Understanding Computers or Computer Maintenance courses have been run every summer at Little Ilford Learning Zone for the last ten years. The course tutors have been Shaiqur Rahman (Spike) and Jamal Serroukh.

Both courses involve a lot of practical work including stripping and reassembling computers so that participants gain an understanding of the parts of a computer and how they work together. Understanding Computers is aimed at the 11 to 14 age group while Computer Maintenance is aimed at young people and adults aged 14 and above.