Beginners Digital Skills

Ref: C2342448

The course is suitable for learners who have never used a computer before. It will cover everything from how to turn on the computer, use a mouse and keyboard and how to print documents. You will also learn how to produce documents containing words and pictures. Create an email account, compose, reply and forward messages, attach and download files and also search for information using the Internet.

Course aim

The course aims are for the learners to gain confidence using IT, communicate with friends and family via email, increase social engagement and also the use of the Internet to search for information.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Confidently switch on and shut down a computer safely.
  • Use a Word Processing application where I will have the ability to enter text and format a document.
  • Understand how to use the internet to search for information.
  • Demonstrate how to use a computer to communicate via email.
  • Demonstrate how to send emails to family and friends, attach files or photos and also send e-greeting cards to friends and family during festive seasons.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Learners can bring a writing pen and pad for note taking.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Beginners Digital Skills

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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