Evening, leisure and weekend courses

Leisure classes - theology

Leisure classes - theology

We try to hold a lecture series twice a year - in the spring and the autumn. These classes are open to anyone to attend (you don't have to be a theology student!) Easy to understand, no homework, no exams! Benefit from the teaching of some of HTC's lecturers by listening to ... Keep an eye on our news and events or our Facebook page for details of upcoming classes.



European Computer Driving Licence

ECDL is the fastest growing IT user qualification in over 125 countries. It is designed specifically for those who wish to gain a benchmark qualification in computing to enable them to develop their IT skills and enhance their career prospects. ECDL is now available in Ross-shire with the Highland Theological College UHI in partnership with North Highland College UHI.


  • Giving you competency and confidence across a range of IT user skills
  • Improving your speed and efficiency at home and at work
  • Helping you find employment by gaining and proving you have vital IT skills
  • ECDL is an internationally recognised qualification, available in over 125 countries
  • Gaining ECDL means you remove the stress and frustration of not being able to use your computer efficiently
  • It helps build a career and qualification path, which you can then take to higher levels if you wish
  • It’s a flexible and fun way of learning


There are seven modules in the course :

  • Security for IT Users
  • IT User Fundamentals (including using the computer and managing files)
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Presentation
  • Internet and email


Our course is a tutored class with all the benefits of a face-to-face tutor. Classes start each August and run until the following June. There is one two-hour class each week with additional home study. Please call Jack on 01349 780000 or 07768 972226 for class details.

Computing classes

Computing classes

All Computing for Beginners courses last for ten weeks, with a taught 2 hour class once per week.

Computing for Beginners – Level 1

This course is appropriate for students who are complete novices and also for those with limited experience in using a computer. Topics covered include:

  • Learning about computers and familiarisation with the P.C
  • Basic Word Processing (WORD)
  • Basic Spreadsheets (EXCEL)
  • Basic File Management (WINDOWS EXPLORER)
  • The Internet and Email

Computing for Beginners – Level 2

This course is appropriate for students who have some experience in using a computer. Although it is not a prerequisite for Level 2 that students have attended the Level 1 course, it would certainly be beneficial if they had. Topics covered are a progression from Level 1, with more advanced tasks within several software applications being taught.

  • Word Processing (WORD) including tabs, tables, word art, drawing tools, mailmerge, printing options, page numbering, headers & footers
  • Spreadsheets (EXCEL) including more advanced formulae, sorting data, printing options, merging calls, inserting/deleting, columns/rows, auto filter, viewing and printing formulae
  • Presentations (POWERPOINT) including creating slides, slide layouts and backgrounds , different views, transitions, animations, running a slideshow
  • Internet and Emails including search engines, useful sites, history, favourites, conducting searches, internet options

Computing for Beginners – Level 3

This course is suitable for students who are relatively experienced in using a computer. Attendance of the Level 2 course is not a prerequisite but would certainly be beneficial. Topics covered are a progression from Level 2 with more advanced tasks being covered within several different software applications.

  • Word Processing (WORD) further work on tables, adding/removing toolbars, styles, replace command, autotext, mailmerge (labels), importing files
  • Spreadsheets (EXCEL) further work on other formulae, composing own spreadsheet, embedding data, inserting/amending charts, protecting worksheets
  • Presentations (POWERPOINT) including changing order of appearance of animated text and objects, rehearse/record slide timings, importing sound clips/photographs
  • Databases (ACCESS) including creating a new database, objects in a database, tables, queries, reports, forms, entering data into a table, sorting data, filters, advanced filter/sort, add/delete/edit data, changing design of a table, printing table/query/report

Students completing Levels 1, 2, and 3 will have covered a lot of what's in the ECDL syllabus.

Computing for Beginners – Level 4

The course will look at Word Processing (WORD), Spreadsheets (EXCEL), Presentations (POWERPOINT) and Databases (ACCESS) to advanced level. It will give you the confidence and abilities to design your own spreadsheets and databases.

This course is appropriate for students who are relatively experienced in using a computer. Topics covered are a progression from Level 3 with more advanced tasks being covered within several different software applications. On completion of the Level 4 course students will have covered the majority of the ECDL syllabus.

ECDL classes are also run - select the section above for more information.