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IT Learning Centre


Teaching and Learning

The role of the IT Learning Centre is fundamental to the remit of the university IT service department, to help academics, staff and students at university to get the most from the technology they use in teaching and learning.

The IT Learning Centre provides innovative training and learning opportunities, demonstrating best practice with technology and applications. We aim to help facilitate the creation, communication and broadcasting of world-leading education and research.

We provide a broad range of scheduled IT courses, both classroom-based and online, for all staff, academics and students at the university.

The IT Learning Centre provides open access classroom-based workshop programmes and courses for the benefit of academic studies, research, administration, extra-curricular activities and employability.

Closed-course training is available to faculty’s staff and students. This provides bespoke training to meet the precise requirements of the group.

We aim to provide a joined-up advice service and so work closely with colleagues in the Library, Doctoral College, RKEO and the Centre for Excellence in Learning in addition to collaborating closely with all academic faculties. 

Professional IT qualifications are available through Microsoft MOS and ECDL test centres.

Please see the IT Learning Centre Brightspace for more details, and the latest announcements.

Support Facilities

Support is available via one-to-one tutorials, chat facilities and via broad online application support anywhere at any time using cloud hosted support videos and materials.

Our one-to one support booking system allows users to access targeted bespoke training, designed to meet individual needs and learning styles.

Our always available support provides comprehensive how-to guides and video tutorials from the most frequently asked application queries to comprehensive self-paced programmes. To facilitate and promote own-pace and self-learning, online learning resources are available through our VLE which will be greatly expanded in 2018. 

IT Qualifications

Advanced application training and certification in Microsoft Office applications is provided by the management and delivery of Microsoft Office Specialist, Expert and Master certifications via the Certiport application at the MOS Test Centre.

Currently, fundamental IT certification is provided with the ECDL qualification, through the IT Learning Centre, managing an "A" rated ECDL Test Centre.

Research Support

The IT Learning Centre provides essential training and support in data collection, analysing and delivering research. 

ALL BU staff can also access our programmes via the open booking courses repeated throughout the academic year, which is also open to your undergraduate and postgraduate masters students.

Academic staff have the opportunity to attend Introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in Quanitative Statistical analysis in collaboration, formerly with the Research & Knowledge Exchange Office and now with OD. These courses, over 2 days, are aimed at helping academic staff support their research students and improving their own research skills.

Embed our teaching directly within your unit

Teaching is also provided directly to faculties and embedded within undergraduate and postgraduate teaching units. Please contact us if you would benefit from our programmes being embedded directly, timetabled into your teaching unit, and take full advantage of the experience and expertise within the IT Learning Centre.

Course Catalogue

The IT Learning Centre provides a comprehensive programme of training courses and bookable 1 to 1 support which include the following applications:

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft OneNote

Quantitative Statistical Analysis and support with SPSS, Stata and R

Adobe Creative applications, like Photoshop and InDesign

All workshops are tailored to suit learners across all areas of study and take place at both the Lansdowne campus and Talbot campus.

Our current course catalogue has over 70 programmes and courses, and many academic units at BU embed their digital skills into the course curriculum.


To arrange an appointment or ask for advice, please send an email to 

Drop in services are also available during term time, see the ITLC Brightspace for more details.

Available to: Staff,Students

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