Linda’s experience attending the Apps employability Course

I would positively encourage anyone who has no experience or skills around using computers to attend this course.

I believe it has been helpful in providing me with greater confidence in understanding how a variety of packages operate & their usefulness in the general corporate world at large, which included, Google: drive, google sheets, Cloud & Slack, etc

It enabled me to gain a better understanding of exploring & developing ‘learning   something new’, I felt fully engaged and committed to attending and completing these sessions & would definitely like to continue learning new elements at this pace.

Final & closing points

I greatly appreciate and take this opportunity to Say:  A Big Thank you to the course Tutor Rick Crust who made it all interesting & possible.



All the courses which were introduced to us and used as activities were genuine skills for the commercial and organisation workplace..

Thanks to Rick and the Employability Club I am able to go out in the workplace gaining relevant knowledgeable about mobile and apps.  At the least able to carry my own in a group of professional workers.

Evren Gray course evaluation

The course ‘Apps’ for work from July to September was very interesting and enjoyable, learning about the ‘cloud’, using thee flash-drive rather than the laptop was interesting as it showed extra security, I liked importing images `and inserting them into documents,using spreadsheets, manipulating data, also adding and editing charts was interesting.  The drag and drop method was quite enjoyable and efficient way to move documents around.

Employability Course Dacey Lee

From attending this course I feel very confident with what I have learnt most useful  learning about google apps in particular creating documents and spreadsheets accessing our work from google cloud and I have continued to do this with my personal documents. How to take images and store and sharing them in emails and blog-post. Also found lessons on Slack and short video making and sharing useful. This course has given me  confidence and the tools that will help me with my future employment. Looking forward to the next course if I am accepted.


My spreadsheet event by Frankie Rose

Today’s event was excellent as I was able to prepare a spreadsheet to show data of all the volunteers who assisted and attended the employability course from this session.

This data was segmented into months and provided a bird’s eye view at a glance, so was productive in terms learners gaining useful transferable skills for the future from corporate companies releasing their employees to share their own knowledge and skills base with those who are seeking to equip them in searching for employment in the future.

This was an excellent exercise for learners!

Bar graph of corporate volunteers attending course 2015-2016.
Spreadsheet of data showing corporate volunteers attending course in bar-chart format by month.

What we did today and requirements for future courses

Hi everyone hope you all had a good summer break. Was really looking forward to resuming course. Today we started by creating a spreadsheet in”Google Sheets”  this was a business proposal for Training Room Hire and how our business can make a profit from this enterprise. Data included Fixed Cost (course admin equipment), Tutor hourly fee, room hire. We analysed the figures presented to work out how to achieve the greatest profit. Also saw how as a business working together working in Google Sheets is far quicker than doing the same in Excel as able to see each other updates.

Our second session we looked at the course attendance sheet which was in Google Drive. I updated the sheet and was able to see how updates entered are instantaneous. will continue to do this weekly.

Think of the future ahead.

As I am now confidently finding my way around the idea of learning and exploring new skills, I would like to utilise and gain further skills in the future.

What exactly, I am not yet totally sure, however, I am keen to learn and develop useful transferable skills which would enable me to move away from the ‘normal’ 9-5 slug and find something enjoyable to occupy my time whilst engineering a decent income at the same time, which is fun & flexible too.


Google Sheets: Learning the ropes…

‘Excel’ with all the anxiety removed:

We were given a slightly simplified business scenario; to develop, expand, and manipulate. Working from a question-sheet we were asked to complete the layout of a profit against cost spread sheet. This required us to alter the variables to in order to arrive at an optimum number of clients, sessions and desired profit level:In accordance with known market rates.

This exercise clearly showed the effectiveness of spread-sheet formula calculations to bring about real-time effects of changes to client numbers and increased overhead costs. Turning ‘what-ifs’ into resultant effects.

A productive, yet enjoyable morning’s work.

Today’s blog highlights spread sheet formula & applications

I was so happy with today’s learning experience as we looked at setting up a course based on making a profit for a training room hire event.

There was much to consider including fixed costs associated like your admin cost,publicity/promotion,equipment & how many students to accommodate.

The best part was working out tutor costs and room hire information as well as how many sessions would be required to break even.

On entering statistical data, it worked out well, so watch this space for the future!

Feeling confident for the next time.