers in applications such as Final Cut Pro and Aperture. And if you want to look good in front of a camera, then one of our many media courses will show you how. Again these are offered at special rates for University members.
Our courses are open to all in the University, but if you have a group of people we can run them as a closed course at a mutually convenient time. We can also run customised closed courses so that they are even more relevant to you. We charge a flat fee for these courses.
If there is a topic that we don’t cover then we can still help you. We are experienced at negotiating with external trainers and training suppliers and can quite often arrange to run a specialised course here in our training rooms at very favourable rates.
If you are a skilled user of Microsoft Office, the Advanced European Computer Driving Licence (AECDL) is a qualification thatyou can achieve that certifies your advanced skills. It is internationally recognised.
Finally, if you know someone who is new to computing and needs guidance on how to use keyboard, mouse, email and the web we can help them too in our ClickIT sessions. These are organised on demand so contact us if you are interested.
And there is more. For example our programme of IT inductions, our drop-in sessions and our special IT related events. You can even run your own courses in our state of the art IT teaching rooms at special rates for University departments.
Our A-Z listing is available as a leaflet. You can pick one up from OUCS reception, or contact us and we will send one to you. You can download the PDF version.
You can also subscribe to our mailing list and receive a weekly summary of learning events at OUCS.
If you are a member of Oxford University Press, you can access the OUP list of courses open to you.
If you are not a member of the University and you are interested in any of our courses, please contact us.
Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.
We believe you get the best experience by coming along to our taught modules, but if that isn’t possible many of our core schedule course resources are available for University members to download from the ITLP Portfolio. You will need an Oxford Single Sign On account to get to the Portfolio.
University members also have access to the Microsoft IT Academy, which covers all the main Microsoft Office applications. This can be used either as a quick reference, or you can sign up for a complete on-line course. There is no charge, but you will need to create a Microsoft Live! ID to access the material - full instructions are given. Unfortunately the Microsoft Academy will only work in the Internet Explorer web browser.
Our courses cover a wide spectrum of the software commonly used throughout the University. As far as possible we use recent versions, although for reasons of economy and compatibility with other areas of the University these may not be the latest releases. If we are using an older version, our lecturers will be available to comment on the differences that might arise.
- Adobe Captivate 4
- Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
- Adobe Flash CS5
- Adobe Illustrator CS5
- Adobe InDesign CS5
- Adobe Photoshop CS5
- Aperture 3
- Apple Mac OSX (Snow Leopard)
- C and C++
- EndNote X2
- FileMaker Pro
- Final Cut Pro
- iLife 09
- iWorks 09
- Microsoft Office 2007
- Managing Citations
- Digital Presentations, Imaging and Print Technologies
- Managing Numerical Data
- Operating Systems
- Qualitative Data Analysis
- Web Technologies
- Word Processing