The IT Learning Programme
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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 100 different IT courses that can help you with your studies, research and future careers.
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.
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. These cost more but 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 very 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.
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 courses are scheduled throughout the academic year. You can browse the current IT Learning Programme schedule at Upcoming courses. Alternatively, our Course Catalogue provides summary descriptions of the core IT Learning Programme courses.
You can also join the ITLP mailing list and receive a weekly summary of learning events at OUCS.
Full details of how to book a place on a course are in the panel on the top left of our pages. Please also read our Terms and Conditions.
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.